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TrekChick--Whose nuts? (We all know who's nuts--that'd be most of us!)

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TrekChick--Whose nuts? (We all know who's nuts--that'd be most of us!)
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post #63 of 75
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Originally Posted by Squawker View Post

 

T'feck is wrong with that. It is the correct British English spelling. "Oriented" is ridiculous - it reads like 'east-ed' or 'China-ed'. And what's the opposite of being oriented???? Occidented maybe!

Should I "orient" you, or "orientate" you?  Methinks the latter.

 

Damn 'mericans, ruining our language wink.gif

 

And what if you are disoriented?

post #64 of 75

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/orientate
 

I happen not to like it, but it's been around for a while. Alexander Haig did not invent it.

 

verb

chiefly British

Origin:

mid 19th century: probably a back-formation from orientation

post #65 of 75

Carvers/cravers

post #66 of 75
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Originally Posted by lilywhite View Post

Carvers/cravers

Probably a typo and not a basic spelling error.  I know that I transpose characters when I type fast and I suspect others do as well.

post #67 of 75
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

Probably a typo and not a basic spelling error.  I know that I transpose characters when I type fast and I suspect others do as well.

 The frequency it crops up! You are right though it is easily done.

post #68 of 75
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/orientate
 

I happen not to like it, but it's been around for a while. Alexander Haig did not invent it.

 

verb

chiefly British

Origin:

mid 19th century: probably a back-formation from orientation

 

Thanks for that. As an American living in Britain, it's useful to have for the many times I have to defend our "improper" use of the language.

post #69 of 75

I know. Thread resurrection is not always smiled upon. But we are going through another spate of people using an apostrophe for every single plural, and I needed a place off in a corner to vent, without directing it at anyone in particular. We opened the car door's and put our boot's on in the lot before we carried our ski's to the lodge and bought our ticket's. :confused

post #70 of 75
I'm with you, but now that I'm using a tablet with gesture typing, blame it on the word guessing failure of the device being used. Did you know that "boys" is the thing's normal guess for "boots"? Some of the sentences that have been produced in my answers about ski boots are eyebrow raising.
post #71 of 75

Anyways, and of course realise.

 

Spell check generally accepts anyways, but it's not really a word. I don't want to get myself moderated off of here, but I found the urban dictionary definition of anyways to be LOL funneh. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=anyways

 

I kind of like that epic has spell check built into the comment window, but obviously some people can't be bothered with such trivial matters. Personally, I think using proper grammar and spelling lends more credibility to whatever point a person is trying to make. I'm over correcting people when I see glaring errors, but find I'm less inclined to have my opinion swayed by someone who demonstrates a poor command of the language.

 

In other news; I think I've finally figured out the multi-quote feature, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

post #72 of 75

One day perhaps spell check will be able to fix the apostrofees for us.

post #73 of 75
And catastrofees, too.
post #74 of 75

I duun gud in inglich dats y I becam an enginer.

post #75 of 75
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post
 

...and I needed a place off in a corner to vent...

 

Enough with the complaint's!  Complaint's about punctuation error's in these thread's could go on for hour's...or even day's!

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