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Date: 12/03/10 12:01 PM

44 Responses to Spelling Does Matter

  1. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 10:36 am
    Link: Spelling Does Matter - Cambridge study debunked, grammar Nazis are vindicated!
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Older than Vedic Sanskrit.
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    frech_fries Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    "69 words..." coincidence or conspiracy?
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    I like!
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    why is this rated so low?

    this video just disproved something i thought was a given!

    people need to know!
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    heil grammar!
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    i was still able to read the sentence at the end
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    YouTube > LiveLeak
  9. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    "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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    bowlweb Male 40-49
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    December 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    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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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Misspelling, to me, IS the transposition of a letter or two in a word - much different than a jumble. And, still pretty readable.
    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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    Legion5 Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    I was able to read the sentence perfectly at the end aswell.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    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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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    "9+9doesnt =19 because 9*9=81..."

    I`ll assume you mean 18 :P
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    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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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    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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    scarytropin Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    How are your quote commands always so perfect -.- mine sometimes come up with
    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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    Reganom Male 18-29
    505 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    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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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    I think people who uses bad grammer and spelling on purposely are cool people
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 3, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    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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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    @handys003

    Well played, Sir
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    @spurblyburbl

    Mholao ala nui! Tahnk you vrey mcuh
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    Tihs vdieo was pettry cool
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    FrigginMo Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    Oh-ho, handsy003, you`re such a clever 40-something year old. Doo-hohoohohhohohooo.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    loser!
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    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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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    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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    Heureux Male 40-49
    1054 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 8:39 pm
    "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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    nnotdead Male 18-29
    139 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    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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    EntrE Male 18-29
    535 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 7:06 am
    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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    pumba62 Male 40-49
    1018 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 8:27 am
    tihs was sphoepd,I konw bcaesue of the Pxiels!
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    k-two Male 40-49
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    December 4, 2010 at 10:19 am
    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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    Lolcats Male 18-29
    369 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    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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    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    I laerend smeothnig itrenesnitg tdoay
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm
    this guy sounds like lloyd irving from tales of symphonia
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    CheshireKiti Female 18-29
    31 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 8:25 pm
    This guy was really smug.
  39. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2010 at 10:48 pm
    "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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    therach Female 18-29
    36 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 8:29 am
    @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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    axeman929 Male 30-39
    195 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    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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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 6:12 am
    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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    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm
    he he he nice
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    nice

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