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Anyone else's spelling awful?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nanoman, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. Nanoman

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 5,237

    Location: Herefordshire

    My spelling is pretty shocking; I've only just learnt how to spell avalible, jk. available.

    Does anyone else have poor spelling? A possibility is that it could be down to computers. I.e. I've pretty much always used Word to write something, homework from year 7, coursework etc, etc. So I'll spell a word exactly how it sounds (which a lot of the time is wrong!) Then simply right click (or just F7 back in the day) and select the correct term without even looking/learning.
     
  2. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 30 Jun 2007

    Posts: 66,719

    Location: Wales

    Mine's terrible, as is my typing and handwriting.
     
  3. G-MAN2004

    Caporegime

    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

    Posts: 30,246

    i fink my spellin is pretty top class to be quiet honist with you. :)
     
  4. Strife212

    Capodecina

    Joined: 15 Dec 2007

    Posts: 16,574

    I can instantly tell when a word is spelt wrong even if I can't remember how to spell it for some reason. My spelling is generally good anyway though.
     
  5. TaKeN

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 13,157

    Location: Shropshire

    I was always quite into spelling at Primary School, we used to have little tests :D
     
  6. Nanoman

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 5,237

    Location: Herefordshire

    Yea my handwriting is awful as well.
     
  7. Mikoyan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,734

    Location: on OCUK

    mine used to be great but has gotten worse since I got introduced to the internets!
     
  8. Aedus

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Luton, England

    Mine's usually alright, just a few words which I don't use on a daily basis stump me sometimes, though on forums I'll use a spell checker built into the explorer to double check nothing is wrong, saves me some time.
     
  9. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,153

    Location: Lake District

    On the whole my spelling if fine, but I have Firefox spell checker running for peace of mind.
     
  10. Aedus

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Luton, England

    inb4 Kylew
     
  11. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,217

    Location: Brighton

    Both my grammar and spelling are above average, in my opinion.
     
  12. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 75,263

    My spelling is so so, my written English tho its pretty terrible especially punctuation, grammar, etc. Unfortunatly when I was at school they were messing around with the curriculum and I missed 2 years of English lessons because they kept changing the year at which certain things were taught and I was never instructed in things like verbs, nouns, etc.
     
  13. Dave M

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,537

    It's like the 'does this make me look fat' question - no love, your fat makes you look fat.

    In the same vein, do computers make me stupid... ;)
     
  14. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

    Posts: 163,805

    Location: Londinium

    It’s ok but occasionally rescued by a spell checker.
     
  15. Hudzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,298

    Location: Bristol

    I've found if spelling a word how it sounds is wrong, I've usually been saying the word wrong anyway. Generally you can spell anything so long as you can break it down correctly and pronounce the parts.
     
  16. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,217

    Location: Brighton

    ...just lazy!
     
  17. PiKe

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 25,153

    Location: Lake District

    That's what they call, a typo.
     
  18. Ghosteh

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

    Posts: 4,145

    Location: Liverpool

    Mine used to be atrocious, but it has improved considerably over the past year or so because I've taken an interest in not looking like an idiot. The spell checking feature on forms in browsers has helped me quite a bit mind, to actually learn when I've gone wrong.
     
  19. Richie

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,504

    Location: Entering Hell...

    I sometimes wonder if they still teach spelling, or for that matter punctuation, skills at school given some of the posts on here.
     
  20. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,217

    Location: Brighton

    Ironing.