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« Reply #80 on: February 19, 2019, 06:15:59 PM »
"Have a goot day"

Down here in the south you hear that a lot  ???

Also a text message where a woman was wondering if she had "Die of beatys".

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« Reply #81 on: February 19, 2019, 06:23:25 PM »
So when one does have it mastered they tend to take pride in it. Myself included. This younger breed though..? They couldnít care less, so long as they get their point across.

Look, it can't be a discussion if we keep agreeing ..... but - yet again - I AGREE !!!

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« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2019, 06:32:16 PM »
"Have a goot day"

Down here in the south you hear that a lot  ???

Also a text message where a woman was wondering if she had "Die of beatys".

*Ahem* I believe she meant "Diabeetus"
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Re: Spelling.
« Reply #83 on: February 19, 2019, 06:39:13 PM »
"Have a goot day"

Down here in the south you hear that a lot  ???

Also a text message where a woman was wondering if she had "Die of beatys".

With the exception of 6 months when I was a baby, I have lived in the south my entire life. I have yet to hear good pronounced "goot".
As for medical terms,  they are quite commonly mispronounced and misunderstood without a background and / or understanding of etymology or Latin. I never fault anyone for that...it is easy to understand.
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« Reply #84 on: February 19, 2019, 06:49:33 PM »
"Have a goot day"

Down here in the south you hear that a lot  ???

Also a text message where a woman was wondering if she had "Die of beatys".

With the exception of 6 months when I was a baby, I have lived in the south my entire life. I have yet to hear good pronounced "goot".
As for medical terms,  they are quite commonly mispronounced and misunderstood without a background and / or understanding of etymology or Latin. I never fault anyone for that...it is easy to understand.
Good point. A lot of technical terminology, and even everyday words have Greek, and Latin import. So a working knowledge of those two languages is really a must, if one is going to pursue the higher sciences.
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« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2019, 07:00:29 PM »
So when one does have it mastered they tend to take pride in it. Myself included. This younger breed though..? They couldnít care less, so long as they get their point across.

Look, it can't be a discussion if we keep agreeing ..... but - yet again - I AGREE !!!

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Re: Spelling.
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2019, 07:44:03 PM »
Oh I got a good one.
When Grand Daughter #2 was in the 1st grade she was so proud they started learning to spell she wanted to demonstrate for me on a visit here.
"Grand-pa I can spell Phone, F-O-N.. phone"
I smiled and said " Oh sweetie, that is close but phone is spelled P-H-O-N-E"
 "NO!" she said, "F-O-N"
I started to explaine the "PH" makes and "F" sound and the "E" is silent  when my daughter (her mother) who works at the school chimed in and said "Dad, she is right, that is what we are teaching them. They are to sound it out phonetically and use the letters that make that sound."
"What, but that is wrong!" I replied.
She then informed me once they learn that THEN they will start teaching them the actual spelling next year....
 I just shook my head and mumbled something about "common core math".

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« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2019, 09:16:28 PM »
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Re: Spelling.
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2019, 09:31:13 PM »
Oh I got a good one.
When Grand Daughter #2 was in the 1st grade she was so proud they started learning to spell she wanted to demonstrate for me on a visit here.
"Grand-pa I can spell Phone, F-O-N.. phone"
I smiled and said " Oh sweetie, that is close but phone is spelled P-H-O-N-E"
 "NO!" she said, "F-O-N"
I started to explaine the "PH" makes and "F" sound and the "E" is silent  when my daughter (her mother) who works at the school chimed in and said "Dad, she is right, that is what we are teaching them. They are to sound it out phonetically and use the letters that make that sound."
"What, but that is wrong!" I replied.
She then informed me once they learn that THEN they will start teaching them the actual spelling next year....
 I just shook my head and mumbled something about "core math".



I will grant that there are better ways to teach things than the ways we were all taught years ago.  However, teaching children to do something one way, particularly when that way leads them to incorrect results, only to shortly thereafter teach them to do that same thing a completely different way, which leads them to different results, makes no sense to me at all.
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