You're doing yeoman's work here, sir.
This is a discussion on A couple resources for bad spellers and dyslexics within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Hey all! After struggling to read a couple posts due to run on sentences, spelling, etc, I decided to post a couple little tricks I ...
After struggling to read a couple posts due to run on sentences, spelling, etc, I decided to post a couple little tricks I use to try make sure my posts are understandable even though I don't type well, and am a touch dyslexic.
My first line of defense against atrocious spelling is a little editor for Windows called tinyspell: TinySpell - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
For Linux I use Firefox with: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9207
And finally, a tip: Sometimes I'll open my word processor (mine happens to be Open Office. You could just as easily use Word) and type my post there. This will highlight spelling, some run on sentences and makes me slow down and review.
None of this will help much with grammar, but it will at least help enough to clean up a post a bit, so it won't get ignored.
"Don't Tread on Me"
You're doing yeoman's work here, sir.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
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(Sorry guys. Slow morning.)
"Don't follow leaders, watch the parkin' meters"
y, is my stff dat bad to wead dat u wood poset dis.
"My Spell Checker Works Grate!
Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea.
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write;
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid,
It nose bee fore two long,
And eye can put the error rite;
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it;
I am shore your pleased two no.
Its letter perfect awl the weigh;
My chequer tolled me sew."
I'm just one root in a grassroots organization. No one should assume that I speak for the VCDL.
I am neither an attorney-at-law nor I do play one on television or on the internet. No one should assumes my opinion is legal advice.
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
Nice post! And never forget the dyslexic preacher, that gave a sermon on "Is There Really a Dog"
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Hey, huked on fonics wrks 4 me. Seriously though I too frequently write out my posts in Word before posting them, my spelling is bad enough it evens confuses Word sometimes.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
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He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
I second the Firefox add-on. It works great! Windows or Linux!
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”
Patrick HenryOriginally Posted by UnklFungus
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ieSpell - Spell Checker add-on for Internet Explorer