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pavan
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When I use my voice typer, I get all kinds of happy accidents, as Bob Ross would put it. But,ontheotherhandthechechallengetofigurestuffoutcanbefunaswell. Sometimes. I do need to remember to proof read.

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moebow
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I have to agree with all the above. One I've seen frequently especially lately is "I shoot a #50 bow."

I keep wondering what a "number" 50 bow is. The "#" used BEFORE a numeral is short for the word "NUMBER." When the "#" is used AFTER a numeral, it is short for the word "pounds."

This is the first and only time I will "rant" on this one. [knothead]

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McDave
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I would hate to discourage anyone from trying to communicate on this forum because of their compositional skills. Really, it’s not our problem if someone communicates poorly, it’s their’s. The worst that can happen to us is that we can’t understand what the person is trying to say, so we move on. The person who made the post doesn’t get his question answered or his point made, and probably feels frustrated.

Frankly, it’s not the worst thing that happens on this forum. Very rarely, people are not respectful to other members or make absurd claims that other people have to refute. The moderators are pretty good about weeding these things out, but still, when they happen they are worse than grammatical errors or poor composition.

I would imagine that people who post on this forum are doing the best they can.

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skychief
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I understand where you are coming from Eric.

Best regards, Skychief

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Grey Taylor
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There will always be those who have to write in their own, unique regional accent.
But, personally, I'll always prefer "arrow" to "arra."

Guy

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David Mitchell
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One thing that is common on forums and in real life--"I could care less" when what they really mean is "I COULDN'T care less." If you could care less then it means that to some degree you DO care.
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Hawkeye
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Thanks for the post, Eric.

I live with MS had have double vision as a constant companion. The big blocks of text without any paragraph breaks leave me dizzy and unable to follow the correct line as my eye pans downward. It is pretty frustrating for someone who lived their (there, they're [Roll Eyes] ) life as a voracious reader.


If you can hit "Enter" from time to time as you share a story (which I really AM interested in hearing!), I am yet another Trad Ganger who would R-E-A-L-L-Y appreciate it.

For me, it's not a matter of being picky, it's a matter of being sick, and doing everything I can to hold onto a sport... and a site... that was very important to me in my "former life"!

Thanks,

Daryl

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kenneth butler
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I would hate to miss out on something important or a good story because I made fun of someones writing. Maybe we can all do better but no need to ridicule some one because English is not their first language,education,or typos. They might not write again if made to feel self conscious. Just a thought.>>>----> Ken
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Bowwild
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Dave,
You nailed one of the ones that bugs me ('couldn't care less').

It also bugs me when I see 'ideal' being used instead of 'idea' when someone is describing their worthy brainstorm.

As most here have stated, I also agree with K Butler that no one should be hesitant about posting for fear they would use a poor word choice or make a grammatical error. It is your thoughts that interest us more than the language you use.

I remember several years ago, before I had posted much here, I didn't realize one could edit their post. Some kind person here (I can't remember who but maybe KY TJ?) sent me a PM to let me know I could make edits.

I've used that function a bunch!! Seems like when I'm typing the thoughts I don't catch the errors, but when I read over the post, they are obvious.

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buckeyebowhunter
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If I might make another suggestion. Please take the time to learn to embed pictures into your post instead of links to them. There are plenty of videos and tutorials online. It only takes a second and also makes a much more pleasant read.
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Captain*Kirk
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Over the years I've learned to bite my tongue on various fora (that's correct; the plural of forum is fora) regarding proper terminology and grammar. While it bugs me to no end, I realize it's not everyone's bag. So I post this tongue in cheek somewhat...some of the ones that really get me are:
Knock (for nock)
Too (for to)
Hay (for Hey)
Breaks (for brakes)
Loose or loosing (for lose or losing)
There (for they're or their)
And of course, the improper use of the apostrophe...
But again, It doesn't stop me from reading or enjoying posts. I know what the OP is trying to relay whether or not it's spelled or punctuated correctly. But I do find myself reading my own posts and correcting errors and hoping nobody reads them before me!

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I am not a smart man, but I do know about love.

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Captain, that's one long paragraph there!

[biglaugh]

J/K

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Captain*Kirk
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quote:
Originally posted by fnshtr:
Captain, that's one long paragraph there!

[biglaugh]

J/K

Should I go back and edit? Inquiring minds want to know! [biglaugh]

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Bud B.
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Step 1. Bookmark this thread.

Step 2. Link this thread to any thread where the listed violations occur.

Step 3. Watch it continue to occur daily in spite of your best efforts.

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