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On Sat, 18 Jan 1997 lharri03 wrote:
> Don't give Don too hard a time. I, too, am often amazed at the poor spelling
> and English that I see on my different lists. I notice really bad spelling
> errors. I don't mind little mistakes but it does bother me. My children who
> are in elementary school and junior high do not have any of their spelling
> errors corrected on their papers. The attitude from teachers today is "Well,
> with today's technology, they can get by without perfect spelling." Needless to
> say, my son is a horrible speller and its frustrating. I'm only in my thirties
> but when it comes to spelling - I am old fashioned. Spelling does matter. I
> don't mean to sound overly critical because I love this list and I'm amazed that
> we can communicate throughout the world. I just felt that people were giving
> Don a hard time when he certainly has a valid point. Others notice too.
> Laura :)
> On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, Linda Kelsey-Jones <lkj> wrote:
> >Don --
> >With a little praktis you cud rite lik 1 of my favrit writers, Artemus
> >Ward, partikularly as he onect rote fer the Cleveland Plaindealer. "My
> >perlitical sentiments agree with yourn exackly. I know they do, becauz I
> >never saw a man whoos didn't. Respectfully yours, A. Ward. P.S. -You
> >scratch my back and Ile scratch your back."
> >Are you or anyone out there familiar with this 19th C. humorist
> >p.s. Christine, keep writing. "Don't sweat the small stuff, etc."
> >>From: donkay (Don @ Kay Alexander)
> >>Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 12:02:39 -0700
> >>Subject: Something to Consider
> >>This is intended only to those of you "educated" people who SHOULD know
> >>better but don't seem to care about the poor image you leave with the
> >>public and your colleagues whom you are trying so hard to serve and impress
> >>with your talents. Whin you right a letter too a groo p of people most most
> >>of who have been borned and edjicated in the usa and whom look to me and
> >>you for asistance in an swering problems, allot of the time you should
> >>prove read you're stuff befor e you male it! I am nut directing this too
> >>new arrivles in this countrey or those writting frum forin places, as they
> >>are doin great four evin trieng english.
> >> You old timers in this artsednet group have heard other such appeals
> >>online before, but you seem reluctant to address it even in the most subtle
> >>ways. I believe that some of you should take it upon yourselves to send a
> >>gentle, private message to those who obviously don't care or are just too
> >>lazy to clean up their own act. Most computers do have dictionaries. Yes,
> >>there are such things as typos, but writing "allot" three times in one
> >>letter is not a typo!
> >> Before I am burned at the stake or crucified for being critical and for
> >>trying to salvage what's left of my profession, I humbly tender my
> >> Don
> >> PS---Pleeze exskooze all my misteaks--thankyou
> >>From: Christine Beth Johnson <chrbjohn>
> >>Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 16:34:34 -0500 (EST)
> >>Subject: Re: Something to Consider
> >>I certainly appreciate your comments that could easily be directed to me.
> >>Sometimes answering over 20 or so e-mails in the 1/2 hour I am allowed on
> >>line I get fast and sloppy. I sure do wish my e-mail allowed spell
> >>check. Anyway. The point is well taken. Thank you.And I find myself
> >>frightened into Silence.
> >> Christy whose long nails slip of the keys Johnson