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It's a pretty fundamental misunderstanding of dyslexia to blame it for these errors. Handwriting at speed I may write "claer" instead of "clear", but not slowly painting it on a road. I may not spot the error in a dense typed paragraph but not in four foot letters!

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2 minutes ago, Declan said:

It's a pretty fundamental misunderstanding of dyslexia to blame it for these errors. Handwriting at speed I may write "claer" instead of "clear", but not slowly painting it on a road. I may not spot the error in a dense typed paragraph but not in four foot letters!

Is there an error in that last bit ?

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3 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Is there an error in that last bit ?

Double negative - "I may not spot the error in a dense typed paragraph but not (not spot the error) in four foot letters!"

I think this is easily done.  The crew may be working on one letter each, perhaps from opposite sides of the word, each with a supervisor to make sure they get their own letter right.  The supervisors' supervisor wouldn't be able to see the whole word as they're all in the way, and by the time it's been spotted and senior management are brought in to hold a meeting about what to do the paint's dried and they've all gone home anyway.

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19 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Is there an error in that last bit ?

Yeah. Double negative. That  wasn't dyslexia's fault either.

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19 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Is there an error in that last bit ?

Technically not, but it reads jarringly.  A comma, semi-colon or even starting a new sentence after 'paragraph' might make it clearer.

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5 hours ago, hissingsid said:

What is really getting up my nose is the large amount of people who cannot distinguish between borders and boarders and lose and loose.....:stupid:

There, their, they're, Sid. Try not to let it upset you.

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It's only a sign of the times. People expect "autocorrect" to work on everything nowadays, and if they get spelling wrong, it's the fault of "predictive text". So, it's not there/their/they're fault.

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I'm a bit surprised how much chaf my tongue-in-cheek post created.

To my mind the classic is "license" and "licence"

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On 6/24/2020 at 11:52 AM, Max Power said:

The Facebook ads are a rich seam of spelling goofs. 

Chester draws for sale is a classic.  

This is a Manx peculiarity. It is only here I have seen it, and it is pretty common.

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1 hour ago, P.K. said:

I'm a bit surprised how much chaf my tongue-in-cheek post created.

To my mind the classic is "license" and "licence"

Or practise and practice. 

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1 hour ago, Cascarino said:

This is a Manx peculiarity. It is only here I have seen it, and it is pretty common.

No. It's definitely more widespread than that among the chavs. UK Social Security grant lists of requirements in the 80s would attest to this. A rich vein of hilarity flowed through those including many chester draws requests. 

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43 minutes ago, woolley said:

Or practise and practice. 

The way to get it right is through advice and advise

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