Post by Jandalf on Toast on Sept 14, 2004 16:41:28 GMT -5
Well, you should generally try to avoid abbreviations such as "lol" or "rofl" when you're on boards like this and such...I mean, every now and then when we're being all insane and stuff, sure. But not on a regular basis. An especially bad time to use chat abbreviations like that would be when writing an essay for school...heh. The teacher would not be impressed if they have any healthy teacher-like respect for the English language.
I can't really think of any tricks to remember how to spell "probably"... First, think "pro", as in professional. Second, think "bab". It's a funny noise, so it'll stick. And then, "ly" to make the adverb complete. Pro-bab-ly.
Post by Lady Vader on Sept 14, 2004 16:43:57 GMT -5
(what she's TRYING to tell you is that if you find ways to shorten a word, such as penmanship *pen-man-ship*, and memorize that, it'll be easier to spell them. And there is actually a rule regarding CHAT SPEAK in the rulez board, though it's not like we'd kill you if you use it...)
A long time ago, I was known as Darth Maul. Now you shall call me Lady Vader... FEAR ME! AND MY SIGNATURELESS SELF!!!!!! BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
Post by ClonedOne on Sept 17, 2004 17:56:57 GMT -5
Shadow, I hate to break it to you, but a spell checker couldn't read that.
Heweovr, I'm fialry srue taht msot of you can raed waht I've worte here. And you know why too. Because the mind tends to almost ignore the letters in the middle of a word, and just picks up on the last two.
All right, maybe this isn't the place for science such as that...
For wrath, for ruin, and a red sun's rising... unless I'm shoved out into hard vac...
Post by Jandalf on Toast on Sept 22, 2004 14:23:51 GMT -5
(rolls eyes) Sure, "'tis" is a word. It's just more grammatically correct to put the apostrophe before it, like so:
Because, as we know, the apostrophe is there to replace the missing "i". And if your sister is a grammar Nazi...well...how does she read anything but Tolkien without getting worked into a fury? One can't be too much of a stickler, or one shall go insane. I mean in a bad way, unlike us.
Post by Jandalf on Toast on Sept 22, 2004 20:23:45 GMT -5
That would be "grammatically." And no, as long as paragraphs are properly marked by double spacing, indents, or whatever else (basically so long as one can tell they're separate paragraphs), then you've got proper paragraph use.
That would be "'i' before 'e' accept after 'c', or as sounded as 'a' as in neighbor or weight", Jandalf... heh. Sorry... dumb spelling rules that I had to memorize a long time ago... I'll shut up now. There are words that don't follow the rules though, so why they make them... ugg... hey, your twin's name doesn't follow the rule EITHER... it's Audreidi, when by spelling rules it should be AudrIEdi. Snicker.
English is evil.
Did you know that writing runes is helpful for people with bad handwriting, because you have to write them going down and not up?
•Lucas the braid•
Unless they have a magic boat. If they have a magic boat, I'm pretty much doomed.... *cough*