Have some of you never heard of a spell checker?

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VE3TMT
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Have some of you never heard of a spell checker?

Post by VE3TMT » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:26 am

Please guys, some of it is just down right ridiculous. I won't mention ads or call signs but reading through some of the ads is quite comical. A 3rd grader would probably make fewer mistakes. Perhaps you just don't know any better or don't care, but you should. I personally do not buyer from sellers who can't spell. I wouldn't trust the package to get to the right location!

Mary Kristmus all and Seesuns Greetins'

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Re: Have some of you never heard of a spell checker?

Post by N4FPS » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:09 am

ve3tmt wrote:Please guys, some of it is just down right ridiculous. I won't mention ads or call signs but reading through some of the ads is quite comical. A 3rd grader would probably make fewer mistakes. Perhaps you just don't know any better or don't care, but you should. I personally do not buyer from sellers who can't spell. I wouldn't trust the package to get to the right location!

Mary Kristmus all and Seesuns Greetins'
By the way the proper word is buy not buyer. Just thought I'd let you know. I guess speck check is useless with miss used words though.

73,
Doug

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wurds and speling

Post by k3ich » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:12 pm

Hammerland (sledge or claw?) amature radio XYZ-123 duel band radio for sell. (which band won?) Comes with manuel and verticle antenna. (Will Manuel help put up your antenna?). Good fiscal condition, sold asis, but garanted not DOA. (a real confidence builder). Will traid only for Stanless steel work-bench (chance of success = 0.0001%) Pickup only (from where?) 73's (= best regards's) KCF-0114

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Post by n9vao » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:53 am

What I get a kick out of is when they say it comes with a mike. Who is mike? I don't want a radio with some guy named mike boxed with it. I would rather have a mic.

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Post by N9LCD » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:37 pm

N4FPS is correct. SpellCheck does not work with misused words. Neither does it work when misspelling results in a valid, correctly spelled word -- for example brake instead of break.

Neither does the "Spelling and Grammar " check tool in MS Word detect incorrectly used words.

After all, all of these tools are "ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" with trong emphasis on the "ARTIFICIAL".

In closing, I tried to see if I could run SpellCheck on this post. I'm running Mozilla Thunderbird for email and the SpellCheck was not
available for this post.

Has anybody out there figured-out how to run SpellCheck on non-email posts?

JERRY

N9LCD[/u]

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Use the Google spell checker...

Post by K4ICL » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:20 pm

Use the one that comes with the Google tool bar for the Windows Internet Explorer. Works great...

K4ICL

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Post by n5wrx » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:49 pm

Spelling ???
Your BIG gripe is spelling? :lol:
Go check out the CW operators sometime.
(Ya do use the stuff you buy and sell here don't ya?)
CW ain't got no spell checker so it is OK to take short cuts there.
You can always spot a newbie on a computer keyboard cause ALL the words are spelled out letter for letter.
Correctly spelled or not.
Instead of sending QTH?
they send WHAT IS YOUR QTH?
(notice they got their amps turned on ... (all caps))

:oops: Wait ... you got to have some knowledge and skill to operate CW.
Sorry fellas .... forget it .... :roll:
Most of you would never know what I am talking about. :D

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Post by KC0UKR » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:02 pm

n5wrx wrote:Spelling ???
Your BIG gripe is spelling? :lol:
Go check out the CW operators sometime.
(Ya do use the stuff you buy and sell here don't ya?)
CW ain't got no spell checker so it is OK to take short cuts there.
You can always spot a newbie on a computer keyboard cause ALL the words are spelled out letter for letter.
Correctly spelled or not.
Instead of sending QTH?
they send WHAT IS YOUR QTH?
(notice they got their amps turned on ... (all caps))

:oops: Wait ... you got to have some knowledge and skill to operate CW.
Sorry fellas .... forget it .... :roll:
Most of you would never know what I am talking about. :D

Thats nice!
I imagine you are one of the jerks whining about CW withering away and at the same time will bitch that some do not have your "Special" aptitude for it though they are trying?!?

Am I wrong?

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Post by n5wrx » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:58 pm

KC0UKR wrote:
Am I wrong?
You could not be more wrong!

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Post by KC0UKR » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:12 pm

n5wrx wrote:
KC0UKR wrote:
Am I wrong?
You could not be more wrong!
Great

That is just the kind of insight filled response that helps to make your point.

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Re: Have some of you never heard of a spell checker?

Post by kc4wms » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:19 am

ve3tmt wrote:Please guys, some of it is just down right ridiculous. I won't mention ads or call signs but reading through some of the ads is quite comical. A 3rd grader would probably make fewer mistakes. Perhaps you just don't know any better or don't care, but you should. I personally do not buy( er ) from sellers who can't spell. I wouldn't trust the package to get to the right location!

Mary Kristmus all and Seesuns Greetins'



to err is human, but propagation is Divine! ;o)
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Spell check

Post by WD4GPO » Thu May 22, 2008 5:17 pm

Hey folks..
I can not spell E or I without looking it up. So I found this little program

http://www.iespell.com/

It comes up in the menu with a right click of the mouse and does a great job for me. Give it a shot. You can read all about it at the web site.

WD4GPO :

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spell checker bad, or they just don't know English !

Post by ddurgin » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:15 am

If I get an email with broken English entirely, I immediately get a picture of whom I'm talking to and where they are from... Helps immensely when it is a scammy deal, also..

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Re: Have some of you never heard of a spell checker?

Post by W4AIN » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:58 pm

ve3tmt wrote:Please guys, some of it is just down right ridiculous. I won't mention ads or call signs but reading through some of the ads is quite comical. A 3rd grader would probably make fewer mistakes. Perhaps you just don't know any better or don't care, but you should. I personally do not buyer from sellers who can't spell. I wouldn't trust the package to get to the right location!

Interesting.....I do not 'buyer' from sellers whether they can spell or not.
Phil - W4AIN
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Post by wx1f » Sat Oct 25, 2008 3:59 pm

Holy Crap...I just stumbled onto this stupid thread by accident....Where's a damn door when you need one !!!!

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