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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    I am crestfallen to see that the word assosiation game
    has been usurped by this abomination and I for one refuse to take part in it.
    This sort of willy-nilly rewriting of history is just the type of
    crazy uber-PC rubbish I felt was the province of other less enlightened
    sites, I am ashamed of you all!
    Awwww! You had an early date on the pool huh?


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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweep View Post
    Another for Laura.

    Custom title has been changed to suit.
    I feel greatly honoured, Sweep, that my mumble has had such an effect.

    (But I still worry about Graham - wondering how/why we scared him away after his years of opinions?)
    Last edited by Laura; 28-05-2010 at 02:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    I am crestfallen to see that the word assosiation game
    has been usurped by this abomination and I for one refuse to take part in it.
    This sort of willy-nilly rewriting of history is just the type of
    crazy uber-PC rubbish I felt was the province of other less enlightened
    sites, I am ashamed of you all!
    The history bits of my brain agree with you.
    The spelling bits don't.
    And as if that's not enough of a problem to tear a pedant apart, now you're talking "Exit thread."

    Oh, the guilt you force upon some of us who are innocently happy with the change!

    Have you no shame?

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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    I suppose bowdlerising has a long tradition. The whole site runs under the PCWorld banner, so adjusting everything to a lower standard over time is assisting in overall corporate uniformity; an essential goal in these difficult times.
    Why not let the written word - printed or on-line - get the blandness of a McBurger? We don't welcome variety in Semolina, it should not happen here either.
    Perhaps we should insist that all posts come from a fount of Fairfax generated snippets rather like Hallmark cards; users select a post, pay a small fee, and send it on. No risk of spelling mistakes, and Fairfax could append a cheery but reassuring note from Nortons at the foot of each message. Occasional messages from the political party in power and selected real estate agents could raise the tone of the whole site.
    Random misspellings have no more place in the modern corporate world than original or intelligent discussion. It is high time we took steps such as this to enforce standards of blandness and absolute uniformity, consultants must be brought in at once. The only variation to be permitted is in the peeling corners and flashing banners in order to keep faith with the advertisers and their shareholders, we also owe this to our children who must be protected from any deviation from the approved path.

    May I humbly suggest a suitable acronym for this delightful prospect?

    Let Us Correct Assosiation Spelling.

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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura View Post
    I feel greatly honoured, Sweep, that my mumble has had such an effect.

    (But I still worry about Graham - wondering how/why we scared him away after his years of opinions?)
    I hope Graham is OK too.

    And your mumble forced me to come out of the closet and openly admit to being pedantic.

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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura View Post
    Have you no shame?
    I do, but not about my stand on this vital issue.

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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    Regarding Graham L. Was he a train driver?

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    Default Re: Can a moderator correct the spelling of Word Asso[s]iation game ?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobM View Post
    Regarding Graham L. Was he a train driver?
    Don't think so. He was our resident hard core Linux geek extraordinaire.

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