#926 2018-06-08 09:55:13

Emmeran wrote:

Fun article

Well written too.  I love Sally Jenkins.

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#927 2018-06-11 07:55:18

Just when you think it can't get any weirder.

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#929 2018-06-13 10:33:11

https://i.imgflip.com/1pp409.jpg

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#930 2018-06-13 10:47:20

(^^^...ouch!)

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#931 2018-06-16 12:05:43

AP: Trump Hires Cambridge Analytica Employees

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#932 2018-06-16 15:43:47

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#933 2018-06-16 17:18:26

Baywolfe wrote:

I missed that (at Vox).

I like that.

I stole that.

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#934 2018-06-16 18:15:12

Smudge wrote:

I missed that (at Vox).

I like that.

I stole that.

Feel free.  I can't even count the number of images and GIFs you've posted that I've stolen.

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#935 2018-06-16 22:11:16

Baywolfe wrote:

Smudge wrote:

I missed that (at Vox).

I like that.

I stole that.

Feel free.  I can't even count the number of images and GIFs you've posted that I've stolen.

That's fair. I stole them all too, of course.

https://media.giphy.com/media/yxfiSpNUppa98CJeAe/giphy.gif

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#936 2018-06-18 19:59:48

https://s8.postimg.cc/se1io9up1/trump-marine-core.png
Cadet Bone Spurs creates a new branch of the service, but forgets how to spell the name of another branch...

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#937 Yesterday 12:10:42

Smudge wrote:

https://s8.postimg.cc/se1io9up1/trump-marine-core.png
Cadet Bone Spurs creates a new branch of the service, but forgets how to spell the name of another branch...

Sadly, his misspellings aren't even news anymore.  It does make me wonder how many other Presidents had spelling issues but they actually relied on their staff to clean everything up before it went out to the public.  I guess we have to credit him for making the effort instead of just saying USMC?

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#938 Yesterday 14:18:18

I'm a weak speller who was mostly saved by the emergence of spellcheckers. When I entered the corporate world in the early eighties, my boss at the time told me it was a forgivable sin to be a lousy speller, but an indication of bad judgment to send my correspondence out without having someone else proofread it.

Then he added that bad judgment was something he might fire me for.

Of course, in Trump's case there have been a couple other hints.

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#939 Yesterday 14:47:12

Smudge wrote:

I'm a weak speller who was mostly saved by the emergence of spellcheckers. When I entered the corporate world in the early eighties, my boss at the time told me it was a forgivable sin to be a lousy speller, but an indication of bad judgment to send my correspondence out without having someone else proofread it.

Then he added that bad judgment was something he might fire me for.

Of course, in Trump's case there have been a couple other hints.

The number of bad spellers in the computer programmer community is astronomical.  I really think they'll find out that it's in one of our genes.  I never studied the spelling lists in primary school and always got As.  Once phonics were ingrained in my brain, spelling just came natural.

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#940 Today 00:17:53

Baywolfe wrote:

The number of bad spellers in the computer programmer community is astronomical.  I really think they'll find out that it's in one of our genes.  I never studied the spelling lists in primary school and always got As.  Once phonics were ingrained in my brain, spelling just came natural.

My best guess is accurate spelling is less a function of intellect or genetics than how you train your memory. I've said this before but I was profanity proficient in 3 languages at 5 but 25 before I knew what most of them meant.

I compiled a list of most frequently misspelled words years ago, words it's now apparent that will always fail me.

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#941 Today 00:24:45

http://high-street.org/sidepic/711neverforget.png


~ click ~

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#942 Today 13:34:08

choad wrote:

I compiled a list of most frequently misspelled words years ago, words it's now apparent that will always fail me.

But there is only one word that is always spelled wrongly.

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