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Old 04-20-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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(Not sure if this thread is in the right section)

I just wanted to know because I have dyslexia but I practiced so much I can read and write pretty well, but I still have A LOT of those moments in spelling where i'm glad to have Mozillaa Firefox grammar check (I just used it to spell grammar lol)

Anyway, I was going to ask, has any one experienced rude comments by people bashing some errors in your punctuation and or spelling?
I just gotten one, which was a very rude one, and I just thought one thing is to correct someone but another thing is putting "I'm sorry, it was hurting my eyes" after the correction... I mean that's something that doesn't need to be added on because you just never know what the situation may be.
I didn't say, "well i have dyslexia" because it looks like an excuse to cover up from embarrassment..
I had a few others but they weren't necessarily rude but it still feels embarrassing when everyone see's someone correct you when you're trying to give advice.

So has anyone ever had this kind of situation, or just had people correct you once in a while?
Should they tell you in public threads or would a private message be better?

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Old 04-20-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I think this should be a relaxed venue to share or express thoughts,suggestions,and just relaxed online conversation,not some kind of grammer performance,or is that grammar? (or,iz zat gramma'?) .......anyway...point is,why not just let people post in a natural fashion?

You know what? I bet if you posted that message,there's at least one mistake in their spelling or grammar.

If you think of this as talking,well doesn't everybody flub words from time to time? Or even call one of their own children the other child's name? and of course you know who's who!
It's just a simple little nothing that's all,that's my take on it as far as online posting goes. Not like it's for employment and all that.

Don't be embarast! And yes,I know I spelt that wrong!
and that too!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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I think pointing out other people's spelling errors is like pointing out that a woman has a run in her hose. It is fine to let her know about the run if she is at home getting dressed so she can correct the potentially embarrassing error, but once she has left the house, just don't mention it.

There is no sense in telling someone on a forum like this that they made a spelling error - nothing to do about it and it really just doesn't matter.

Both my kids have dyslexia and we have some of the funniest "Dyslexia Moment" family stories!
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Newarkbomb View Post
(Not sure if this thread is in the right section)

I just wanted to know because I have dyslexia but I practiced so much I can read and write pretty well, but I still have A LOT of those moments in spelling where i'm glad to have Mozillaa Firefox grammar check (I just used it to spell grammar lol)

Anyway, I was going to ask, has any one experienced rude comments by people bashing some errors in your punctuation and or spelling?
I just gotten one, which was a very rude one, and I just thought one thing is to correct someone but another thing is putting "I'm sorry, it was hurting my eyes" after the correction... I mean that's something that doesn't need to be added on because you just never know what the situation may be.
I didn't say, "well i have dyslexia" because it looks like an excuse to cover up from embarrassment..
I had a few others but they weren't necessarily rude but it still feels embarrassing when everyone see's someone correct you when you're trying to give advice.

So has anyone ever had this kind of situation, or just had people correct you once in a while?
Should they tell you in public threads or would a private message be better?
I have dyslexia, but not the common type (visual), mine is hearing. Is rare because usually people have visual or both (visual and hearing), but only hearing is pretty rare.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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I have dyslexia, but not the common type (visual), mine is hearing. Is rare because usually people have visual or both (visual and hearing), but only hearing is pretty rare.

That's called brain damage
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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That's called brain damage
Great...
I see that other people with dyslexia would love your comment
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