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  1. #1
    sursuciofla
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    Has Apple corrupted your writing skills?
    Have you ever found yourself subconsciously using the lower case i when really you mean to put the upper case I? I have noticed it a lot when I type and I think it is the "i" craze from Apple that does it to me.

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    i do this frequently

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    i don't blame apple for my laziness :p , but rather programs that automatically correct this for me when i type.

    obviously there isn't on on this workstation^^
    From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!

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    I think its just quicker.. nothing to do with apple or their iProducts

  5. #5
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    I don't find myself doing it too often. In fact I find that I use the shift key too much and end up with words like THis.

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    i have found that the internet as a whole...especially chat clients have greatly affected my spelling abilities. there was a time where i had a great vocabulary & spelling and grammar and such, but those times have gone down the crapper with the amount of extremely informal writing i do nowadays on the internet. my biggest problem is the use of elipses (sp) (aka. "...") in place of commas and periods making me more prone to sentence fragments and incomplete thoughts

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    I think Im going to eat a chicken in coach_z's name tonight.

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    let's sacrifice a mod!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach_z
    greatly affected my spelling abilities. there was a time where i had a great vocabulary & spelling and grammar
    Ha ha thatís true! I'm dyslexic neye: and there was once a time when if i (ha ha i not I.......see what I did there) was writing an essay on my computer in word I wouldn't just click aimlessly on the 1st word in the spell chequer (sorry.... I had to) list. I actually really thought and tried to learn from my mistakes. I found that even after a few essays and even being dyslexic that my spelling greatly improved. Unfortunately this died a quick death as I just lost the will to make the effort. As for my vocabulary, well thatís just been pretty crummy all along. I don't blame the computer I just blame the laziness of mankind. But then hey, I really can't be bothered changing anything..... (how ironic! This post is just full of them!)

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    Also whilst were on the subject does anyone else get how and who mixed up like all the time?

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    I will blame chat clients and unix.
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    I blame not paying attention in english when it was being taught in school...

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    I actually think that Apple has improved my english spelling:

    Since I rarely write english in everyday use (living in Germany), one of the few places I do is in emails and on message boards (like this one).
    Since both Mail & Safari automatically underline incorrect spellings, I find myself paying attention more to the way I spell things.

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    I blame the parents...

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    ... and I blame America. Seriously, thanks to America nobody can spell properly.

    I usually use the lower case i when sending a sms, but that's more laziness of not wanting to push an extra button to make a capital letter on my mobile.

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