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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 - 5:28am

 Proclivities wrote:

It's odd how they hyphenated words back then; the whole word could just have been set on the second line.  Isn't there some indy, nouveau-folk, beardo band from the PNW called "Strange Woman In House"?

 
Yeah, the old typewriter-style *ding* to let the typesetter know they were almost to the end of the line caused some last-minute panic but mostly, some of the old guys considered it a failure to hit the return (cast the line in lead) before getting as many characters as possible onto the line.
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 - 4:58am

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That's set in hot metal... somebody said fuggit 

 
It's odd how they hyphenated words back then; the whole word could just have been set on the second line.  Isn't there some indy, nouveau-folk, beardo band from the PNW called "Strange Woman In House"?


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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 3:25pm

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strange woman

 
That's set in hot metal... somebody said fuggit 
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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 - 1:55pm

strange woman
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Posted: Oct 10, 2011 - 2:17pm

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I'll forgive them the typo, a mistake is a mistake after all, but never the typography.
 
They had to actually choose that typeface.
 
They had the opportunity to say "nah, schmaltzy and irritating to picky gits who post on a rather good internet radio station's website" but no. 
 
They had their chance, and they blew it.
 
Damn them. Damn them to Comic Sans hell.

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Posted: Jan 12, 2011 - 1:36pm

10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling  {#Yes}
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Posted: Sep 15, 2010 - 11:19am

 BillJ wrote:

Anytime. I knew a Daugherty once. He was a jerk, but its good to know that knowing him finally became useful.

edit - Saw your post. Try Dougherty
 

that's it.  thanx
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Posted: Sep 15, 2010 - 11:18am

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didnt work

 
could be Docherty or O'— doherty etc

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Posted: Sep 15, 2010 - 11:09am

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tx! 

 
Anytime. I knew a Daugherty once. He was a jerk, but its good to know that knowing him finally became useful.

edit - Saw your post. Try Dougherty

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Posted: Sep 15, 2010 - 11:08am

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tx! 

 

didnt work
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Posted: Sep 15, 2010 - 11:06am

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Daugherty
 

tx! 
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Posted: Sep 15, 2010 - 11:03am

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i need an alternate spelling for Doherty ie: pronouced Dockerty.  ie: a last name.  trying to find someone on the hospital email list with that name.....

 
Daugherty

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i need an alternate spelling for Doherty ie: pronouced Dockerty.  ie: a last name.  trying to find someone on the hospital email list with that name.....
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Posted: Aug 7, 2008 - 12:32pm

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Spelling "truely atrosious," says academic




By Luke Baker

LONDON (Reuters) - Embaressed by yor spelling? Never you mind.

Fed up with his students' complete inability to spell common English correctly, a British academic has suggested it may be time to accept "variant spellings" as legitimate.

Rather than grammarians getting in a huff about "argument" being spelled "arguement" or "opportunity" as "opertunity," why not accept anything that's phonetically (fonetickly anyone?) correct as long as it can be understood?

"Instead of complaining about the state of the education system as we correct the same mistakes year after year, I've got a better idea," Ken Smith, a criminology lecturer at Bucks New University, wrote in the Times Higher Education Supplement.

"University teachers should simply accept as variant spelling those words our students most commonly misspell."

To kickstart his proposal, Smith suggested 10 common misspellings that should immediately be accepted into the pantheon of variants, including "ignor," "occured," "thier," "truely," "speach" and "twelth" (it should be "twelfth").

Then of course there are words like "misspelt" (often spelled "mispelt"), not to mention "varient," a commonly used variant of "variant."

And that doesn't even begin to delve into all the problems English people have with words that use the letters "i" and "e" together, like weird, seize, leisure, foreign and neighbor.

The rhyme "i before e except after c" may be on the lips of every schoolchild in Britain, but that doesn't mean they remember the rule by the time they get to university.

Of course, such proposals have been made in the past. The advent of text messaging turned many students into spelling neanderthals as phrases such as "wot r u doin 2nite?" became socially, if not academically, acceptable.

Despite Smith's suggestion, language mavens are unconvinced. John Simpson, the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, says rules are rules and they are there for good reason.

"There are enormous advantages in having a coherent system of spelling," he told the Times newspaper.

"It makes it easier to communicate. Maybe during a learning phase there is some scope for error, but I would hope that by the time people get to university they have learnt to spell."

Yet even some of Britain's greatest wordsmiths have acknowledged it's a language with irritating quirkiness.

Playwright George Bernard Shaw was fond of pointing out that the word "ghoti" could just as well be pronounced "fish" if you followed common pronunciation: 'gh' as in "tough," 'o' as in "women" and 'ti' as in "nation."

And he was a playright.






 

Aargh, it hurts my eyes.  Who decided to misspell "neighbour"? {#Snooty}


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Posted: Aug 7, 2008 - 12:28pm

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Posted: Aug 7, 2008 - 12:23pm

Spelling "truely atrosious," says academic


By Luke Baker

LONDON (Reuters) - Embaressed by yor spelling? Never you mind.

Fed up with his students' complete inability to spell common English correctly, a British academic has suggested it may be time to accept "variant spellings" as legitimate.

Rather than grammarians getting in a huff about "argument" being spelled "arguement" or "opportunity" as "opertunity," why not accept anything that's phonetically (fonetickly anyone?) correct as long as it can be understood?

"Instead of complaining about the state of the education system as we correct the same mistakes year after year, I've got a better idea," Ken Smith, a criminology lecturer at Bucks New University, wrote in the Times Higher Education Supplement.

"University teachers should simply accept as variant spelling those words our students most commonly misspell."

To kickstart his proposal, Smith suggested 10 common misspellings that should immediately be accepted into the pantheon of variants, including "ignor," "occured," "thier," "truely," "speach" and "twelth" (it should be "twelfth").

Then of course there are words like "misspelt" (often spelled "mispelt"), not to mention "varient," a commonly used variant of "variant."

And that doesn't even begin to delve into all the problems English people have with words that use the letters "i" and "e" together, like weird, seize, leisure, foreign and neighbor.

The rhyme "i before e except after c" may be on the lips of every schoolchild in Britain, but that doesn't mean they remember the rule by the time they get to university.

Of course, such proposals have been made in the past. The advent of text messaging turned many students into spelling neanderthals as phrases such as "wot r u doin 2nite?" became socially, if not academically, acceptable.

Despite Smith's suggestion, language mavens are unconvinced. John Simpson, the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, says rules are rules and they are there for good reason.

"There are enormous advantages in having a coherent system of spelling," he told the Times newspaper.

"It makes it easier to communicate. Maybe during a learning phase there is some scope for error, but I would hope that by the time people get to university they have learnt to spell."

Yet even some of Britain's greatest wordsmiths have acknowledged it's a language with irritating quirkiness.

Playwright George Bernard Shaw was fond of pointing out that the word "ghoti" could just as well be pronounced "fish" if you followed common pronunciation: 'gh' as in "tough," 'o' as in "women" and 'ti' as in "nation."

And he was a playright.





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Posted: Aug 17, 2006 - 5:15pm

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Nah. But keep bobbing and weaving there, Ali.


Okeedokee.

Okiedokie
Okeydokey
Eaukideauki
Aukiedaukie

Just tryin' to get this here thread back on track.



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Posted: Aug 17, 2006 - 5:02pm

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Do you want to fight?















Nah. But keep bobbing and weaving there, Ali.
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Posted: Aug 17, 2006 - 5:01pm

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Pfffft. Whatever.


Do you want to fight?














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