Re: Is phonetic spelling leading us astray?

Subject: Re: Is phonetic spelling leading us astray?
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 1994 23:18:55 -0700

Bonni J. Graham said:
> Interesting. In thinking about it, I wonder if it's phonetic spelling at
> the root, or if it's the prevalence of word processing programs and
> spellcheckers. It's awfully easy to hit a key twice or to hold it down
> just a little too long. Proofreading anymore seems to be restricted to
> running the document through a spellchecker, and there's no spellchecker
> (unless it's paired with a grammar checker -- and yes, I know that I'm not
> being consistent in my spacing between spellchecker and grammar checker)
> that will catch "loose" as a misspelling, since it's not. I suspect that
> has a lot more to do with it.

I think perhaps it's phonetic. I mostly see this on the net, and it
drives me nuts. Most people don't use spell/grammar checkers w/ their

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

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