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    This hiker who was rescued near Vail did a few things right and a few things wrong. He's lucky he was found. Make sure to read the final line of this article...

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    I noticed they said he was "loosing circulation in his feet". I suppose in fifty years that will be the accepted way to spell "losing" at the rate we're going.

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    You might think that with all the stuff they taught him on TV, they would have mentioned to stay away from cotton clothing.

    It did seem the guy did some things right though to survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Appalachian Tater View Post
    I noticed they said he was "loosing circulation in his feet". I suppose in fifty years that will be the accepted way to spell "losing" at the rate we're going.
    Heck, "chaffing" is already the accepted way to spell chafing, at least here on WB.

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    Come on guys, hard for spell checkers to pick up on words that aren't spelled wrong.

    (I just checked chaffing is a real word, by the way. The Google toolbar spell checker doesn't mark it as misspelled.)

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    "Chaffing" and "chafing" are different words. "Chaffing" means to make fun of in a nice way. "Chafing" has the same meaning as rubbing.
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    I dont' have the Google toolbar spell checker, but Google itself politely corrects my spelling all the time. What aggravates me is having to use quotes when it thinks it knows what I meant but is wrong! Google itself does correct "chaffing". It also says there are almost 200 incidents of the word on WhiteBlaze: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...et&btnG=Search

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    Yes I know, but not everyone is an English major.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dixicritter View Post
    Come on guys, hard for spell checkers to pick up on words that aren't spelled wrong.

    (I just checked chaffing is a real word, by the way. The Google toolbar spell checker doesn't mark it as misspelled.)
    I don't think it's just a matter of knowing how to spell. "Chaffing" just looks wrong. A word w/those 2 "f"'s would be pronounced "chaff ing", which rhymes with "laughing". Do the ppl who mis-spell it also pronounce it like that?

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    That is the way you pronounce it. I wonder how the people who write "loose" instead of "lose" and "looser" instead of "loser" pronounce the words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appalachian Tater View Post
    That is the way you pronounce it. I wonder how the people who write "loose" instead of "lose" and "looser" instead of "loser" pronounce the words.
    Wait, what? They pronounce "chaffing" like it rhymes with "laughing"?? I've never, ever heard it said this way.

    "Chafing" roughly rhymes with "chasing". Um, at least in my part of the world...

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    The spelling of words changes contantly over time. I certainly don't see it as something to get worked-up about. FWIW, abbreviations like "FWIW" are having a much more damning effect on the english language; JMO. Oh, and the lack of proper punctuation like not using a capital "E" when spelling english.

    But, I guess if he would have had a pocket dictionary he would have had some great tinder material to help build a fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    The spelling of words changes contantly over time. I certainly don't see it as something to get worked-up about. FWIW, abbreviations like "FWIW" are having a much more damning effect on the english language; JMO. Oh, and the lack of proper punctuation like not using a capital "E" when spelling english.

    But, I guess if he would have had a pocket dictionary he would have had some great tinder material to help build a fire.
    I don't have a problem with spelling changing, I find it interesting. But a network news source shouldn't be leading the way. Neither should the White House--a couple of weeks ago there was an "it's" instead of an "its" on the homepage of www.whitehouse.gov but I see it has been corrected now.
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    Yep, that's a lousy editor!
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    I would hate that someone reading this post who can't spell very good would stop posting at all because of this thread and because them being made fun of. I myself can't spell very good but I won't let that bother me but some might. For the most part a spell like it sounds and all to often it maybe wrong. So why dont we just drop the spelling class and look at the real part of this post.
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    Default Worse than a virus

    Pray that Mathiewski never runs one of his e-mails through Google spell checker.

    It would probably bring the entire internet crashing down!
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    ef u speld lak id sownz id wud lug lik thiz

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    Default sei capace di leggere questo?

    Can you raed tihs?
    i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was
    rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a
    rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr
    the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit
    and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses
    and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the
    huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a
    wlohe. Azanmig huh?
    yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!


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    Talk about thread drift. An SAR story becomes a treatise on the proper use of English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    Talk about thread drift. An SAR story becomes a treatise on the proper use of English.

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    It ain't good...
    I'm betting no one wanted to say the guy really should've just come to WhiteBlaze.net to get his advice instead of relying completely on those TV survival shows...

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