[mythtv-users] OT: Where did i go wrong?!?! Capture Problem
ray at comarre.com
Wed Mar 24 10:07:43 EST 2004
At 10:27 PM 3/23/2004 -0800, Billy Macdonald wrote:
>I have to ask. You used various spellings for "you" and "your" in the
> hue, yew, yore, yore, hew, ewe.
>Why? I thought it was funny since when I read the original there were a bunch
>of 1's and 2's in there that made it hard for me to read but I was wonder if
>you were thinking the same thing. Or do you just know how to spell every
>word in you message except those :)
I thought my motive was fairly obvious. But since you ask ...
I find it disconcerting when people post to mailing lists using
non-standard grammar, syntax, spelling, and punctuation. (I don't mean the
honest errors made by non-native speakers, or the occasional accidental
typo ...just the IRC-like gibberish created by people who want to sound
My approach in this reply seemed like a harmless way to illustrate the
problem, one that was a bit humorous but should not interfere with readers
understanding my substantive response.
BTW, usually I just ignore any messages that I find too hard to read,
whether it be IRCish jabberwocky, html, or just bad formatting. But I
noticed that this guy had posted four times without getting any replies, so
I decided to stretch a point.
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