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From: "Joan Strachan" <>
Subject: RE: [Ess] Spell-checking emails
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 19:15:37 -0400
I'm with you, Delia
I couldn't resist jumping in to comment on this thread although that is rare
behaviour for me.
I'm a constant complainer about receiving government mailings with glaring
spelling and grammatical /formatting mistakes but on the other hand, I work
in a field of social service that makes me terribly aware of literacy
barriers that have nothing to do with a person's intellect. Then there is
my 91 year old father trying, despite his terrible (perhaps convenient)
memory issues, to move into the computer age. Unlike my mother, who at 87
also tries to send e-mails to family members, my dad was taught the qwerty
keyboard and typing skills but his fingers are way too big for the computer
keyboard (and were for the old Underwood that he used at the Police Station
too - he's a retired Officer) so he has developed a very unusual typing
style. They are both constantly asking me questions such as how to take off
the shift lock or where is the shift lock. They're e-mails are anything but
perfect but they bring great joy to all of us who love them.
So....I would hate it if people trying to learn the joy of genealogical
research *and* how to use a computer were to be discouraged because we only
want to help those who know how to do things properly.
Sliding back to lurk mode,
Joan from sunny and warm Ontario Canada
Researching STUDD and WASS lineage in Essex (Colchester area)
From: Delia Gleave [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:45 PM
Subject: [Ess] Spell-checking emails
I don't mind people not being able to spell conventionally too much [I'm a
dyslexia assessor] but I do worry that they're not going to be able to
formulate their question correctly or perhaps misunderstand the answers.
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