seperate vs separate


john_dennis wrote on 11/9/2012, 6:27 PM
"Watching Andie Macdowell ..."

Personally, I don't care how she sounds.

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Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/9/2012, 6:42 PM
You sure it's not "Andy" ?!!!

Zeitgeist wrote on 11/9/2012, 6:43 PM
I had a grade school teacher (nun) lose it when almost the entire class spelled separate, seperate. I never forgot her or how to spell sep a rat e. There are not many teachers like that anymore.
im.away wrote on 11/9/2012, 6:45 PM
"Incorrect spelling is definately (definitely) one of my pet peeves."

You forgot the latest incarnation of this: "defiantly". Some people are defiantly going to be confused after reading this topic.

vtxrocketeer wrote on 11/9/2012, 6:50 PM
Geoff, best laugh I've had all day. I'm almost embarrassed to be Americen. Tip of the hat to Her Majesty.
riredale wrote on 11/10/2012, 12:51 AM
Ah, Andie Macdowell.

One of the best things about "Groundhog Day," along with Bill Murray and the cameraman guy. Oh, and the two guys from the bowling alley, and Phil the insurance salesman, and the lady who ran the b&b.

Great movie on so many levels.

PeterDuke wrote on 11/10/2012, 1:00 AM
"3. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday"

and will henceforth be known as 4th July, (just as next Christmas will be on 25/12/12).
JJKizak wrote on 11/10/2012, 6:14 AM
No American beer, that is a bit dodgy.
Arthur.S wrote on 11/10/2012, 7:35 AM
Funny...but what's "catsup"?? Ketchup? ;-)
dxdy wrote on 11/10/2012, 7:41 AM
Did we loose our way on this forum? We often loose resolution according to the posts. I guess that makes us Big Loosers. :)
Former user wrote on 11/10/2012, 7:45 AM
another one "lose" vs. "loose".

Dave T2
paul_w wrote on 11/10/2012, 11:42 AM
Is this thread still going? Seems so.
If spelling means that much to some of you guys, how about getting your camera out and actually making a film/docu about it!.. Maybe sex things up with a car chase, hand to hand combat scene and aliens landing with lasers... The plot could be something like; because of a simple spelling mistake, the aliens regard us as hostile and we get zapped. "Spell Check" the MOVIE :)

Colour grading teal/orange of course.

Serena wrote on 11/13/2012, 7:03 PM
An interesting thing is that much of the peculiar American spelling resulted from people leaving England while the language was still being developed. So some of the spellings are older forms of proper English.
PeterDuke wrote on 11/14/2012, 1:19 AM
Actually they represent reforms by going back to earlier spellings which had been revised to conform with then held views on etymology.

Shall I rephrase that?
riredale wrote on 11/14/2012, 4:06 PM
I guess spelling isn't all that critical.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. And I awlyas tghuhot slpelnig was ipmoraantt!
Geoff_Wood wrote on 11/14/2012, 8:46 PM
Yep. Low standards are to be encouraged !

Maybe we could also extend innacuracy-tolerance to edit points, colour balance, etc ?

Tattoo wrote on 11/14/2012, 11:12 PM
Best thread of the last decade, hands down!

1. Addresses pet peeve: it's bad enough most of us can't speak more than one language; can't we at least speak/write the ONE language we know correctly?

2. Hilarious post by HMS Geoff!

3. Link to a cool resource: Etymology Dictionary

4. Gratuitous picture of my favorite hottie over age 30: Andie MacDowell

5. Acknowledgement that Groundhog Day is THE movie for said favorite hottie! I mean, who wouldn't marry Rita (Andie's character) with no questions asked? Sign me UP! Talk about a good egg!
PeterDuke wrote on 11/15/2012, 12:53 AM
"And I awlyas tghuhot slpelnig was ipmoraantt!"

There is only one "a" in "ipmoraantt". Adding another makes it harder to read!

Rory Cooper wrote on 11/15/2012, 1:46 AM
A bit like lepers quarreling who has the least amount of sores.

Comprehension is more important than spelling for example “Empathy” many on this forum know how to spell it but have no clue what it “means”

Means = wealth, also mean = represent, also mean = cruel
Richard Jones wrote on 11/15/2012, 5:42 AM
But surely spelling will aid comprehension!:)

Rory Cooper wrote on 11/15/2012, 6:30 AM
I comprehend ...cast a spell ....spelling..... both are evil. lol
Chienworks wrote on 11/15/2012, 6:55 AM
"The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid..."

... has been debunked. The words in that phrase were carefully chosen from among the few that are easy to recognize from the scrambled letters, and the letter order is carefully chosen to rather than random. Almost all words are very difficult to recognize when scrambled as described. I tested this by writing a filter that would perform the described scrambling on any arbitrary text and the result is almost always pure, unrecognizable gibberish.
Hulk wrote on 11/15/2012, 10:47 AM

S - E - P - A until your hair turns gray.
riredale wrote on 11/15/2012, 12:16 PM
Chienworks: I dunno, it's true that the short words are not changed, based on the rules, but I still suspect there is a tremendous amount of contextual analysis done by the human brain. Certainly there are many words that would not be "guessable."