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Friday 2 April 2004 10.00am
I'd be happy if people could just learn to spell, talk and write correctly.

The introduction of computer spell checkers has given my generation no hope!

My pet hate is the mis-spelling of there, their, they're


people spelling words how they say them

Friday 2 April 2004 10.38am
and indiscriminate use of hyphens?

...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.
Friday 2 April 2004 12.31pm
I still haven't quite got my head around apostrophies!
(only when used as possesive ones that is - as I know about using them in words with missing letters or for 'it is', or 'it has')
Friday 2 April 2004 1.12pm
apostrophies' are my downfall, I stick them' in all inappropiate' places'.!

Friday 2 April 2004 2.43pm
if in doubt...put it above the letter!

classic exam trick! doesn't work so well in the real world of work!
Friday 2 April 2004 3.21pm
good thinking...:-)

Friday 2 April 2004 3.31pm
I used to do that in French lessons - if I couldn't remember whether the accent was an upwards or a downwards one, I'd draw a straight one above the letter. It would get questioned at most, but never downmarked...
Monday 5 April 2004 9.20am
Jan - had a though about the 'text' matter. How about 'texten'???

Sounds ok (though not necessarily right) in two different contexts:

"I texten" - or, "he is texten" (as in "did you text him?")

Works, no?
Monday 5 April 2004 12.49pm
Would it be correct to say that Jan 'threaded' this subject?
Monday 5 April 2004 1.06pm
At work I seem to have started world war three with this one !

they are all at loggerheads about the ' texted' thread... while I'm at it Deirdre , is threadled the needle correct? my mum always said that..:-)

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