Typo On Site (Css-Tricks)
# July 17, 2009 at 2:43 am
This reply has been reported for inappropriate content."EpicDewd" wrote:Just saying in your top header it saysQuote:A WEB DESIGN COMMUNITY curated by Chris Coyier
Should be fixed :P
Kind of embarrassing having a typo for more then 3 days. But I don’t blame anyone :) . Typos are common in my websites :P
more embarising is you never even checked: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/curated# July 17, 2009 at 8:39 am"apostrophe" wrote:I often cringe at some of the spelling in these forums, but the thought that a native english speaker is not familiar with the word curated just boggles the mind! Is modern education really that bad?
Simply put – yes. lol Especially in England – other than Americans and their "American" English which is inflicted on the rest of the world, England’s residence are the worst speakers of English in the world lol# July 17, 2009 at 9:01 am
Irish people are supposed to have very good english – we’re a popular destination for foreign students (who tend not to speak a word of it while they’re here!) – but it’s reckoned that’s because we have a more rounded accent than the English themselves. Our own language is more closely related to French and German as well, so the syntax and pronunciations we use probably help…
Wasn’t there an American guy at some stage who decided to re-spell the contents of the english dictionary according to American pronunciations? I seem to remember it from an episode of QI.
EDIT – while we’re about it, NO IRISH PERSON EVER SAYS ‘BEGORRAH’. Thank you.# July 17, 2009 at 12:42 pm
I’m relatively happy with the level of English in Canada, though sometimes people still surprise me.
I remember in my first year of university we had to spend about three weeks on grammar. Grammar for crying out loud. It was so painful to watch all of these people struggle through a topic that was supposed to be learned in Elementary.# July 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm
This reply has been reported for inappropriate content.Quote:while we’re about it, NO IRISH PERSON EVER SAYS ‘BEGORRAH’. Thank you.
My Dad was a Dublin man. I don’t think there were many things in the world that irritated him more than stage "oirish". :DQuote:I remember in my first year of university we had to spend about three weeks on grammar.
I know Dutch people who have a better command of English grammar than most English people.
Having said that, I have no recollection of actually learning grammar in school in England (mind you it was a long, long time ago :? ). It wasn’t until I studied Spanish in Guatamala about 15 years later that I really learned what grammar is.# July 18, 2009 at 12:21 am
This reply has been reported for inappropriate content."EamonnMac" wrote:You’re in the Netherlands, your dad was Irish, you went to school in England and you learned Spainish in Guatemala. Are you sponsored by an airline?!? :D ;)
No, but I have a carbon footprint that would make a yeti look like a ballerina. :mrgreen:# July 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm"apostrophe" wrote:I often cringe at some of the spelling in these forums, but the thought that a native english speaker is not familiar with the word curated just boggles the mind! Is modern education really that bad?
Welcome to the U.S. education system. You will be served as soon as the funding gets to you.
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