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What Has Happened to Education?
« on: April 23, 2011, 09:43:35 AM »
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 I read the local newspaper every day. I find spelling and grammatical errors everyday. Today I decided to count them.

 I found 9 spelling errors and 16 blatant grammatical errors. Is this the sad state of our education system. You would think that reporters and editors would be experts in the field of written communication.

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 10:00:32 AM »
You should have a question mark at the end of "Is this the sad state of our education system" instead of a period.

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 10:08:21 AM »
I know that our local paper does hire the handicapped.  And that said, perhaps the
proof readers should use some actual visual reading techniques, not just a spell checker.
And that said, TV talk show hosts would no longer be able to air these mistakes in a joking manner.

(some of those are hilarious)
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 10:24:53 AM »
I believe it should also be, "Today, I decided to count them."
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 10:29:54 AM »
You should have a question mark at the end of "Is this the sad state of our education system" instead of a period.

 I have been programmed to make mistakes.

I believe it should also be, "Today, I decided to count them."

  Actually, I think "I decided to count them today" is correct.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 01:39:37 PM »
This board has no spell-check.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 03:59:00 PM »
This board has no spell-check.

Are there websites that do? That wouldn't be difficult to implement, but it would be really server-intensive.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 04:41:07 PM »
This board has no spell-check.

Are there websites that do? That wouldn't be difficult to implement, but it would be really server-intensive.

Google Chrome has a spellchecker Spell Checker that werks Works with this site at any rate. I haven't noticed if it has a grammer Grammar checker but that could just be because I have perfect grammar. Yeah right. and red tape holds bridge up.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 04:55:11 PM »
Google Chrome has a spellchecker Spell Checker that werks Works with this site at any rate. I haven't noticed if it has a grammer Grammar checker but that could just be because I have perfect grammar. Yeah right. and red tape holds bridge up.

Right, but that's client-side (built in to the browser or OS), not server-side. Like I said, it wouldn't be hard to do on a server, but it would be really expensive in terms of bandwidth, latency, and CPU cycles.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 10:01:27 PM »
i was watching the local tv channel the other day and the reporter was talking about something 'rural' and pronounced it 'rule'. pissed me off so i emailed the station and told them theat they should train their reporters to pronounce words correctly. got no response ::)

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 12:39:40 AM »
i was watching the local tv channel the other day and the reporter was talking about something 'rural' and pronounced it 'rule'. pissed me off so i emailed the station and told them theat they should train their reporters to pronounce words correctly. got no response ::)

Irregardless, I'll bet that caused a nucular reaction!  That was very disrespectful to you and I.
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2011, 03:22:34 AM »
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2011, 03:51:45 AM »
I think, at least in the newspaper example, what you're seeing is the devalution of proper editing. Publishers used to have editors that actually read and digested a writer's output, providing corrections and suggestions. These days that's just too expensive.

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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2011, 05:08:45 AM »
two, too, to things

first - you guys can read?
second - what the hell is a newspaper?
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Re: What Has Happened to Education?
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2011, 05:25:31 AM »
I think, at least in the newspaper example, what you're seeing is the devalution of proper editing. Publishers used to have editors that actually read and digested a writer's output, providing corrections and suggestions. These days that's just too expensive.

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After reading this morning's newspaper, I'm convinced that the "editors" are minimum-wage employees who have been trained to click on "spell-check" and "grammar-check."
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