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09-09-2006 09:26 AM  14 years ago


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What interrests me, are the deviations from Oxford English that I am seeing here.
3 posts up, Mavrick spellt "heard" as "herd". Now, that´s just an example, I´m putting no body down. Are people being taught to spell "herd" that way intentionally?
We´ve got loads of words with rather unnesessary (there, you see, my spelling has gone down the toilet since I´ve been living in Germany) letters in them. The "g" in "through" for example.
Could it be, that these words have been simplified on purpose. I don´t know. Is there such a thing as an "American dictionary" as opposed to an "English dictionary"?
09-09-2006 12:26 PM  14 years ago
GimbalFan (RIP)


Big Coppitt Key, FL

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There are only a few differences between American and English spellings. The English 'our' ending instead of 'or' (flavour/flavor, humour/humor) is an example that comes to mind.

Most poor spelling by Americans is just that -- poor spelling. It's the product of an unfortunate decline in education quality combined with parental apathy and a general laziness many seem to have about being understood.

Thru for through is becoming common though. It's even in some dictionaries.
09-09-2006 02:27 PM  14 years ago

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sacramento, ca, u.s.

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I don't know if I herd it correctly(correct me if i'm wrong) but I herd that school districts are lowering the grade average so that they can get rid of the kids.
well, since you said 'correct me if i'm wrong', it's "heard"…not herd. herd is a group of animals.

what's funny (o.k., ironic, not funny--it's really a bit sad) is there are several posts in this thread about spelling, that are spelled wrong.
if it ain't broke, break it.
09-09-2006 03:02 PM  14 years ago
Pistol Pete


Seffner, FL

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And people who come here need to respect the place. I'm an American living in America.
What does this comment has anything to do with spelling?

Are you implying that anyone coming here should adapt to misspelling and bad grammar?

In any event, what makes this country great is that you can still make millions regardless of education. I wonder why?
if it ain't broke…break it.
what color was the kettle?
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