Wobbly Spelling
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Piglet: "How do you spell love?"
Pooh: "You don't spell it, you feel it."
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Quote:I never had any large respect for good spelling. That is my feeling yet. Before the spelling-book came with its arbitrary forms, men unconsciously revealed shades of their characters and also added enlightening shades of expression to what they wrote by their spelling, and so it is possible that the spelling-book has been a doubtful benevolence to us.    - Mark Twain

cited at http://quoteinvestigator.com/2010/06/25/spelling/

But at least we shall all be treated to grandly revealing variant spellings of the third person singular pronoun until the kerfuffle over politically vs. anatomically/genetically correct is resolved.  Perhaps it never will be...  what fun!
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However, sometimes spelling can make all the difference.

I would much rather have a sweet, crumby cookie for dessert than sweat in a crummy desert.
I may be too demure to apply rouge, but I would demur to apply a rogue.
I would be wealthy if I had a gilded cannon, but bored with a canon guild.

Old vs. olde makes no real difference, neither does shop or shoppe. But confuse wretch with retch and you get a wicked mess.
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#5
step away from the meds winnie.
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If we're going to revolt against standardized spelling, might I also suggest revolting against standardized typeface?
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#7
i think if winnie screwed his syntax up here someone would point it out to him.
and isn't winnie a girls name?
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When I first heard his name, I said, just as you are going to say, "But I thought he was a boy?"
"So did I," said Christopher Robin.
"Then you can't call him Winnie?"
"I don't."
"But you said------"
"He's Winnie-ther-Pooh. Don't you know what 'ther' means?"
"Ah, yes, now I do," I said quickly; and I hope you do too, because it is all the explanation you are going to get.

Winnie-the-Pooh Chapter 1. Smile
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(05-25-2016, 04:16 AM)Quixilated Wrote:  However, sometimes spelling can make all the difference.

I would much rather have a sweet, crumby cookie for dessert than sweat in a crummy desert.  
I may be too demure to apply rouge, but I would demur to apply a rogue.
I would be wealthy if I had a gilded cannon, but bored with a canon guild.
 
Old vs. olde makes no real difference, neither does shop or shoppe. But confuse wretch with retch and you get a wicked mess.

For years I was confused when I heard "Raised to the ground", I presume that it meant "Erased to the ground" but then eventually realised it was "Razed to the ground"
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(05-25-2016, 10:06 PM)ambrosial revelation Wrote:  For years I was confused when I heard "Raised to the ground", I presume that it meant "Erased to the ground" but then eventually realised it was "Razed to the ground"

Yep, same. LOTR much?
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(05-25-2016, 10:07 AM)UselessBlueprint Wrote:  If we're going to revolt against standardized spelling, might I also suggest revolting against standardized typeface?
You're all just revolting Tongue

Like any rule, break it for a good reason and make sure it's worth defending against the hordes, otherwise you'll just look like a tit.  And not the good kind.
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Damn... I just wrote a critique in which at one point I said "bare with me" instead of "bear with me". So instead of asking for a little bit patience and understanding I invited them to get naked with me. It has all been corrected now... I think...
Wobbly Spelling indeed.

(05-26-2016, 05:08 AM)justcloudy Wrote:  
(05-25-2016, 10:06 PM)ambrosial revelation Wrote:  For years I was confused when I heard "Raised to the ground", I presume that it meant "Erased to the ground" but then eventually realised it was "Razed to the ground"

Yep, same. LOTR much?

JC does that acronym mean Lord of The Rings?
It certainly sent me on an interesting trip to discover people who are 'raising hell' over people who are 'razing hell'  Hysterical
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(05-26-2016, 05:16 AM)Leanne Wrote:  
(05-25-2016, 10:07 AM)UselessBlueprint Wrote:  If we're going to revolt against standardized spelling, might I also suggest revolting against standardized typeface?

You're all just revolting Tongue

Like any rule, break it for a good reason and make sure it's worth defending against the hordes, otherwise you'll just look like a tit.  And not the good kind.
Are there any bad kinds of tit?
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(05-26-2016, 02:16 PM)RiverNotch Wrote:  Are there any bad kinds of tit?

Total Income Tax
Terrestrial Impact Theory
The Illinois Tollway
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I always spell rite, git a dictionary if your having problems.
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(05-26-2016, 11:25 PM)Pdeathstar Wrote:  I always spell rite, git a dictionary if your having problems.
Hysterical

Yes, Q/P,
Your spelling is very fluid and original. However, a dictionary might be the opposite of helpful in this situation.

Sincerely,
quix
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(05-26-2016, 11:25 PM)Pdeathstar Wrote:  I always spell rite, git a dictionary if your having problems.

Whereas I only spell rite when I write it down.
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Can you all stop stressing the bloody bear out!!  Thumbsup

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(05-26-2016, 11:44 PM)Quixilated Wrote:  
(05-26-2016, 11:25 PM)Pdeathstar Wrote:  I always spell rite, git a dictionary if your having problems.

Hysterical

Yes, Q/P,
Your spelling is very fluid and original.  However, a dictionary might be the opposite of helpful in this situation.  

Sincerely,
quix

I'm too tired of cliched spelling.
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“You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.” -- Winnie-the-Pooh

Q/P,
I like your spelling. Don't ever change. Smile
-qx
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