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userhowie
Posted: 25 September 2006 5:31 PM
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I sent of a reply to Cliff a few days ago regarding wild camping, and as usual checked that there were no mistakes before sending. Something wasn,t quite right, but I just could,nt put my finger on it. The answer came to me at about 3am in the morning for some reason, when I realised I had spelt forestry wrong. My version came out forresty, and although the main thing is that he understood the message, it still irks me when I make a mistake. There are around half a dozen words that seem to give me problems, none of them really difficult but it just seems a blind spot I have and the more I look at a particular word the more confusing it becomes. Another thing I look at is the style of writing. Some seem to written with wild abandon and bounce all over the page while my own is always tightly packed and somewhat defensive. I don,t know why as i,m always careful not to offend anyone. Something in the sub conscious perhaps. Anyway, seeing as motorhomers come from all walks of life, maybe someone could give us a insight to some of the postings on these forums. Howard.
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Posted: 25 September 2006 5:54 PM
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My spelling to appalling, and I have an 'O' level english langage. See I couldn't even spell that.
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Posted: 25 September 2006 6:49 PM
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Hworad,
you ar seapinkg to the cnoervetd here............aha ah aha hahaha
userGeoff Bell
Posted: 25 September 2006 9:20 PM
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Whats happened to our resident correctionist 'Starspirit' I used to rely on his English lessons. Perhaps I need to get his goat and wind him up.
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Posted: 25 September 2006 11:08 PM
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Jack ,
your'e missing him I know it
userLizzy
Posted: 26 September 2006 9:12 AM
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I'm a proof reader by profession! But I still get lazy ........ your and you're irritate a lot
userhowie
Posted: 26 September 2006 10:38 AM
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Youve got nothing to proof then Lizzy. The point is that like many others, I have never had to stretch myself when it comes to proper grammer. Most of my working life was spent in heavy industry, where as others may have been more used to office work and this would come as second nature to them. It does not stop me from trying to improve myself, and the more I write, the easier it becomes. Howard
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Posted: 26 September 2006 2:12 PM
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Oh lizzy that's me your back your'e back there their alway's get em wrong Still I blame the dyslexia

Done it again you're there or is it their or theyre oh give up

you need to be a proof reader to read mine ha ha

Edited by michele 2006-09-26 2:14 PM
userMel B
Posted: 27 September 2006 9:56 PM
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Lizzy

Suggest you read the 'proof' of the alcohol BEFORE you consume it!

Edited by Mel B 2006-09-27 9:56 PM
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Posted: 27 September 2006 10:10 PM
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honestly Melb,

how can anyone take this motorhome forum serious with them in your hand .........Te He Beautiful do they cuddle in ?

Edited by michele 2006-09-27 10:11 PM
userhowie
Posted: 27 September 2006 11:35 PM
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Do you mind if we stick to the original thread please. Another example is the spoken word. We held one of our regular commitee meetings tonight, and on the agenda was a complaint from our regular m.c. at quizz nights . He informed us that he was fed up with the micky taking due to the fact that he cannot pronounce his R,s. We had no idea this was getting to him, but one I must confess we did play on. Most of the teams are named as follows. Rocking rebels. Ronnies roosters and Rays rappers etc. For us the highlight of the night comes when the winners are announced. In third place, Wocking webels. In second place, Ways wappers. First place is often overlooked as by now the whole place would be in uproar. Just goe,s to show we all have our sensitive sides. Howard.
userLizzy
Posted: 28 September 2006 8:24 AM
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I only have to sniff the whisky glass to find out the proof .........

I can understand someone becoming sensitive about a speach problem. My Dad was a school teacher and our name is 'frost' ...... imagine how that went down when both he and I were in the same school! I had to grow a thick skin fast

Their/there - that also grates. I don't do grammar although I do find bad spelling jumps off the page.
userhowie
Posted: 28 September 2006 11:19 AM
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Well as I said before Lizzy, as long as we get the the message over then there,s no problem. I often go on to various sports forums, but try to avoid soccer as this seems to comprise of demented 10 year olds where the text message style seems to be the norm. There is also a growing tendancy for bad language to be used, and while i,m no stranger to this I just hope it can be nipped in the bud before it becomes commonplace. Perhaps we should be grateful for what we have on these forums. Postmans just been, and still no sign of the mmm magazine. Tomorrow maybe. Howard.
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Posted: 28 September 2006 12:02 PM
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Awww Howard I feel like going and buying you one and putting it through your door just to cheer you up xxxxx
userhowie
Posted: 28 September 2006 12:51 PM
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Don,t know what you are planning to stick through my letterbox Mandy, but check what happened to the postman first. Howard.
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Posted: 28 September 2006 6:22 PM
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See jack made it into MMM .

You had better becareful with that reversing camera Jack .
One day she may run over you whilst drinking your tea .Te He.
userMel B
Posted: 28 September 2006 9:09 PM
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Howard

If you want us to keep to the original thread, it applies to you as well

... sticking things through your letter box indeed!!! I'm not convinced it was the dog that bit the postman now ....
userhowie
Posted: 28 September 2006 11:15 PM
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It would appear that apart from one person this thread is not being taken seriously, and I therefore direct my next question to the young lady in question who not only has the intelligence, but obvious good breeding that will ensure a sensible reply......... Dear Lizzy. Whenever I raise my hands above my head, I get a sharp pain around the groin area. Should I inform my Doctor, or slacken my bracers first. Howard.
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Posted: 29 September 2006 4:08 PM
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Howard,

Have just discovered this forum - how slow is this? Replied to Mike Chapman in the Motorhome forum this morning regarding the misuse of apostrophes, my bete noir! Should have come here. Can't spell very well though.

Mary
userDarcyDog
Posted: 29 September 2006 4:39 PM
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My excuse?

People with logical minds cannot spell.

Similarly -

A tidy desk is a sign of a sick mind.
userhowie
Posted: 29 September 2006 6:56 PM
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Hiya Mary. I left school over 50 years ago with no qualifications and no call for writing until we bought a computer. I enjoy talking to other people though, and even when the grammer and content are not as it should be I think as long the message is clear then thats all that matters. A lot of people less fortunate than ourselves who may be house bound or deaf perhaps, will find forums such as this a real blessing when it comes to simply keeping in touch with others, and I hope criticism does not put them off giving their point of view as this would be a real shame and a great loss re. the various opinions we all have. As for apostrophes, hard going I admit but still well worth the effort when they first come into bloom with their profusion of different colours which always brighten up those early spring days. Howard.
userMel B
Posted: 29 September 2006 8:46 PM
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Howard, have you still got your soap box????

Can I borrow it???

I hate the mis-use of apostrophies, hyphens etc, and especially those who don't know how to put the correct salutation on letters!!!!! There, I feel better now!
userhowie
Posted: 29 September 2006 11:04 PM
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Sorry Mel, but you will have to get your own soapbox as mine is in constant use. I keep getting drawn to that picture of the two mices. Is that you holding them, and if so could you please explain the hairy chest in the background. Howard.
userMel B
Posted: 30 September 2006 6:32 PM
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Howard ... you're going off thread you know! Naughty boy!

They ain't mices, they are rats, dumbo rats to be precise - this is the technical term as they have flatter heads and their ears are round and more on the side of their heads rather than on the top as standard rats are, I suppose like Dumbo the elephant!

They are lovely 12 week old sisters, one champagne coloured the other blue (dusty grey really), we have just adopted them, they are being held by my husband, but that ain't no hairy chest, it's just a tee-shirt which looks a bit weird in the picture. We can't settle on names for them though, suggestions (nice ones!) would be appreciated.
userhowie
Posted: 1 October 2006 12:17 AM
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Hiya Mel. Not like me but i,m feeling miserable as sin at the moment. I,ve caught a rotten cold which always ends up on my chest and having Bristles wish me Merry Christmas didn,t help either. I only have to buy four or five presents and how women manage is beyond me. At least you,ve put my mind at rest re. hairy chests but now i,m worried about the nail varnish. Sorry about getting the mices wrong and how about naming them Itchy and Scratchy and from past experience with my childrens pets hope they are really sisters. Wonder if the wife would like a router this year to go with the hammer drill she had last Christmas. The trouble is that she expects me to buy her the present she,s always wanted but no one will tell me what it is because it has to be a supprise. Look after yourself. Howard..................If you are reading this Mandy, sorry I have not replied to your post on statics, but you know what men are like when they are not well. Cancel the rotten cold. I am now in the early stages of Bubonic Plague. If I survive I shall reply without fail. Howard.
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Posted: 1 October 2006 7:29 AM
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Awww Howard,,, is no one rubbing your chest,, you need to get Vic at it, cures all my ailments. I always ready your threads Howard, I know they are going to make me smile,, even this early in a morning.

Just going back to spelling a moment, I have a 14 year old son who not long ago did his STATS , thats the means testing for schools and their future recognition in the newpapers,, but it is what we are supose to judge our childrens future on. He writing is barely readable, his spelling is worse than a 10 year old and he came out with a 5, which considering he has ADHD and we had seen the state of postcards written to family in the summer (not sure post office would have mangaged to get the address read) we thought he had done really well. My problem is his mark is classed as average throughout the country,, I just dread to think the state of things to come in 10 years time if he is deemed as average. But having said this to a couple of people with children his age and teachers, apparently they dont take the writing or spelling into consideration its just the content that matters, and this is an English exam??

Sorry for any mistakes I have made in all this, I just get carried away and when I read it back it usually looks ok, its not until I click Sumbit that I see all the errors.
userhowie
Posted: 1 October 2006 10:58 AM
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Mum and Gran used to take it in turns to mop my brow. Today i,m a pigeon (cough)
userMel B
Posted: 1 October 2006 7:29 PM
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Poor Howard, there, there ... is that better? You need some chicken soup my dear, home-made of course, cures all types of ills.

Just to cheer you up - Happy New Year!!!
userhowie
Posted: 1 October 2006 11:35 PM
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Do I detect just a hint sarcasm there Mel. Surely not. Still blowing bubbles out of my nose but feeling a lot better thank you. I was a pidgeon this morning but having overdone the pathos bit its now back to being a statue. (Must try to get my own signature. Something dignified with a dash of culture that will be synonymous with my postings). Did you notice the harness on Dave,s dog. Perhaps you could get something similar for Itchy and Scratchy. Might even start a trend when you take the mices for walkies. Not going to get involved with seasonal greetings for the moment, that will come soon enough. Howard.
userMel B
Posted: 2 October 2006 9:25 PM
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Howard, sarcasm, moi???? Non!!!

I could've done without the bubbles description ...! But that gives me an idea about your signature, what about:

Just like a salmon ... swimming upstream blowing bubbles but gets there in the end!

As Michele would say ... keep taking the pills!!!

Mel B
PS: How about 'Happy Halloween'????


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