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Re: I told you it was ok Dave.

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And you know you just illustrated my point, right?
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

FTM TLA in this CDP.

I am LOL.

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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

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FTM TLA in this CDP.

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Re: I told you it was ok Dave.

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Yeah, it's me any my copy of "The American Heritage Book of English Usage" along with Clyde and "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation."
I think you mean "and".
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

lol an example of spell check being evil
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

I am so proud..

I have only seen the word congratulations spelled wrong (by accident ) here on CD only one time since I started this thread.

w00t to starting threads on CD, raising awareness, and changing the culture for the better!!!
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

First of all, if you're defining a php variable, you need a dollar sign:

$ROTFLMAO = "Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud";

And, what this whole discussion have to do with gramm<u>a</u>r? If you're talking about how things are <i>spelled</i>, then this isn't an issue of gramm<u>a</u>r!

Now I'm pretty sure I haven't made any spelling <i>or</i> grammer mistakes in this post...
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

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First of all, if you're defining a php variable, you need a dollar sign:

$ROTFLMAO = "Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud";

And, what this whole discussion have to do with gramm<u>a</u>r? If you're talking about how things are <i>spelled</i>, then this isn't an issue of gramm<u>a</u>r!

Now I'm pretty sure I haven't made any spelling <i>or</i> grammer mistakes in this post...
Coding is another issue :-)

Instead of using < and > (HTML) use brackets instead (like below but without spaces
[ u ]Underline[ /u ], [ b ]Bold[ /b ], [ i ]italic[ /i ], etc.

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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

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Coding is another issue :-)

Instead of using < and > (HTML) use brackets instead (like below but without spaces
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

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First of all, if you're defining a php variable, you need a dollar sign:

$ROTFLMAO = "Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud";
Although that's acceptable code, it's inefficient. The quotations cause PHP to check the string for the presence of variables, where as with apostrophes PHP just outputs the text directly. That is why
Code:
$bad = '(Butt)';
$ROTFLMAO = 'Rolling On The Floor Laughing My $bad Off';
echo $ROTFLMAO;
Will show Rolling On The Floor Laughing My $bad Off

You could however, do
Code:
$bad = '(Butt)';
$ROTFLMAO = 'Rolling On The Floor Laughing My '.$bad.' Off';
Code:
echo $ROTFLMAO;
Which would show Rolling On The Floor Laughing My (Butt) Off

Where
Code:
$bad = '(Butt)';
$ROTFLMAO = "Rolling On The Floor Laughing My $bad Off";
echo $ROTFLMAO;
Will show Rolling On The Floor Laughing My (Butt) Off

My bad if I steered us horribly off topic
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

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"FIRST" is not a verb (yet - give us time, and we will see what happens).
it should be: Walking into a HS with no FIRST team, dlavery declares, "lets FIRST this place!"

FIRST'D: past tense. Teacher: Billy, whats gotten into you? You were such a slacker, and now you are a top notch student!"

Billy: I got FIRST'D!
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

Im not really good at spelling, so i usually break up the words and try to go from there. so like congratualations, i would automatically think of the word "congrats" then "ulations". so then when i look back on spelling congratulations with a "d" instead of a "t" it would sound and look funny.

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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

I was so disappointed this weekend. I walked into the Naval Academy restaurant near the hockey rink at the Annapolis regional and was amused/saddened.

On the 3rd day since I had to stand in a long line to get food I saw a huge banner hanging in the middle of the restaurant, and Congratulations was spelled with a D. It was Congratulating a General or an Admiral on an accomplishment of some kind.

I was gonna say something to someone but I don't think it's wise to question Naval officers with weapons on their belts. lol
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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

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- And my all-time favorite: "Nuclear" is pronounced "nu kli Er." It is NOT pronounced "nu kU ler." When you use this pronunciation, no matter how smart you may actually be, you sound like an illiterate dolt (are you listening, Mr. Bush?).
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I have to say, this thread is cracking me up. Especially the above post by Dave, because I am a HUGE offender. I tend to take the position, however, that since I worked for 8.5 years on Naval nuclear propulsion plants, I can say it any way I please. There are many words in the English language that acquire regional pronunciations: wash vs. warsh, roof vs. ruff, car vs. cah, to name just a few. For some reason nuclear seems to draw the most criticism. One could argue that the dictionary only offers one pronunciation option for nuclear (actually there's two, but the alternate isn't germane), but the same argument is true for the other examples I presented. Believe it or not, different parts of the country pronounce different words differently (my redundant statement of the obvious). Without exaggerating, it has been my experience that the people that tend to get the most upset about how certain words are pronounced hail from the part of the country where eating "mahs bahs" in their "cah" is perfectly acceptable. In my younger Navy years, while stationed in Connecticut, some locals actually wanted to FIGHT because I said "Hey! How are y'all doin?" Response: "Y'all? Y'all? Where the <bleeeepin> <bleep> <bleep> are you from?" It STILL blows my mind!

So a polite request: Please don't criticize pronunciations that are regionally derived.

Now the issue of spelling/grammar/punctuation is a different matter. It would be nice if we all spent a little time to organize our thoughts before we post and present them in a legible manner. Sometimes I read a post and have absolutely no idea what the poster is trying to say. If you are going to take the time to express an idea by posting, then at least take the time to consider what it looks like to someone else who is reading it!

Chatspeak/abbreviations/LOLs/etc. I'm not sure, but I presume all of these little acronyms came about during the not so distant past when bandwidth and storage was fairly costly. I remember my first e-mail account I ever had charged by the kilobyte! The same thing was true for Usenet groups (the original forums). Thus people adopted shortcuts to save money. Through the years these habits have carried on and been expanded, even though gigabyte storage is cheap and nearly everyone has access to broadband internet. So while the "chatisms" are no longer necessary, they are understandable.

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Re: Congratulations is spelled with a "T" and not a "D"!!

I thought this was an engineering forum.

Why are y'all so worried about grammar, spelling and such!

It's all about the math!

(just be sure to spell your equations correctly - K?)
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