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2003-03-14 10:58:34 AM  
This one will drive the spelling nazis bonkers.
2003-03-14 10:58:52 AM  
I red the artickle four wonse and thought that it was much gooder than wut eye had predickted.
2003-03-14 11:00:13 AM  
Till know cur four can sir.
2003-03-14 11:00:29 AM  
great tag
2003-03-14 11:00:46 AM  
At least I can still grammar goodly. Gooder than you I bet.
2003-03-14 11:03:10 AM  
Falowing in the trend of mispeling my words on porpose I wood just lick to say that I finded this artickle vary intristing it rilly shows how dipendant we have got on computor speling thingys to corect hour misdakes in speling also it fixs gramar two. Don't yous all think this is a terific story.
2003-03-14 11:03:21 AM  
Hrm. I like spell-checkers, but does anyone actually use the grammar check feature irl?
2003-03-14 11:03:44 AM  
Bset. tg. Evar.
2003-03-14 11:04:34 AM  
Hey, I just said this over in the patty hearst thread. This certainly empathizes my point, though.
2003-03-14 11:04:40 AM  
I'm not much of a spelling nazi for things like Fark. I do hate it when people who should know better (i.e. people who publish books and other print materials professionally) don't seem to give a rat's hiney about editing things beyond just using the spell checker.

Although it does lead to fun things like yellow pages ads for "Pubic Defenders."
2003-03-14 11:05:13 AM  
Its fun to mispel words on porpose this is now my ofishal ofeshil official ofesial fark traid mark.
2003-03-14 11:05:47 AM  
I fynd thus difikult too masstorbait too.
2003-03-14 11:05:56 AM  
skrew yu guys I can spel just phine
2003-03-14 11:06:15 AM  
I predict at least 60% of farkers will pretend to misspell words for great comedic effect.

Please God, tell me I'm wrong.
2003-03-14 11:07:17 AM  
people actually use spell check? if you're using a word and you can't even spell it, give up.
2003-03-14 11:07:51 AM  
Good call Monkeyknife.

Give it a try its fun. Comeon in the watur is fyne all the cool keds are dewing it.

2003-03-14 11:09:31 AM  

before your post, 7 of the 14 comments were of the variety you explained.
2003-03-14 11:09:34 AM  
MonkeyKnife, you're wrong. It's more like 80%.

And I bet the reporter went through his article VERY carefully before submitting it.
2003-03-14 11:10:35 AM  
Spell check does you no good when the only papers you write are in Spanish.. :(

On that note, anyone know of a good Spanish word processor? I'm looking for something with a thessurus and maybe a spell checker.
2003-03-14 11:11:02 AM  
i don't Litig8r. i was to lazy to program the words into the spell check to begin with. because if i need help spelling a word, it's a sure bet it isn't in the spell check thingee yet. i have a dictonary at my computer and it still takes me less time to look it up than to use spell check.
2003-03-14 11:11:29 AM  
Alonzo "empathizes" - funny.
2003-03-14 11:12:47 AM  

03-14-03 11:03:21 AM Goatman264
Americans can't spell anyway.

On a related note, any Farkers know where I can find a decent, free online UK English dictionary?

"US" English does not exist, but from the state of the web it would be easy for the naive to think it's both standard and acceptable.

Stupidest thing I've read all morning. American English certainly does exist, and it is both acceptable and standard.

There's a reason you can't find a UK English dictionary online, and that reason is that the UK is a backwater, rapidly receeding in world influence and relevance, and UK english is a dead language like Latin, Greek, or Aramaic,and nobody in the world gives a flying fark about it.

2003-03-14 11:13:54 AM  
It's amazing how much damage spell check has done to our culture. Now people who aren't good writers to begin with, won't even bother looking up words. Seriously, all it really takes is reading your writing out loud or having it read to you to catch mistakes. While the english language is by no means intuitive (i before e except...), most words just look or feel wrong if only given the once over.

Spell checking should be the final tool you use after reading it over. Please give me, and others who work with the language all day and respect it, a break. Plus, stop using fark as an all-purpose word, it just isn't nice and it makes you look dumb.
2003-03-14 11:13:57 AM  
Wow...I think this guy spelled some words wrong in the tag.

2003-03-14 11:15:39 AM  
Yinz are crazy.
2003-03-14 11:16:19 AM  
Goatman264: that's silly, claiming US English does not exist. Of course it does, written and spoken, that's how language works.
2003-03-14 11:17:13 AM  
Funny that this article is in CNN, they're articles are littered with mistakes.
2003-03-14 11:17:14 AM  
Huked on foniks wurkt fer mi!
2003-03-14 11:19:22 AM  
Darn it LawTalkingGuy you beat me to it, and said it better.
2003-03-14 11:19:25 AM  
Hey Goatman

The primary "English"-speaking countries
US population - 300 million
UK population - 60 million
Australia population - 20 million
Canada population - 31 million

Australia + Canada + UK = 111 million or a little over 1/3 US population.

All your language are belong to us!
2003-03-14 11:20:31 AM  
I predict at least 60% of farkers will pretend to misspell words for great comedic effect.

I'm not God, but you're wrong. They have failed to achieve great comedic effect.
2003-03-14 11:21:12 AM  
I challenge farkers to resist the urge to misspell every word in their post, and instead come up with the most obscure word they can, correctly spelled. Just to, you know, show CNN what's up.

Etiolated. Eat that. You know when you leave a board on the lawn? When you leave it for a few months, and you pick it up and all the grass underneath is a sickly yellow white? Those plants have become etiolated, or de-chlorophyllated.
2003-03-14 11:21:34 AM  
And India's official language is Hindi. Don't try to bring that up as a bigger English speaking country.
2003-03-14 11:22:35 AM  
I wish my email had jack-ass check, in addition to spell check. For instance, when I want to make a smart-ass comment to an email that was sent out to the whole company, it would stop me from hitting "Reply to all".
2003-03-14 11:23:19 AM  

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a quay and type a word
And weight four it too say
Weather eye is wrung oar write,
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye half run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased to no
Its let a perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew!
2003-03-14 11:26:14 AM  
"US" English does not exist, but from the state of the web it would be easy for the naive to think it's both standard and acceptable.

This annoys me to no end. ALL languages have dialects, and those dialects can be spoken in entirely different countries, or in the same damned country. Even US English has it's dialects, and it's spoken slightly differently in other areas of the country.

Language evolves through colloquialisms, which are usually very localized. Some of them may seep out into the general public, and some may remain slang, but all languages evolve this way. The way we speak now is very different from the way we spoke 500 years ago. And, if you check with other languages, you'd find the same. Maybe in another few hundred years, there will be a substantial difference between what the Americans speak, and what the British speak, but for now, English is English. Just because you use a few different words doesn't make it a whole different language.
2003-03-14 11:28:44 AM  
This just in -- telephones with number memory make people forget telephone numbers.
2003-03-14 11:31:36 AM  
Back on topic, I think the first part of the article sounds like 'Whaaa! The work of retards is comparable to those of us who are smrt!' You can still tell between the two, usually, so why are you worried? Intelligence v. good grammer, like only the good spellers are allowed to be heard? Sounds like schoolyard competition.

By the way, how's the war effort progressing?
2003-03-14 11:33:39 AM  
Nice one MousePotato.
Glad to see someone got it.
This version will even test okay for grammar.

Spelling & Grammar

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss Steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a quay and type a word
And weight four it too say
Weather eye is wrung oar write,
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
it nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye half run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased to no
It's let a perfect awl the weigh
my chequer tolled me sew!

/sad git
2003-03-14 11:35:05 AM  

Flockynockynihilipilification (the longest word in the English language)

The art of identifying something as being worthless.

Like spellcheckers.
2003-03-14 11:36:04 AM  
Too bad they didn't go on to mention how constantly typing everything can degrade your penmanship.

Mine has markedly changed from bad to horrible. A few more years of this and it'll be completely intelligible. Of course, in a few more years voice recognition might be mainstream and then we'll be back to worrying about gammar anyhow, right?
2003-03-14 11:37:48 AM  
MousePotato, the people in the offices around mine are wondering why i'm laughing so loudly...
2003-03-14 11:41:46 AM  
Actually, there seem to be many spelling nazis on fark and in the news groups. So a language that was meant to be a living, changing entity has become somewhat ossified.

What we need is a paradigm shift, perhaps to l33t or that incomprehensible nonsense promulgated on cell phones and pagers.

I suppose that there are just too many arcane and inordinately long expressions in the English nomenclature.

I usually run this type of 'fluff' post through WordPerfect first, then cut and paste. That is a sad commentary on the value that we place on exactitude.
2003-03-14 11:42:41 AM  
Oh, Nightsweat, you forgot NZ...

oh, wait, that's 6 million sheep, NM.

Goatman264 wins the golden troll award.
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2003-03-14 11:45:58 AM  
Richard Stern, a computer and electrical engineer at Carnegie Mellon University specializing in speech-recognition technology, said grammar and spelling software will never approach the complexity of the human mind.

"Computers can decide the likelihood of correct speech, but it's a percentage game," he said.

Somebody needs to tell Kurzweil. He seems to think computers are not only going to become "spiritual", but provide humans with perpetual nondecrepitude.
2003-03-14 11:46:26 AM  
Goatman264 if you're going to get mad about the American dialect of English, at least get mad at the form that I, as an American, can barely understand. Ebonics.
2003-03-14 11:46:31 AM  
03-14-03 11:37:21 AM Goatman264

I will be in the UK this summer. I would love to kick your ass and buy you a beer.

But not necessarily in that order
2003-03-14 11:47:36 AM  
Nice one Goatman. Really got them hopping.
2003-03-14 11:48:21 AM  
Jive_Turkey:- You'd like to kick his beer, and buy him an arse?
2003-03-14 11:48:27 AM  
oh, and Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanicconiosis.
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