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Author Topic: Good Grammar (gud grammer) for users  (Read 5151 times)
Woody Elmore

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« on: January 09, 2008, 11:04:42 AM »

I came across this little poem and thought I would pass it along:

Ode to the Spell Checker

Eye halve a speling chequer,
It came with my pea sea,
It planely marques four my revue,
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word,
And weight four it two say,
Weather eye am rong oar write,
It shows me strate a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid,
It nose bee four two long,
And eye can make the error rite,
Its rare lee ever rong.

Eye have run this pome threw it,
I am shore your pleezed two no,
Its letter perfect awl the weigh,
My chequer tolled me sew.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 11:55:33 AM »

And we have members who have done that.   Do note, however, that American spelling and English/Canadian/Australian spelling vary with several classes of words.  Roger's "honour" is perfectly correct. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 04:16:08 PM »

Thanks Gene.

What an honourable thing to write.  :-)

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 05:32:54 PM »

Well, we can now go to the theatre and see the cinema if you will come and knock me up.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 08:46:12 PM »

I say, mate, how about if I ring you up instead?  For proper English, there is this lizard on the telly...

In Hartford Ct, there was a radio announcer named Bob Steele; who for many years, would occasionally do a little poem called "Albert and the Lion".  he usually did it in either a rather a "Limehouse" dialect; rather amusing, because mot many here can do it.  Bob was also a real stickler for English usage, as well as spelling.   Back in the nineties, this state lost this great personality to-what had to be old and satisfyingly accomplished age.

As for the "colour, honour, centre," etc, a good many people in the US were taught or have adopted usage of that spelling. Not such a bad thing.

Well, pip pip, and cheerio there, old chap.

Rich 
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 11:07:53 AM »

I had a problem with someone when she asked if I wanted a spot of dick until I realized she was offering me pudding.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 12:49:07 PM »

Terry,
I thnk that was "spotted Dick" that she offered you.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 02:01:45 PM »

Hey; you guys have been watching "King Ralph" again...

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 03:21:56 PM »

Hi

DidnĀ“t Churchill during the WW2 in a speech to the Congress say something like "We are one people, divided by a common language"?

Regards, Yukonsam
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 04:23:40 PM »

Churchill said that.  I'm not exactly sure when or where.
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2008, 07:25:44 PM »

Gene - Spotted or not, I don't want any! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 10:51:03 PM »

Terry,
I think I saw some of the receipe in an Aubry-Matirin book.  When you've been six months a sea without setting foot on land whilst traveling in one of HM frigates, it might be good.
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2008, 10:55:34 PM »

From Wikipedia:

Spotted dick is a steamed pudding, containing dried fruits, usually currants. The dessert originates in and continues to be popular in the United Kingdom, especially Scotland, where, presumably, it was originally created. Usually served either with custard or with butter and brown sugar. Spotted refers to the raisins (which resemble spots) and Dick may be a contraction/corruption of the word pudding (from the last syllable) or possibly a corruption of the word dough.[1] It is also known as spotted dog, plum duff, steamed dicky, dicky pudding, figgy dowdy, dotted lloyd, dicky widmark as well as plum bolster, Spotted Richard. and it is sometimes even called a Dickie Burton after the famous actor.

Funny thing is that in the A/B books, plum duff and figgy dowdy seem to be different dishes.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2008, 08:30:02 AM »

Gene;
With respect to a country that invented Haggis, I think you might have stepped a dite too far (urp!)

BTW; you never answered my question.

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2008, 10:05:43 AM »

Rich,
That was a statement, not a question.  For me the answer is "no."
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