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Old 08-03-05, 01:38 PM
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I struggled with my spelling my entire school career, and am very proud of myself when I know how to spell a complicated work correctly. This was a problem for me even though I was a straight A student and read all the time.
You sound just like me! I was in the top classes for everything at school except English because my spelling was so bad. I struggled with it through my degree and it wasn't until I was working at a university that someone casually looked down at some notes I'd written and said "oh, I see you're dyslexic" and I went "WHAT?!". It turns out that I'm what you might call output dyslexic. I can read fine, very well in fact but when I write I tend to get the letters mixed up or miss some out, I also miss whole words. Remembering how to spell difficult words has always and continues to be a problem for me. I'm typing this reply in another app with a spell checker and then copy pasting it into the web page and that's what I almost always do.

On the topic of this thread I must admit that purposeful misspelling does bug me and I do tend to take what's written less seriously than I otherwise would.

Not only are there people who have English as their second language, you can add in dyslexics who have reading problems and the visually impaired who use software to speak text for them. I assume that "creative spellers" just don't stop to think about those groups.
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Old 08-19-05, 09:51 PM
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Well *FER* example.. Maybe someoce lives in the DEEP, DEEP South *lol*
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Old 08-20-05, 11:10 PM
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You sound just like me! I was in the top classes for everything at school except English because my spelling was so bad. I struggled with it through my degree and it wasn't until I was working at a university that someone casually looked down at some notes I'd written and said "oh, I see you're dyslexic" and I went "WHAT?!". It turns out that I'm what you might call output dyslexic. I can read fine, very well in fact but when I write I tend to get the letters mixed up or miss some out, I also miss whole words. Remembering how to spell difficult words has always and continues to be a problem for me. I'm typing this reply in another app with a spell checker and then copy pasting it into the web page and that's what I almost always do.

On the topic of this thread I must admit that purposeful misspelling does bug me and I do tend to take what's written less seriously than I otherwise would.

Not only are there people who have English as their second language, you can add in dyslexics who have reading problems and the visually impaired who use software to speak text for them. I assume that "creative spellers" just don't stop to think about those groups.
I ALWAYS thought that I was dyslexic, I leave out whole words all the time and my spelling is terrible! Is there a test you can take to find out
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Old 08-24-05, 09:01 AM
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Spelling and grammar are my hot potatoes, but I do shorten words for texting (SMS) because it saves money and time, but in everyday typing I don't see the point.

I agree that writing can be artistic, but also think that misspelt words can be confusing.

When it comes to children we should always spell things correctly and use the correct punctuation and grammar, children can't always make the distinction between what's correct, what's incorrect and what is misspelt on purpose.

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Do you think that a stranger that reads your post would not think that your are ignorant from the way you spell Stupid


I am a stranger to this post and I dont think that at all...




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