[AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request

Taha Haaziq tahahaaziq at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 07:42:59 EDT 2010

hey hi!
thanks for such a lovely explaination....
we will surely try and improve ourselfs in a good manner.

On 6/21/10, Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in> wrote:
> The criteria is not if one has studied in English medium or have learnt
> English through and through at school. I have seen this in some blogs
> and other platforms where the so-called learned folks share information.
> Even there, I found plenty of mistakes and very obvious grammatical
> errors. I wish I am able to share a few examples, because recently I
> read an article written by an "AUTHOR" (and, of all the things, she is
> an American) which was full of errors... so much that it was hard to
> believe that the person who actually wrote it was an author. Imagine
> someone who is making a living out of writing putting out messages like
> that?
> The root cause of poorly written mails in my opinion is lack of care.
> People do not understand that their writing says something about them
> and it definitely has an impact on other people and they have a
> responsibility to write in an intelligible, clear way. I list the
> following points which people may like to take into account while
> writing:
> 1. Avoid SMS language. SMS language has had a negative influence on
> people, particularly on youngsters. Believe me, how much ever you try
> and simplify your writing in terms of shortening words and using
> alphanumeric, writing, as a process, is essentially different from
> speaking and you do not have the necessary expertise to use one for the
> other. So when writing, whether through a mobile phone or
> twitter/facebook, treat it as a writing task.
> 2. Read sites like BBC, which uses simple sentences to convey the news.
> If you read it for a long time, it has an influence on the way you
> write. If you need help in honing your language skills, you can switch
> to learning English or other specific sites in BBC, which provide both
> audio and text information for practice.
> 3. Never send a message without reading it at least once. I am having a
> terrible time with the keyboard I am using to type this message (and so
> many other things like filing my stories) since it doesn't type A with a
> single touch. I have to hit the key several times to get it typed, but I
> do it since I don't want my messages to appear bad (still you may find a
> word or two with a missing A, but that is after I try my best). Take
> pride in the fact that you are amongst the privileged few in this
> country to use things like computers and emails to communicate and so
> have to show you actually do what it takes to use them.
> 4. Your writing is a part of your personality. You wouldn't like to
> attend a party wearing an awful dress, dirty and dishevelled. So why
> should you write badly and show that you are after all not someone who
> people like to meet in person? You indeed raise your stakes
> (expectations) higher if you write well. So put in that effort. If you
> think you can't, learn.
> Subramani
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of prateek
> aggarwal
> Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2010 10:14 PM
> To: accessindia
> Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
> Agreed.
> I too have observed a few mails with major errors in spellings.
> While we are using screen readers, we don't usually read the word
> letter by letter, hence our focus does not go to the spelling of a
> word.
> Yes, I fully understand that many of you folks haven't got chance of
> doing studies in English medium schools, and that's not at all a
> problem, neither that is any criteria of judging your capabilities. In
> fact, a lot of you folks are scholars and experts in your respective
> areas, and I'm proud for that.
> Sometimes, incorrect spellings or grammar makes your e-mail
> ineffective to an extent that the intended recipient does not notice
> it that warmly, hence you remain destitute from the right answer which
> you would have got if the spellings were all correct.
> Moreover, the fact described by vasu bro about the appearance  of
> search results by  search queries  is also one of the major factors.
> Considering this, I request all the learned fellows without any
> preference of name that please try checking the spelling of the word
> you are writing here, it only takes a bit.
> In fact, a better approach is to write the e-mail in Microsoft word
> first, and run the spelling and grammar check.
> Of course, the spelling and grammar check is not the best solution and
> it won't point all the mistakes,  neither the suggested things by it
> are all perfect, yet you can get an idea and decide what to correct.
> An other important thing that I'd like to suggest is to read whatever
> you have written with the help of your screen reader.
> Many times, your screen reader will pronounce a word in strange way if
> its spelling is not correct.
> This will let you know that there's some problem with the spelling of
> that respective word, which you can correct then.
> I have been thinking to write spellings of some of the most commonly
> used words so the chances of collision can be reduced down.
> Based on your suggestions, I may start a series somewhere either here
> or on my website about the spellings of some very commonly used words.
> Response awaited.
> regards,
> Prateek agarwal.
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> Prateek_agarwal32
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> ---------- Original message ----------
> From: "Srinivasu Chakravarthula" <srinivasu at srinivasu.org>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:12:54 +0530
> Subject: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
> Dear all,
> Off late, there are several emails with lot of spelling and grammar
> mistakes. I do understand some of you may not got opportunity to study
> in
> English medium school and I'm one of them and that would be one of the
> possible reasons for spelling mistakes in emails and I don't mistake any
> of
> you.
> At the same time, please understand that postings of Access India are
> archived and easily available for people to come across the content
> through
> search engines and useful information posted by you would not come up in
> the
> search engines unless your content matches to the spelling that a
> researcher
> is looking for. So it would be a biggest disadvantage for us, if our
> content
> do not have correct spellings and grammar.
> To make your postings better, may I please suggest a couple of things,
> although I am aware, this would be a little more additional effort:
> 1.       If you are using Microsoft Outlook / outlook express, be sure
> to do
> a spell check by pressing F7 (not sure for outlook express)
> 2.       If you compose emails using webmail and use Mozilla Firefox,
> most
> often it notify you about spelling errors and by using the applications
> key,
> you can access the suggestions and use the correct spelling.
> 3.       This suggestion would really be an additional effort, but you
> can
> try; if you are using webmail, may be, draft your email using Word
> Processor
> and run the spell check, then copy the same and paste to your compose
> box in
> web mail.
> Hope this would be of help to someone. No offense please.
> Best regards,
> Srinivasu Chakravarthula
> Hand phone: +91-990-081-0881
> Website:
> http://www.srinivasu.org
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