Nit picking corrections

Hey, so some people mistype, some mispell, some get names wrong, o my god , isnt that terrible.

Thankfully we have some people who love to point these things out,I guess it makes them feel clever. Lets focus on whats important

Speed V perfection, speed wins majority of the time, and if that means there are some errors that dont really affect the understanding of the content, then why the hell do people feel the need to nit pick, who cares there are some mistakes, its the actual meaning of the content thats important, this place isnt an English language degree, its not a historical reference place, its a social/business site where most of us have many other things to do in our days, so spending extra minutes checking each post and facts incase a handful of nitpickers want to pull us up on it, jeez get a life .

Im typing this while Im smiling, its not made me angry, more incredulous.

PS Ive purposefully not put apostophes in this post just to annoy ;-)

Phillip Khan-Panni

PKP

Spell chequer

Their halve bin sum signs of loon a sea When cheques ah made on my pea see. Eye rote an ah tickle two day And parsed it threw the usual weigh; Eye made a foe pa in the tight till, A miss steak that may bee sew vie till; Eye tolled the storey ewe mite sea Of Polly ticks and miss terry; The pay purse at the rail weigh stay shun Ah calling four sum err gent act shun. The bill (ding) how zing par leer meant Is ware yore lettuce should bee scent, But pea pull may pre-fur two bee Sigh lent oar in ha! money. The chequer soar this poem two And parsed it threw awl rite four ewe.

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Eddington Pindura

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I like your post :-)

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Daniel Roberts

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The size of the picks reflects the size of the minds.

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Gordon Wheaton

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Good blog Mike and good point. Don't nitpick Regards Gordon

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Stella Holman "The Connector"

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Personally, I only advise if the title is mis-spelt !

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Stuart Harris

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Back to the future

This thread is just like the old days

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Jane Hatton

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William, you ask why a factually incorrect blog would be corrected in public - it's to be helpful to all the readers of the blog, not just the person who wrote the incorrect blog. If I had just contacted the author, other readers might still believe his "facts" to be true. Someone corrected Derek on his statement about biplanes in public - no-one has commented on that. And Derek responded respectfully, thanking the person for the information. Double standards? I understand Derek is a long standing and well-liked member of ecademy and I'm a relative newbie - are the rules different for newbies? Seems an odd way of welcoming someone to the site!

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RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

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There, you see, a nothing "blog" became an Ecademy sensation!

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James Coakes

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Google takes quality into account when it makes an assessment of a website. Do you want Ecademy to be low or high quality, Mike?

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Simon Raybould

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Okay, I'm more (much more) likely to make a typo or a mistake in my spelling of things and I'm generally with you in your choice of defence (namely "the know what I mean") but there's a difference between making a trivial-mistake-in-process and simply having your facts wrong! I'm not a great fan of NLP (part of it is made up, part of it is free stuff repackaged to make money) but there is one bit (at least) that I like: the meaning of a message is the response it gets. If you annoy people with incorrect spellings, use of English and facts which are, as they say, school-boy errors, the message you're giving isn't the one you might think you are or intend to. All other things being equal, am I going to buy something of someone who can't write and who's is rude?

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John Paul

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Martin, this is becoming an epidemic.

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Martin Dewhurst

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Zakari Stuarte. Imagine reaching your last day on earth, the doctor comes to say you just have a few hours left. Can you imagine how the priorities would shift?

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Stuart Harris

stuartharris-72577

Life is too short

Isn't it.

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John Paul

johnpaul-94865

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Nit Pickin' is a double-edged sword. It's true that the main message is contained within the overall text but it's also true that details matter. If you overlook details, people with an eye for detail pick it up - being oblivious to details whilst propounding 'big picture' thinking is a bit of a contradiction. Anyone with a big picture already knows the detail. But your sentiment is good, so perhaps that's a free pass.

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Martin Dewhurst

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Thank You Derek :-)

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Martin Dewhurst

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Neutrality

The very best response to nitpicking is ... Thank You. Delivered out of genuine appreciation of every persons right to their POV. If we come from reaction instead, then this is usually about making the other person wrong in order to be right. From a place of neutrality, which is the toughest place to stand, there are no victors in the win/lose or lose/win paradigm, only egoic triumphs. Our greater endeavours therefore are the moments when we find neutrality and enter that rare place beyond judgements. Aiming for this higher ground doesn't make us better, it just enables us to see that we're all in this together, we're all capable of error, we're all capable of learning through our interactions. If anyone here ever catches me 'reacting' rather than responding neutrally, call me on it, wake me up, kick me, help me to reach that state of mind where I'm capable of saying genuinely ... Thank You. In such rare moments we all win, cos we transcended our need to be right and got into our greater potential of being accepting of others, and focused on cleaning up our own consciousness.

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Andrew Horder

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Is it hair splitting to correct an incorrect name, or a wrong historical fact? I think not - leaving such errors unchallenged allows them to gain currency: "I'm sure I read somewhere it was that Emily Pankhurst woman who threw herself under Red Rum" But it very much depends on the purpose and the manner of the correction - and sometimes the manner gives a clue as to the purpose, sometimes not. A list of corrections delivered with a rather condescending tone and followed up with "But apart from that, I'm sure your post made perfect sense ....." might lead one to believe that the purpose was to belittle the writer. That might or might not be correct, but we all need to be aware of the impression we give - assuming that matters to us, of course. As with anything, there are ways to express ourselves that add to a discussion, and ways that don't. Those who love to score points will behave one way; those who seek to increase their understanding of a topic will behave differently. I generally find the best way to deal with nit-pickers is to (1) verify their nit-picking - just because they think you're an idiot who needs to be shown up doesn't mean they are not ;), and (2) thank them for the correction and provide a link to to verification source [but that last bit's just the closet archivist in me].

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Mike Bailey

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On a more serious note, I do think, genuinely, I do think that sometimes this sort of Dutch hair splitting can stop some people from posting, I mean I'm a big hard bastard (well one out of three isn't bad) , I can take if even if I have to phone up me Mum first and spill the beans, but others may think ' you know what, it's not worth my while' . Let's focus on the meaning and value, apostrophes are so over rated, here endeth my sermon.

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Lyndon Wood

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By Design not Accidental that's how I live my life, on purpose with purpose :) L

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Ben Wilson

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I type badly and hate checking what I have written...this means there are always typo's. It annoys so many people. But reading many news websites these days it is not just me who makes these mistakes.

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Robert Turner

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"PS Ive purposefully not put apostophes in this post just to annoy" It worked! Are the typo's deliberate too? Because wow, they do the job too.

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Martin Dewhurst

martin-dewhurst-30038

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The Eskimos' Hundred Words for Snow by Phil James tlapa powder snow tlacringit snow that is crusted on the surface kayi drifting snow tlapat still snow klin remembered snow naklin forgotten snow tlamo snow that falls in large wet flakes tlatim snow that falls in small flakes tlaslo snow that falls slowly tlapinti snow that falls quickly kripya snow that has melted and refrozen tliyel snow that has been marked by wolves tliyelin snow that has been marked by Eskimos blotla blowing snow pactla snow that has been packed down hiryla snow in beards wa-ter melted snow tlayinq snow mixed with mud quinaya snow mixed with Husky shit quinyaya snow mixed with the shit of a lead dog slimtla snow that is crusted on top but soft underneath kriplyana snow that looks blue in the early morning puntla a mouthful of snow because you fibbed allatla baked snow fritla fried snow gristla deep fried snow MacTla snow burgers jatla snow between your fingers or toes, or in groin-folds dinliltla little balls of snow that cling to Husky fur sulitlana green snow mentlana pink snow tidtla snow used for cleaning ertla snow used by Eskimo teenagers for exquisite erotic rituals kriyantli snow bricks hahatla small packages of snow given as gag gifts semtla partially melted snow ontla snow on objects intla snow that has drifted indoors shlim slush warintla snow used to make Eskimo daiquiris mextla snow used to make Eskimo Margaritas penstla the idea of snow mortla snow mounded on dead bodies ylaipi tomorrow's snow nylaipin the snows of yesteryear ("neiges d'antan") pritla our children's snow nootlin snow that doesn't stick rotlana quickly accumulating snow skriniya snow that never reaches the ground bluwid snow that's shaken down from objects in the wind tlanid snow that's shaken down and then mixes with sky-falling snow ever-tla a spirit made from mashed fermented snow, popular among Eskimo men talini snow angels priyakli snow that looks like it's falling upward chiup snow that makes halos blontla snow that's shaken off in the mudroom tlalman snow sold to German tourists tlalam snow sold to American tourists tlanip snow sold to Japanese tourists protla snow packed around caribou meat attla snow that as it falls seems to create nice pictures in the air sotla snow sparkling with sunlight tlun snow sparkling with moonlight astrila snow sparkling with starlight clim snow sparkling with flashlight or headlight tlapi summer snow krikaya snow mixed with breath ashtla expected snow that's wagered on (depth, size of flakes) huantla special snow rolled into "snow reefers" and smoked by wild Eskimo youth tla-na-na snow mixed with the sound of old rock and roll from a portable radio depptla a small snowball, preserved in Lucite, that had been handled by Johnny Depp trinkyi first snow of the year tronkyin last snow of the year shiya snow at dawn katiyana night snow tlinro snow vapor nyik snow with flakes of widely varying size ragnitla two snowfalls at once, creating moire patterns akitla snow falling on water privtla snow melting in the spring rain chahatlin snow that makes a sizzling sound as it falls on water hootlin snow that makes a hissing sound as the individual flakes brush geltla snow dollars briktla good building snow striktla snow that's no good for building erolinyat snow drifts containing the imprint of crazy lovers chachat swirling snow that drives you nuts krotla snow that blinds you tlarin snow that can be sculpted into the delicate corsages Eskimo girls pin to their whale parkas at prom time motla snow in the mouth sotla snow in the south maxtla snow that hides the whole village tlayopi snow drifts you fall into and die truyi avalanche of snow tlapripta snow that burns your scalp and eyelids carpitla snow glazed with ice tla ordinary snow

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RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

cvsage-38854

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I agree, Mike. I only "correct" people when I want to annoy them.

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Stuart Harris

stuartharris-72577

An alternative image for nit pickers

After more than a decade in the Netherlands I developed a taste for earthy Dutch expressions. So whenever I hear "nit picker", my mind brings up the image of "mierenneuker" (pronoounced approximately MEARenNOAker). Look it up and I bet you'll never think of nit-pickers the same way again.

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Derek Sorensen

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If you are referring to the Christian God, then His name is always spelled with a capital G. Always put a single space after a comma. Strictly it's two after a full stop, but double spaces render as a single space on the web. No space should appear before a comma or full stop. It's not usual to put a comma before "and" other than in some specific circumstances. (I do this all the time, mind you, not always correctly.) It's isn't, not isnt. If it's it is it's it's, otherwise it's its. (Your note about apostrophes notwithstanding.) Incidentally, you are a better man than me if you can write a piece of that length without using apostrophes; I would have to go through it at the end and take them out. I type them automatically. In case is two words, not one. Regards, Derek, duty nit-picker for Thursdays.

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Andreas Wiedow

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Ok, you're classified now, please proceed to Mrs. Deubel, Classroom A3 for Advanced English Trainees :-)

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