Spelling Does Matter

Submitted by: splurbyburbl 6 years ago in Weird

Cambridge study debunked, grammar Nazis are vindicated!
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Female 5,222
nice
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Male 1,834
he he he nice
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Male 2,862
axeman929: "I am on the net with a netbook. Not always easy to type. Plus, its the internet. Not my law school senior thesis. Last thing I give a crap about when thinking about what someone said is their grammar while on the net. Nazis are a waist of kilobytes."

* waste
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Male 195
I am on the net with a netbook. Not always easy to type. Plus, its the internet. Not my law school senior thesis. Last thing I give a crap about when thinking about what someone said is their grammar while on the net. Nazis are a waist of kilobytes.
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Female 36
@skullgrin: Sure. However, a good portion of misspellings today have nothing to do with cultural differences and have everything to do with being lazy.
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Male 936
"But, when words are used by different cultures, different spellings arise. "


hence..spelling doesnt matter..

spelling changes cant just arise....enough people spelled it wrong until it was acceptable
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Female 31
This guy was really smug.
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Male 1,196
this guy sounds like lloyd irving from tales of symphonia
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Male 3,014
I laerend smeothnig itrenesnitg tdoay
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Male 368
guy 1: Hurr my favorite color is grey
Guy 2: L2s loser it`s gray
Guy 1: STFU grammer natzi


Spelling =/= Grammar
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Male 122
Luat eienr Stduie der Cambrdige Unievrstiät speilt es kenie Rlloe in welcehr Reiehnfogle die Buhcstbaen in eniem Wrot vorkmomen, die eingzie whctige Sahce ist, dsas der ertse und der lettze Buhcstbaen stmimt. Der Rset knan in eienm völilegen Duchrienanedr sein und knan trtozedm prboelmols gelseen wreden. Das ist, weil das menchsilche Ague nicht jeedn Buhcstbaen liset.

1. His statistics is different in different languages. His counterexample just shows that the structure of the sentence helps a lot in anticipating the correct next word.
2. It`s waaay more difficult when you are not a native speaker.
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Male 1,016
tihs was sphoepd,I konw bcaesue of the Pxiels!
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Male 535
well i have seen this text in german before and german has much longer words than englisch, barely any three letter words and it was definitely readable. so i pretty much do not believe this video
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Male 139
i was able to read the one he gave. not as easily as the original, but still was able to do it.
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Male 1,054
"If spelling was important there wouldn`t be more than on way to spell certain words. gray/grey color/colour"

No. If only a single, monolithic culture uses English, then there would be only a single spelling for a word.

But, when words are used by different cultures, different spellings arise.
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Female 1,589
Also something he should have mentioned, was that all the words had the correct letters in them. If you don`t know how to spell a word, you are more likely to add letters that are not needed, or take away those that are.
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Male 936
lol, i was able to read his little test very quickly. If spelling was important there wouldn`t be more than on way to spell certain words. gray/grey color/colour
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Male 25,417
loser!
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Male 266
Oh-ho, handsy003, you`re such a clever 40-something year old. Doo-hohoohohhohohooo.
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Male 1,021
Tihs vdieo was pettry cool
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Male 2,402
@spurblyburbl

Mholao ala nui! Tahnk you vrey mcuh
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Male 2,796
@handys003

Well played, Sir
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Male 1,587
oh gods Angel I`m going to kill you. And I would like to thank everyone who skeptically reads forwards, then refuses to pass them on because they are complete and utter b.s. Even though they will have 600 years of bad luck. Way to take one for the team I say.
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Male 2,402

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Male 15,510
I think people who uses bad grammer and spelling on purposely are cool people
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Male 505
Honestly i`m not at all suprised. I always thought there was something about I-A-B that defied the laws of the universe. Now i know.

Lucky Bob, london snow just dissapears due to the pollution even then all public transport panics and throws a little hissy fit.
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Male 12,138
[quote]How are your quote commands always so perfect -.- mine sometimes come up with [/quote"> instead.[/quote]
Reganom, I`ll answer for Bob as he`s in Scotland and therefore probably buried under several metres of snow by now.

Unfortunately I-A-B was coded by Franciscan Monks sometime in the mid-15th century. As such, you can use quotes, or quotes and images, but try to use quotes and a link in the same comment and it`s like dividing by zero. It causes a rift in the space-time continuum, causes famine and disease to rage across the Sahel, and somewhere a small puppy dies.

Oh, and your quotes won`t come out right.
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Male 67
Part of my master`s thesis research dealt with letter transposition in reading. Something that is missed here entirely is that the words that are easier to read almost invariably have the consonants in correct order. Even local transpositions screw up reading if you mess up consonant order.
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Male 505
On a side note, i remember reading in one of the new scientist books (does anything eat wasps i believe it was) about this. They pointed out another factor about plurals. With plurals it has to be the first letter and the "s", but also the letter prior to the s.
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Male 505
critiquing something similar but not equal.

As Almighty has pointed out it says the order doesn`t matter bar the first and last letters. They showed examples of keeping the first and last letter the same but with more scrambling. I`d suggest reading the actual response from Cambridge University.

@almighty

How are your quote commands always so perfect -.- mine sometimes come up with [/quote"> instead.
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Male 505
"9+9doesnt =19 because 9*9=81..."

I`ll assume you mean 18 :P
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Male 684
i have to agree with bowlweb, you cant discredit one concept by critiquing something similar but not equal. its almost like saying 9+9doesnt =19 because 9*9=81...
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Male 438
I was able to read the sentence perfectly at the end aswell.
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Male 4,290
[quote]Misspelling, to me, IS the transposition of a letter or two in a word - much different than a jumble. And, still pretty readable. [/quote]
Yeah, but in the paragraph it says "it doesn`t matter what order the letters are". Which does suggest a random scramble, rather than switching only a couple of letters.
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Male 4

I`m not saying that spelling doesn`t matter - it does - if only to leave an impression of your education / thoughtfulness / degree of dyslexia.

It seems to me the jumbled words in his example shouldn`t be classified as `misspelled`, really.

Misspelling, to me, IS the transposition of a letter or two in a word - much different than a jumble. And, still pretty readable.
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Male 2,796
"YouTube > LiveLeak"

I disagree, but only because Liveleak doesn`t have very much censorship. The only beef I have with it, is it can be less than user friendly.
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Male 5,194
YouTube > LiveLeak
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Male 7,813
i was still able to read the sentence at the end
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Male 2,056
heil grammar!
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Male 3,915
why is this rated so low?

this video just disproved something i thought was a given!

people need to know!
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Male 6,737
I like!
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Male 27
"69 words..." coincidence or conspiracy?
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Male 2,049
Older than Vedic Sanskrit.
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Male 2,796
Link: Spelling Does Matter [Rate Link] - Cambridge study debunked, grammar Nazis are vindicated!
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