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Old February 3rd, 2004, 11:29 AM   #1
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Correct spelling no longer matters.

Found on another site... unfortunately it works:

"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by itslef but the wrod as a wlohe."
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 11:44 AM   #2
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Whoa! Chris, that is the coolest thing I have seen all year! It reminds me alot of Esperanto. (You kids out there ask your mom or pop if they remember Esperanto.)

Spelling and grammer, though not to be ignored, does break down to usage. When was the last time we typed "to-day" or "aerodrome." Great words like "fortnight" disappeared and junky words like "comingled"(which should at least be "co-mingled") came into the languare. Things change.

I jsut hpoe it nveer gtes to tihs piont.

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Old February 3rd, 2004, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris!

I feel much better about myself now!!!

I cat speil too safe mi live. Now we just need to find our old English teachers and tell them that.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 01:48 PM   #4
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:17 PM   #5
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Free pass for dummies?

Kind of like the big "Ebonics" craze? An official language?

That's the problem with our society today, or is it to-day? Everyone is looking for shortcuts and easy answers to everything. No one wants to work towards anything, they want it all served up on a silver platter, no muss, no fuss, no strings attached.

Egads! Dost thou think this is the correct path?

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Old February 4th, 2004, 02:45 PM   #6
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Redundancy

What you guys are discussing is the redundancy of the English language. You can chop about half of it away and still understand it. Such as the following sentence with all of the vowels and spaces removed:

"Fctsstrngrthnfctn."

With a little effort you can figure it out. This is because certain letters must follow other letters. In the example above, 'fc' is not a good digraph in English so there must be something in the middle.

Another example would be: 'ea' is a good letter combination (digraph) in English but 'ae' is not. There are very few instances where these letters can co-exist in an 'ae' form. It is a good combination in Latin though.

Actually, if there were no problems with letter association, the whole English dictionary could be done in just four letter words. Unfortunately, we refuse to deal with words such as 'xqlv'.
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Old February 4th, 2004, 03:36 PM   #7
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With all due respect.

WTF?

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Old February 4th, 2004, 03:42 PM   #8
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lol! yeah, wtf?
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Old February 4th, 2004, 04:30 PM   #9
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Within 5 minutes of writing some possible words down I came to this
solution (highlight the piece between the stars with your mouse to see):

*fact is stronger than fiction*

What do I win? <g>
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Old February 4th, 2004, 05:12 PM   #10
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"stranger" rather than "stronger", I think. Although I think the more common version of this phrase substitutes "truth" for the first word.
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Old February 4th, 2004, 09:12 PM   #11
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I got the phrase, it's the rest of the "more info than I needed" explanation that I was referring to! (:o

By the way Rob, I like the super-secret, heat the invisible lemon juice message you posted. Bond, Rob Bond!

And it is "fact" that is stranger than fiction, not many people have the imagination to come up with some of the incredibly strange, twisted, off the wall, if not outright stupid things that take place around the world on a daily basis. Darwin at work!

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Old February 5th, 2004, 12:15 PM   #12
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Hehe, it's pretty cool eh! Now I think both stranger and stronger
can be applied to the sentence, but you guys definitely make
a good point! <g>

So Edward's point probably isn't "that" true?
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Old February 5th, 2004, 12:26 PM   #13
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Well, Rob, I can't say that it works all of the time. There are always those words that will mess things up like 'to, too, and two' in English.

If I were to say in Dutch "meer meer" what would I be saying?

Good day to all!
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Isn't "meer" what a redneck cat says instead of meow?
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Old February 5th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #15
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You are either saying "more more" or "lake lake" <g>
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