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The spell check police

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by BobLasVegas, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    The thing is, there's this big honking casino with the big honking sign "Fremont", one "e", which any idiot-studying-to-be-a-moron who has visited Las Vegas has seen!

    Yet they spell it "Freemont" [sic] on the boards!
     
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    How come down and out people are walking around?
     
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    I'm guessing because board-posting is a very spontaneous, shoot from the hip sort of exercise, and the red underscore for Freemont just sort of slips under the radar, whereas Fremont does pass spellcheck.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g45963-i10-k5053547-Staying_on_the_Strip_vs_Freemont-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html

    ...although our good friends at Fiat do produce a Freemont. :whistle:
     
  4. WolfpackRobNC

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    I hate it when people say “ATM machine,” and, “PIN number.”:bang:

    But then again, I write a great deal in my work, some of it is for public consumption. I’m the kind of person who edits my own text messages for correct grammar! :beer:
     
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    How about sneak peak instead of sneak peek. You're looking, it's not a mountain!
     
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    "Alot" and "Walla!", "peaked" my interest.

    Of course you would never correct someone to their face. How can you apply spelling to spoken word?
     
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    I’m sick to death of people using telecom as shorthand for teleconference.

    Telecon = teleconference
    Telecom = telecommunications

    They do it because telecon isn’t in spellcheck and it keeps correcting them to telecom but that’s another word entirely.
     
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    Isn't "alot" really a misspelling of the phrase "a lot" (though pronounced the same) whereas "Walla!" is a bastardization of "voilà" ?
    As far as correcting someone to their face...that depends on the relationship. We're pretty comfortable with "that word doesn't mean what you think it means",
    and I'm a huge fan of "well, would you rather correct it here (just us), or run the risk of embarrassment later on (in public, larger audience)?"
     
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    That would be from the Department of Redundancy Department.

    Any if anyone really cares, I find myself saying "ATM Machine" and 'Pin Number" regularly.
     
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    Advice is something you give or seek. It is a noun.
    Advise is a verb, an action you do when recommending something.

    You will never "need advise."
     
  11. GeorgeandTheBear

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    Well that gives me "piece" of mind.
     
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    Two most common errors I see:
    Alot...no, it's two words a lot.
    There
    They're...contraction of 'they are'
    Their...possesive

    They're leaving their coats over there.
     
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    Are you giving me a "peace" of your mind?
     
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    To, for quantity. It should be:
    "Too" much.
    I know, its petty, but it bugs me.
     
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    Another one.....

    Why do people refer to a license as a plural object?

    I hear all the time, “I got them today.”

    No, you got IT today. It’s one singular item.
     
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    If it means plates for your car, in states that require two, it's plural.

    I don't think I've ever heard anyone refer to a drivers license or a professional license as plural, except maybe like a hairstylist who has both barber and cosmetology licenses.
     
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    I write professionally. I'm fairly good at the task. I'm not a grammarian and I'm more than happy to accept that typos happen. I also try to keep things clean, even if my language isn't. But mistakes happen. I recently had a typo in an article for a major U.S. publication. My editor missed it, too. For all you perfectionists out there, congrats, you're awesome.

    I also know that some people are simply sloppy or they don't know better. It's not going to bring VMB to its knees.
     
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  19. WolfpackRobNC

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    @dmr - I should have included more context. I only hear this misuse in the context of something that can only be singular.

    Maybe it’s just a NC-specific grammar screw up. :p
     
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    For some reason I find errors due to fat-fingering and/or auto spell check on a phone more forgivable than errors apparently due to ignorance of grammar, diction, or the conflation of "grammar" and "diction". In any case, I try to fight my instincts to correct, because I am trying hard not to be that guy.
     
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