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PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

I know all you young posters are HIP and COOL. For the sake of us old guys educated before spell check, grammar check, and actually took typing class on a type-writer (google that if you don't know what it is), please write in complete sentences with proper spelling, capital letters, and a period once in a while.

Mis-spelling and/or poor writting is OK even encouraged if funny but this TEXT-MESSAGE shorthand is simply annoying. This is a forum where adults discuss matters of great importance concerning the greatest instrument ever invented - THE SAXOPHONE.


Now back to important matters:

What the best saxophone? :D
 

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I totally agree!

A Greene said:
This is forum wear adults discuss matters of great importance
Bad spelling is bad!
 

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Wright! (or was it Write?) Me knows not how to right proper. :( is these Rite?
 

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4 u kids who dont understand this 4um also has international members whos english isn there 1st language so its just common cents and curtsy to use proper english so they no what wear talking about no what i mean jelly bean thank u
 

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gary said:
4 u kids who dont understand this 4um also has international members whos english isn there 1st language so its just common cents and curtsy to use proper english so they no what wear talking about no what i mean jelly bean thank u
The sad part I guess for me is I understand every word! :D

Noe wha I sayin?
 

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So, my nephew who is in 8th grade added me as a friend on MySpace. He posts all these bulletins that are pretty much written in TXT SPEAK gibberish and I have to wonder if he's using internet slang or if he's just stupid. :? :shock:
 

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A Greene said:
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

This is forum wear adults discuss matters of great importance concerning the greatest instrument ever invented - THE SAXOPHONE.
:D

I think 'wear' in this context should be spelled 'where'
 

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I think 'wear' in this context should be spelled 'where'
I don't know about you but I wear adults all the time. If I'm walking down the street and I see an adult I like, I pick him or her up and throw them over my shoulders and neck like a scarf.
 

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Agent27 said:
I pick him or her up and throw them over my shoulders and neck like a scarf.
Is that like french kissing or something?
 

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Agent27 said:
If I'm walking down the street and I see an adult I like, I pick him or her up and throw them over my shoulders and neck like a scarf.
Shouldn't that actually be:
If I'm walking down the street and I see an adult I like, I pick him or her up, throw them over my shoulders, and neck like a scarf.

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Pedant, pedant, pedant pedant pedant pedant pedaaaaaaaaaaant, pedant uh dant (Mancini is spinning in his grave:twisted:)
 

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I did say mis-spelling and poor writting is encouraged. :D

I had a 2 year old hanging on my arm while typing. That's my excuse for everything lately. :shock:
 

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You know I think the absolute most disturbing thing that the young generation does with the text talk is doing it while they are driving. I see that a lot!
 

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A Greene said:
I did say mis-spelling and poor writting is encouraged. :D

I had a 2 year old hanging on my arm while typing. That's my excuse for everything lately. :shock:
I usually have a 3 year old on my lap when typing. See my avatar, thats almost exactly what it is like when I try to post.
 

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For me this issue is simply one of courtesy.

Anything that makes a post slower to read or more difficult to understand, unless done out of plain ignorance, is discourteous to the reader. It constitutes a statement to the reader that the reader's time is less valuable than that of the writer, which is an insult to the reader.

You don't ask a relative stranger for help, and throw insults at him/her at the same time.

And that includes log posts with lack of paragraphs.
 

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And for those that don't know what a "log Post" is:

 

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I, too, intensely dislike sms-speak. B4 and gr8 just aren't words! And it's worse in Italian, especially because Italian is not my native language :protest:.

The thing is, when posting in this forum, there actually is an automatic spell-checker at work -- one would have to consciously ignore all those words underlined in red to submit anything, so multiple misspellings should be punishable by a day's worth of the G man's music :twisted:.

Having said that, I do ignore the spell-checker with words like tranny, mpc, lig and sotw, e.g., which I think are slang words pertinent to the trade. I mean, typing SOTWer is surely better than "Sax on the Web Forum member", isn't it? Maybe I should set up a short-cut macro of some short...oops...I mean, sort :D.

Now, if I can only resist using smilies everywhere.
 

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So which countries spelling is more correct ?:twisted:

Thats only one meaning of log post.

Using firefox with builtin spell check or safari on a mac, fixes the spelling.
For me its essential as am a bit dyslexic
 
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