[AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request

Sandeep Singh sandeepsingh477 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 09:52:15 EDT 2010


You are right and let us not forget that practice makes one perfect. 
And you're right again about going through the text before sending 
it. I often find spelling mistakes or missing words when I do it.
Please keep giving these simple but effective tips. Thanks.
Sandeep

At 06:31 PM 21-06-10, you wrote:
>I gave the example of the American author's awful article to precisely
>refute that notion. I am not an English speaker by birth and I have
>learnt my English in the last 18 years (after I crossed my adolescence,
>and ironically, after becoming blind). Even today, I don't speak English
>at home. Well, had I not told you this, would you have recognised
>yourself by reading my mails? Expressing your ideas clearly goes beyond
>the confines of language.
>
>Subramani
>
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of BHAWANI
>SHANKAR VERMA
>Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 6:00 PM
>To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
>
>i am of the experience that a person study in his mother language, more
>efficiently use English. because he always care about spellings and
>grammar
>errors.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
>To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 4:55 PM
>Subject: Re: [AI] Care for spellings in postings - a request
>
>
> > 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.
> > Skype:
> > Prateek_agarwal32
> > Wanna see inside me? My blog is the telescope:
> > http://www.myfriendprateek.blogspot.com
> > website:
> > http://www.prateekagarwal.webs.com
> >
> > the best way to accomplish your softwares/websites development needs.
> > You tell, I'll build.
> >
> >
> >
> > ---------- 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
> > Yahoo! IM: vasugroupmails Follow me on:
> > http://www.twitter.com/VasuTweets
> >
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