Dumb post to the Stargardts Facebook group
chime at hubert-humphrey.com
Tue Apr 9 16:34:38 EDT 2013
Well, I know in advance my comments are an alternative. First, when this
thread began, I figured it was off-topic and Kirk would probably put an end to
it. On another hand, as American English spelling is not a consistant science,
it would seem unlikely to just memerize thousands of spellings.
Sure when I was younger, Braille was nearly an only way to read, but in the
late50s I was quite interested in Baseball and the Space Program, but mostly it
were text books which were available. I was never a good or comfortable
Braille reader. About a only time I read outloud is at our anual Pass Over
I know there are both sighted-and-blind folks who are phonatical about
spelling-and-punctuation. I look at especially spelling-and-moreover typing as
a way to convey ideas-and-concepts. I know it drives some crazy if I use a
number in the middle of a word.
Growing up with Braille also teaches bad habbits in typing. For example, when
I would type an amount of money, I would type symbols of "dollar sign""number
sign" followed by an amount.
As an unconventional, I really like having dashes separating some words, I
guess because I don't really like dead-air and so a dash would symbolicly keep
In conclusion, since many of us are not always writing executive business
letters, we're symply conveying opinions-and-information. Sure getting a wrong
letter in an url, well, thats important. As a strictly speech listener, I try
when I can to hear as little punctuation as I can. I think when I've tried
spelling checkers in Pine, they were harder to navigate.
Thanks for listening.
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