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I'm dyslexic. hello or goodbye

 

Are there any other dyslexic people here on the WHF forum? Do you find it a major inconvenience using forums or is it just a bit irritating sometimes?

 

When reading through some of my old posts it's shocking just how many stupid spelling and grammar mistakes I often make. Dyslexia can feel a bit strange at times, when I write out a post I always proof read it several times to check for any mistakes and yet I often manage to miss them all. But when I go back to reread the post ten minutes later I can immediately spot several glaringly obvious mistakes that only and idiot could've manage to have missed. It can get a bit fustrating sometimes, especially when someone has replied to the post and the errors can no longer be corrected. banging head against wall

 

I always hope that dispite the many spelling and grammar mistakes that I make the general meaning of what I say still manages to get through intact. pray

 

So, has anyone else here had any experiences of dyslexia? I'd be interested to hear what you think about it. Smile

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

No but I do feel for you guys. These days it's almost fashionable to have appalling spelling and grammar, so much so that if you correct somebody, you're viewed as a pretentious prat, so it can be very difficult for others to tell the difference between people who genuinely need extra consideration, and those who just cba to write at least half correctly. 

Oh and well done for 'coming out'. You won't receive any criticism from me. And no, there's never been a time when I've found your posts poorly written or incomprehensible.

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

steve_1979 wrote:
I'm dyslexic. hello or goodbye

You're hiding it very well, I'd never have guessed.

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

Quite. On the whole, the standard on this forum is already very high compared to other places (I wouldn't ever want to run a spelling checker through facebook's servers for starters), but I've never considered Steve's posts to be lacking in clarity, grammar, spelling or anything else for that matter.  His posts are always succinct and well written.

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

People who continually point out other posters lack of grammer etc. strike me generally as being inconsiderate , since on forums English is not always posters first language , and as long as the point is being expressed - Good

 

 

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The_Lhc wrote:

You're hiding it very well, I'd never have guessed.

MajorFubar wrote:
there's never been a time when I've found your posts poorly written or incomprehensible.

Cheers, that's good to know.

 

Dyslexia effects different people in different ways. For me it's not a big deal, just a bit of a pain in the EDITED. But for some people it can make things very difficult.

 

Computers and the internet are useful tools to help spot mistakes (when using forums I tend to use Google to check words rather than a proper spell checker). By the time you read my posts I've usually gone back and re-edited them a dosen times but you'd be shocked if you saw the state of my first drafts.

 

The mistakes that I make are quite inconsistent too. A few of times I've even managed to spell words in my address wrong. Obviously I know what my address is and have managed to get it right thousands of times before but occasionally I forget how to spell the name of the town that I live in or I put things in the wrong order without realising.

 

Sometimes when reading something that I've written that has the same word repeated several times I'll find that each time I wrote the word down it's been spelled completely differently.

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These days it's almost fashionable to have appalling spelling and grammar, so much so that if you correct somebody, you're viewed as a pretentious prat,

Text speak drives one of my mates crazy. He refuses to reply to text messsages unless they're written in comprehensible English.

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kena wrote:

People who continually point out other posters lack of grammer etc. strike me generally as being inconsiderate , since on forums English is not always posters first language , and as long as the point is being expressed - Good


Sometimes it isn't clear though, in which case clarification is necessary, there's one new poster who's posts are, to me, completely incomprehensible (i think even his username is spelled incorrectly). Nobody like that is dyslexic though, to my knowledge, it seems to be largely non-english speakers.

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By the time you read my posts I've usually gone back and re-edited them a dosen times but you'd be shocked if you saw the state of my first drafts.

I think most of us do that. I frequently have to.

(I too hate the 'race against the reply' when I've spotted a clanger and am trying to correct it.)

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The_Lhc wrote:

kena wrote:

People who continually point out other posters lack of grammer etc. strike me generally as being inconsiderate , since on forums English is not always posters first language , and as long as the point is being expressed - Good

Sometimes it isn't clear though, in which case clarification is necessary, there's one new poster who's posts are, to me, completely incomprehensible (i think even his username is spelled incorrectly). Nobody like that is dyslexic though, to my knowledge, it seems to be largely non-english speakers.

...and then you get idiots like me who post in haste because I'm in the middle of doing other things, then find out later I've written total gibberish. embarassed

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

....no, but I've heard about the two Audiophiles who walked into Ann Summers; they were heading to the pub, but were Double Blind! (or were they!?)  shifty

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....no, but I've heard about the two Audiophiles who walked into Ann Summers; they were heading to the pub, but were Double Blind! (or were they!?)  shifty

:rofl:   I used to do printing for Ann Summers. Could tell you some stories, but this is neither the right thread or time...

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

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You do realise that there are bad spellers on this forum still waiting for the punchline? :grin:

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

ROFL!

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RE: Did you hear about the dyslexic guy who walked into a bra?

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....no, but I've heard about the two Audiophiles who walked into Ann Summers; they were heading to the pub, but were Double Blind! (or were they!?)  shifty

I had to think about that for a second or two rolling on the floor laughing

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

You do realise that there are bad spellers on this forum still waiting for the punchline? :grin:

excellent!

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