accomodation

Sep 15th, 2005, 04:17 AM
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accomodation

Does anyone know of a good bed and breafast in Dam Square, cannot seem to get any vacancies around 22 Octboer!!
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Sep 15th, 2005, 04:23 AM
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It's spelt "accommodation" and you should put "Amsterdam" in the title.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 04:38 AM
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I don't know of any B+Bs right on Dam Square. There are several hotels.

You might try looking at www.channels.nl for lists of accommodations and user reviews.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 04:42 AM
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Who cares how it's spelled!!! I'm so sick of people who feel they have to correct others, we can't all be perfect in every way.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 04:54 AM
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Spelling does matter. Try using Google or any other search facility. A search for "accommodation amsterdam" brings over 4 million possible sites; a search for "akomodation amsterdam" brings just one answer, and if Amsterdam is spelt wrongly as well, Google finds nothing.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 05:17 AM
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Of course you speak the truth Geoff, but as I said, I don't think it is our place to correct someone on their spelling. I'm pretty sure there are many things you are not good at and I'm sure you would not care to be reminded about it in public... this is a public place. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we looked for nice things to say instead of drawing attention to other people's faults.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 05:46 AM
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Geoff, don't forget that for many people here (including me) English is not our first language so ..our google searches are not in English
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Sep 15th, 2005, 06:13 AM
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No one said we have to be perfect, but could we at least agree that correct spelling is better than incorrect spelling? 'Better' because
it is essential to searches here,at other English-speaking websites, or at Google if you want English sites?

I don't get away without misspellings or typos myself, but find no offense in being corrected if I don't catch it myself.

I think we can each define for ourselves what 'our place' is. I don't bother correcting typos or misspelligs myself unless I can't understand what is meant, but I don't require that everyone thinks or does as I do. Looking for nice things to say is sweet, but I don't care to have others here say what 'our' place is. To my mind, and I speak only for myself, that's more irritating than a
spelling correction, which just goes to show that we don't all think alike.
Vive la difference.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 06:16 AM
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pefect example,
that should have been
'misspellings'.
So much for ignoring Preview My Reply.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 06:43 AM
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Yes Elaine we can agree that correct spelling is better than incorrect spelling, there was no question about that. We will never all agree on this but I do feel that it is never my place to correct someone unless they ask me to. I was taught that that is good manners. Maybe you were taught otherwise, but whatever, it's certainly not worth arguing about.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 06:49 AM
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Elaine--"Perfect." ;-)
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Sep 15th, 2005, 06:49 AM
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The spelling mistake = absolutely no big deal

The one-word subject header that doesn't include the destination = mistake worth mentioning

That is all.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 06:50 AM
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It is a shame there is no Edit button for one's posts, but no doubt that would turn into a WMD...
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Sep 15th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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Mischka, I was taught good manners myself.
I was also taught to be helpful. With one-word titles here, plus misspellings, one is more likely to have much trouble finding information on the internet, and most especially on this message board where the Search function is finicky even if posting have correct spelling and the planets are in alignment.
I see this forum as providing information where it is lacking, and correcting innaccuracies, all the time, including my own. Every correction, every bit of information, adds up to a better information base, and to better future travel. I think if we are going to ask strangers for help, we can expect that they will offer help on their own terms.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 08:06 AM
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simma, almost forgot about you.


here's another website

www.bnbgallery.com
I haven't stayed there

for more

www.bedandbreakfast.com
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Sep 15th, 2005, 08:14 AM
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I don't feel it's polite to correct a person who evidently is struggling to write something in English or has a typing problem (the OP).
I don't mind at all to be corrected, this forum helps me to practise English at the same time I get very useful travel tips and try to give some myself. But that's me..I never correct anyone if they haven't asked me to do it.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 08:40 AM
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Me either. It's tacky. Correcting a misspelled destination name or something like that is one thing, but a typo...c'mon.
Whoops.
I mean "come on."
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Sep 15th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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I've always had good results using www.octopus-travel.com, they have lots in or near Dam square. I stayed at the Hotel Terminus (booked through them) and it was only 5-10 mins walk from Dam square and great location if you are after the coffee shops etc...also 5 mins walk from central station. Basic but clean and ok.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 09:20 AM
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Simma...we loved the Seven Bridges Hotel on the Regulier Canal...about a ten minute walk to the Dam....
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