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    There, They're, Their

    Please help me read your posts.

    There - "In, at, or to that place or position: "we stayed there eleven days"; "I'm going in there"; "the opportunity is right there"."

    They're - a contraction for "they are"

    Their - "Belonging to or associated with the people or things previously mentioned or easily identified."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    Please help me read your posts.

    There - "In, at, or to that place or position: "we stayed there eleven days"; "I'm going in there"; "the opportunity is right there"."

    They're - a contraction for "they are"

    Their - "Belonging to or associated with the people or things previously mentioned or easily identified."
    People have been screwing this up - and others complaining about it since the beginning of time, and it will continue until the end of time. Auto-correct makes it worse.
    I'd just be happy if people learned how to spell.

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    I here you!
    A Veteran is a person, who at some point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for payment up to and including their life.
    Gene Castagnetti-Director of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc havoc View Post
    I here you!
    Rofl

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    I herd you.
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    Do not attempt vast projects with
    half vast experience and ideas.
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    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
    It just takes too long to read that - and it makes my head hurt. I seem to remember that we also recognize the upper half of letters better than the bottom.
    I just maintain that I can read and comprehend better when something is written clearly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    It just takes too long to read that - and it makes my head hurt. I seem to remember that we also recognize the upper half of letters better than the bottom.
    I just maintain that I can read and comprehend better when something is written clearly.
    I hear you and feel your pain, nothing worse than getting an email with words spelled incorrectly.

    OCD is not a good thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdean1 View Post
    Please help me read your posts.
    X2 (two/too/to) !

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    I have no clue when or why to use the words their or too. Can someone please use them in a sentence. Senior tech that was amazing. Although I found myself squinting to read I was able to read on. This is why the English language is the hardest to learn. (Two, Too or to) many damn rules.
    You need to put the phone down and get back to work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Senior Tech View Post
    Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
    Boy! That hit my phunny bone.
    Can someone please explain to me -
    Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but plenty of time to do it twice?


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    I've always liked this.


    Eye halve a spelling check her;
    It came with my pea sea.
    It plane lee marks four my revue
    Miss steaks aye kin knot sea.


    Eye ran this poem threw it
    Your sure reel glad two no.
    Its vary polished in it's weigh,
    My checker tolled me sew.


    A check her is a bless sing;
    It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
    It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
    And aides me when aye rime.


    Each frays come posed up on my screen
    Eye trussed too bee a joule;
    The checker pours o'er every word
    To cheque sum spelling rule.


    Bee fore wee rote with checkers
    Hour spelling was inn deck line,
    Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
    Wee are knot maid too wine.


    Butt now bee cause my spelling
    Is checked with such grate flare,
    Their are know faults with in my cite,
    Of nun eye am a wear.


    Now spelling does knot phase me,
    It does knot bring a tier;
    My pay purrs awl due glad den
    With wrapped words fare as hear.


    To rite with care is quite a feet
    Of witch won should be proud;
    And wee mussed dew da best wee can
    Sew flaws are knot aloud.


    That's why eye brake in two averse
    Cuz eye dew want too please.
    Sow glad eye yam that aye did bye
    This soft wear four pea seas.

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    You're-contraction for "you are"

    Your-possessive. Not mine but yours. Used my morons over the Internet for "you are" but they are too stupid or lazy to use the proper contraction.

    UR-a Sumerian city in ancient Mesopotamia. Urban slang for mental deficient s who are too damn lazy to spell our whole words.

    Yous-Northeast plural second person pronoun slang that can be either singular or plural. Refers to anyone other than yourself

    Y'all-Southern contraction for "you all". Polite salutation that leaves out no one. Plural second person pronoun. Can be spelled "ya'll". When addressing a group, you may use the common "all y'all". A variant is "yaw" and "all yaw". Term sometimes attributed to the South is "you-uns". May have been used during the late War of Northern Aggression but certainly not used anymore by ANY Southerner regardless of socio-economic status or heritage. Someone ought to inform Hollyweird. Possessive can be "y'alls" (not "y'all's). Example: We'll meet at y'alls house for dinner." If you don't have a Southern accent, don't embarrass yourself trying to use "y'all". It will stand out almost as glaringly as eating fried chicken with a knife and fork.

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