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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 8 Oct, 2003 01:28 am
Walter, (place for smilie emoticon).

My ex husband/still friend used to write scripts, sometimes in several versions. We read and reread them, seemingly endlessly, and so did some other people. We were constantly finding new typos. And then there were revisions, and more typos.
Infinity of typos, no matter the care.

I talked with a museum PR office recently, and the person there said they had print reviewed by six people and typos still got through.
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Wed 8 Oct, 2003 01:34 am
I do try appreciate posts with no grammar or punctuation, but it's hard when there are no breaks in the text, and it all runs together into one long sentance.

I've been working for 7 years since leaving university. 5 years were with chartered accountancy practices, and 2 years with an engineering company. I think that's where this aversion to bad grammar & punctuation has come from. I'd have got a roasting from my managers if my letters to our clients had been badly written. The habit has stuck. I'll apologise to any dyslexics or people with reading problems, but anyone who is simply too lazy to write properly gets no sympathy.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 8 Oct, 2003 01:36 am
Yesterday I saw a letter from an agency, which helps writing letters of application etc (especially for jobless people, to enforce their chances).
"letter" (= the equivalent in German) written "lertter" in capitals, 24 pt., bold, underlined and sent some 5.000 times .....
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Grand Duke
 
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Reply Wed 8 Oct, 2003 01:42 am
When working at the accountants I sent a mail-merged letter out to 1800 clients about their tax payments, and the heading of the letter (only 12pt, but bold and underlined) was "2nd Installment of Self-Assesment Tax"

Guess who didn't know that the spellchecker in Word doesn't work on headings! They nearly sacked me as I'd been late that morning for the 3rd day in a row...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 8 Oct, 2003 01:51 am
chihuahua! (an exclamation in western us/mexico)
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Vivien
 
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2003 12:26 pm
love them -want MORE!
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whatis1029
 
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2003 04:25 pm
As with many things there's a time and a place for them. Smile
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husker
 
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Reply Wed 29 Oct, 2003 05:06 pm
wonderful Twisted Evil Laughing
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