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Message started by Camo-sling on Apr 17th, 2008 at 3:26am

Title: Spell-Check
Post by Camo-sling on Apr 17th, 2008 at 3:26am
Ive read a quite alot of articles and noticed some spelling mistakes and I had a thought that we could include a spell check button/option when writing a topic/p.m/reply. Does anyone agree that a spell-check option should be included in the YaBBc tags?

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Willeke on Apr 17th, 2008 at 3:04pm
I would love a proper spell checker, by preference one that knows British as well as American English.
But just one language would do if no better one is available.

On the other hand, the worst spellers have English as native language and are just too lazy to read what they wrote. Most mistakes would show up with reading back and taking time to change to proper language.

Willeke

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Ethan on Apr 17th, 2008 at 3:14pm
Mozilla Firefox has a built-in spellchecker for everything the user types. I'd recommend that.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 18th, 2008 at 5:57pm
spell checks are for wimps - real men make typos :-)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by timann on Apr 19th, 2008 at 2:41pm
Well, as a not-natural-english writer, I suppose it would be OK with a spell check.  But I like it whithout, too.
Now, I must read and re-read a few times what I write, to find bad spelling.  And this gives me a little chance to try to sort out bad thinking and logic, too.  Can be rather usefull, sometimes :)

And it allways seem to be possible to comprehend what bad spellers intend to write, if   a bit annoying, sometimes..

timann


Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by southpaw on May 11th, 2008 at 1:02am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 5:57pm:
spell checks are for wimps - real men make typos :-)



That's rite, kurious ardvark!  ::)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on May 12th, 2008 at 7:33am
Of course the whole north american education system insists on building typos into the english language people over there are taught anyway :-)

colour - much too complicated let's miss spell it color.
And then there's the whole al gore school of spelling. We'd just need too many dictionaries :-)
So at the end of the day we all spell differently and think we're right.
:-)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by bigkahuna on May 13th, 2008 at 6:23am
As long as you can understand it.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on May 14th, 2008 at 7:15am
exactly apparently as lnog as the ltrrers at the strat and end of the wrod are coerrct we can work out what the word is suppoesed to be anyawy.

Which is pretty cool :-)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Dave M on May 18th, 2008 at 12:01pm
Try and find a copy of Bill Brysons book Mother tongue this will give you a good insight how the English language evolved

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on May 19th, 2008 at 7:58am
lol but he's an american ;-)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Ethan on Jun 10th, 2008 at 7:12pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on May 19th, 2008 at 7:58am:
lol but he's an american ;-)


Actually, he's back on your side of the pond again. Unless you're talking about original nationality... Then he's a Iowan!
;D

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on Jul 22nd, 2008 at 7:50am
just a quick update - I've recently switched over to firefox on all machines and it prompted me today to install an english - british dictionary.

So that's the answer - get firefox, it's very good.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Branmun on Dec 6th, 2008 at 11:29pm
I think YaBB 2.3 has a spell-check, but then you'll have to update everything, move the posts, setup the forum to just the way you want it(although I'm guessing the old css will not need vary much change). But I never seen any communication problems anyway so :)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Mar 9th, 2009 at 5:25pm
no! most internet spell checkers are horrible, when i type 'wen' instead of 'when' it says every possible word except for when itself best not use it

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on Mar 28th, 2009 at 9:56am
So when you're typing when, make sure you always type when and not wen :-)

lol

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Mar 28th, 2009 at 1:32pm
your soo mean :'(

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by kuggur slingdog on Apr 6th, 2009 at 11:18am
That is "you are so mean" young man! ;D

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 6th, 2009 at 11:22am
i hate grown ups >:(

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 6th, 2009 at 11:22am
and how is it 'you are so mean' ever heard of contractions?  :-?

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by slingbadger on Apr 6th, 2009 at 5:11pm
And what are you doing online when you are supposed to be at school, kiddo? If you are off for Easter this early, than its' no wonder there are education problems.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 7th, 2009 at 11:58am
its called spring break

once in winter and once in err...now

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by slingbadger on Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:26pm
Sheeesh. We should go with the Japanese education system. They go to school all year round. :o

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 8th, 2009 at 12:29pm
don't forget Saturdays ;D no wait 'aint' i supposed to be flippin' mad right now  >:(

the aint and bad grammar is for some school friendly and and English nuts out 'hear'

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by slingbadger on Apr 8th, 2009 at 4:25pm
I thought some of my Scouts were bad. I do have a 12 year old studying Latin. You should follow that example. Mortui vivos docent!

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on Apr 8th, 2009 at 5:25pm
as for bad grammar - slingbadger, shame on you:
Quote:
than its'

Surely you meant: 'then it's'
lol

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Apr 9th, 2009 at 12:07pm

slingbadger wrote on Apr 8th, 2009 at 4:25pm:
I thought some of my Scouts were bad. I do have a 12 year old studying Latin. You should follow that example. Mortui vivos docent!


o wow, that's funny, my school last week sent some 9th graders to tell us about some different languages we were going to learn in 8th grade, funny enough, Latin is my number one choice

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Et Cetera on Apr 28th, 2009 at 5:05pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 5:57pm:
spell checks are for wimps - real men make typos :-)

reallly? I didint know thavt

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on May 1st, 2009 at 4:56pm

Et Cetera wrote on Apr 28th, 2009 at 5:05pm:

Curious Aardvark wrote on Apr 18th, 2008 at 5:57pm:
spell checks are for wimps - real men make typos :-)

reallly? I didint know thavt


neiver hav i

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Et Cetera on May 1st, 2009 at 5:55pm

slingbadger wrote on Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:26pm:
Sheeesh. We should go with the Japanese education system. They go to school all year round. :o

Easy for an adult to say, but I know I would break down psychologically if school was year round. Look at my post! Alas! No problems! The education system is fine, thankyouverymuch. Maybe a bit better program for kids who get bored with stuff like English class though...

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Camo-sling on May 2nd, 2009 at 7:55pm
et cetera, everyone gets tired of the English program! If only teachers were creative, students may achieve higher scores. In all my schooling i have only had one realllly good teacher. he raised all the students in my class's exam results over 75%.. thats pretty amazing if you actually have seen the class! It was history, gold rush's etc.. but he actually has experienced a gold rush, everything he taught, he didnt read indirectly from the text, talking from expirience. Occasionally he would take us out for a game of soccer, to throw the boomarang when we were studying the aborigines.

Guess what happened to him.. fired for taking another class out to play soccer after exams. And I was left with the usual teachers droning away, reading only the lines in the text book. *sigh*

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Et Cetera on May 2nd, 2009 at 8:25pm
What a shame. It's actually been researched that physical activity helps on test scores and the like.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Camo-sling on May 3rd, 2009 at 2:15am
back in the day, my primary school had us running for 15 minutes before class began . Study also shows that teenagers must have 9:15 hours sleep for 100% concentration, every half an hour of 9:15, concentration is decreased by 25%, an hour less sleep, 25% of 100 - 75% then after another half an hour, 25% is decreased of 75%.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Et Cetera on May 3rd, 2009 at 8:19pm
Interesting. Where didya find that?

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Camo-sling on May 4th, 2009 at 4:00am
Maths teacher. There are a bunch of these studies, most are quite silly.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on May 8th, 2009 at 4:11pm
and after all of this research,

"beep beep beep, wake up! you had 2 hours of sleep and your not fully concentrating, studies have shown you need 9 hours and still you slack off after 2, horrible, disgraceful, bilge!!!!!!!!!!"


don't we all admire most modern day teachers. this year i have this teacher who's awesome. she doesn't take us out side to practice on chariots when we did ancient Egypt but she's still cool 8-)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Et Cetera on May 8th, 2009 at 5:14pm

xxkid123 wrote on May 8th, 2009 at 4:11pm:
she doesn't take us out side to practice on chariots when we did ancient Egypt but she's still cool 8-)

you expect them to take you outside to use chariots?  ;)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on May 10th, 2009 at 5:16pm
of course i do, what else would they do that is completely safe and not a complete disgrace to a book (no! not the text book)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by johnny cott on Jun 23rd, 2009 at 3:57am
If I make a spelling error live with it, no one is perfect

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Camo-sling on Jun 24th, 2009 at 1:44am
this thread was mainly for members who have English as their second or even third language. Some are ashamed and non confident. This may limit the posts they make.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Eoraptor on Jun 24th, 2009 at 2:06pm
Didn't think of that...  English is my first language and I still can't spell  ::)  I think that a spell check option is a good idea, that way you can turn it off when it get's annoying.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by slinger87 on Jun 24th, 2009 at 9:54pm
yea, they say the english language is one of the wierdest in the world

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by curious_aardvark on Jun 25th, 2009 at 7:29am

Quote:
this thread was mainly for members who have English as their second or even third language

lmao could have fooled me :-)


Quote:
ea, they say the english language is one of the wierdest in the world

Hmm, dunno about that - ever heard icelandic or dutch ? lol

We do have a lot of words that mean different things - but then chinese uses the same word with different inflections for three seperate meanings.
Now that's tricky :-)

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by slinger87 on Jun 25th, 2009 at 10:58am
no, i just mean by spelling but i could be wrong, I just thought I herd that somewhere

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by Knaight on Jun 25th, 2009 at 3:03pm
English isn't phonetic, where a lot of languages are. Its a large part of the reason its easier to learn how to spell in Spanish, Japanese, etc.

Spanish has some weird accent rules, but once you get through those you can basically spell everything. English meanwhile has vague rules, and the chance that a randomly picked word actually doesn't break any of them is pretty low. That's a large portion of the reason English can get away with so many homonyms such as heard(to have received sound information through the ear) and herd (a large group of animals, typically used with herbivores). Plus our comma rules are at least as complicated as the Spanish accent rules.

Japanese is even easier, every letter is 1 complete syllable. Always. If you put two letters next to each other you get two syllables, and the letters don't modify each other in how they sound. English meanwhile has constructions such as ph, kn, gn, etc.

Just look at my forum name, it would be pronounced "Nate". But because of how letter groups interact, it can use any number of different spellings, including the one I favor that went in as the forum name. For instance:
Nate
Knaight
Gnaight
Knait
Knaite
Knate
Gnait
Gnaite
Gnate
Nait
Naight

This sort of crap doesn't fly in pretty much any other language.

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 7th, 2009 at 9:09pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Jun 25th, 2009 at 7:29am:

Quote:
this thread was mainly for members who have English as their second or even third language

lmao could have fooled me :-)

[quote]ea, they say the english language is one of the wierdest in the world

Hmm, dunno about that - ever heard icelandic or dutch ? lol

We do have a lot of words that mean different things - but then chinese uses the same word with different inflections for three seperate meanings.
Now that's tricky :-)
[/quote]

thats just some words. ussually their just 2, and one of the two are some old ancient use

Title: Re: Spell-Check
Post by xxkid123 on Jul 7th, 2009 at 9:10pm
like the word for spear can also be used for gun, which is the modern day meaning

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