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Something fishy

Postby Bman » Oct 31st, 2017, 4:03 pm

Looks like a grade 12 graduate wrote it.
Or a castanet poster.
https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#210459
Is the world getting stupider, or is it just getting easier for stupid people to have their thoughts heard?

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Re: Something fishy

Postby phasyluck » Oct 31st, 2017, 4:05 pm

They just offend the 4 fish that returned this year to spawn.
Sure do love Rutland!!

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Re: Something fishy

Postby WalterWhite » Oct 31st, 2017, 4:15 pm

Lol - looks like someone used Google translate.
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Re: Something fishy

Postby alanjh595 » Oct 31st, 2017, 4:52 pm

I wonder how many city staff are going to be required to physically change the signage and at what cost to the local taxpayers?

They should have just written it with Word, and did a spell/grammar check before submitting to the printer to make a "one of" copy.

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Re: Something fishy

Postby Bsuds » Oct 31st, 2017, 5:09 pm

The grammare and speeeling ahr 2 gude 4 most Castanetters.
Nowadays it's almost rude to ask a question without Googling it first!

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Re: Something fishy

Postby lightspeed » Oct 31st, 2017, 6:32 pm

Bsuds wrote:The grammare and speeeling ahr 2 gude 4 most Castanetters.


U is rite. Tha spellin is arful. It is somethin like what a City of Kelowna prufreeder wud right.
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Re: Something fishy

Postby Bman » Oct 31st, 2017, 7:13 pm

Me can write good. I should have the job of proofreader.
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Re: Something fishy

Postby Queen K » Oct 31st, 2017, 7:19 pm

"We have been installing 30 interpretive signs along the entire length of the Greenway," said communications spokesman Bruce Smith. "The signs are replacing some of the older, outdated interpretive signs that were there."

Replacing some of the older, outdated interpretive signs? You mean the ones with the proper use of English? I can see in today's texting World, where English is an endangered language, the need to replace old signs.
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Re: Something fishy

Postby Old Techie » Oct 31st, 2017, 7:45 pm

Some of the crap a body comes across these days, I think it would be fun to be a poofreader.

Whatever you find that irks your grammatical senses, you just hit a button, and "poof" the offender is vaporized. :biggrin:
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Re: Something fishy

Postby kgcayenne » Nov 1st, 2017, 10:16 am

We who make the effort to write well are a dying breed. Eventually, it won't matter.
"without knowledge, he multiplies mere words."
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Re: Something fishy

Postby lightspeed » Nov 1st, 2017, 10:32 am

kgcayenne wrote:We who make the effort to write well are a dying breed. Eventually, it won't matter.



It OK wi haz Twitta an IG.
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Re: Something fishy

Postby lum12 » Nov 1st, 2017, 5:15 pm

Really annoying that care and attention to detail and pride in ones work has gone out the window - Doulbly annoying my taxes pay for such sloppy work.

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Re: Something fishy

Postby stuphoto » Nov 2nd, 2017, 12:58 am

Old Techie wrote:Some of the crap a body comes across these days, I think it would be fun to be a poofreader.

I don't know if you intentionally spelled it as poofreader, or if you need a proofreader yourself :135:

Either way you can have the job.

1/2 the junk I read makes me wonder how some people passed grade 2.
When I can find several spelling mistakes in a glance there is something wrong. Especially considering that I am dyslexic.
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Re: Something fishy

Postby LANDM » Nov 2nd, 2017, 3:20 am

In the world of electronic self publishing, I have found that the relative ease in which one can make one's own work available to the masses results in inferior product.
I have had some novels where the mistakes are so rampant, sometimes two or three grammatical errors per page, that I just give up. It is truly pathetic.
But, in a world where this doesn’t matter, I guess it just doesn’t matter. :135:

This is reinforced in these forums where it is not unusual to see posts that are rendered unreadable by lack of basic spelling, grammar, and punctuation. And, of course, comment on such unreadability is disallowed......spell-shaming is as frowned upon as :cuss: -shaming. :biggrin:
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Re: Something fishy

Postby Old Techie » Nov 2nd, 2017, 8:14 am

stuphoto wrote:
Old Techie wrote:Some of the crap a body comes across these days, I think it would be fun to be a poofreader.

I don't know if you intentionally spelled it as poofreader, or if you need a proofreader yourself :135:



If you'd read the second sentence, you would have seen that it was intended to be spelled exactly as it was. :smt045

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