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I wasn't talking about that.

Posted by: R. Jenkins ( USA ) on April 05, 1999 at 16:33:16:

In Reply to: Talking about the world progressing posted by R. Jenkins on March 31, 1999 at 12:34:57:

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: McSpotlight: We discourage nitpicking over spelling here on McSpotlight.

Oh, hey, I make spelling errors all the time. I wasn't talking about that. But look at the title of his message:you have wrong. Perhaps it was typed in french and translated, in french you say 'avoir tort' for you're wrong, and directly translated that means to have wrong. However, this wouldn't explain the many other grammatical errors.

McSpotlight: As you noticed, it's a French-style error; quite possibly because English is the poster's second language; as such, credit to them; the post is understandable. The acid test of a post is whether it can be grokked. Spelling and syntax are secondary to clarity of meaning - and many people who write for a living are incapable of doing so clearly.

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