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Sep 15th, 2005, 01:17 PM
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I'm for correcting spelling errors in place names, at the very least--I think that's helpful for the poster.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 01:27 PM
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GeoffHamer, it's "spelled", not "spelt". And it's "incorrectly", not "wrongly". Really, man, learn how to spell and speak before you bash someone for not spelling a word properly (or "rightly" as you would probably say).
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Sep 15th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Stikky:

Apparently you're not aware that British English and American English are two different beasts. There was nothing in Geoff's posting that was incorrect; it just wasn't American usage or spelling.

I think correcting place names is very useful if it's done in a spirit of helpfulness.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 01:37 PM
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I'm an American Brit, so yes, I am aware.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 07:24 PM
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Aware, but went ahead and erred anyway.
It happens to the best of us.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 07:32 PM
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StikkyB,

What's an 'American Brit'?

Are you American or British?

Just curious
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Sep 15th, 2005, 07:46 PM
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Not sure what an "American Brit" is, but if you are one, you ought to be aware of the differences in spelling and therefore ought to be aware that Geoff didn't make any "gaffs" as I believe you call them.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 08:09 PM
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And I am an American but my father who taught me to read and write before I ever started school taught me the British spelling. So I still have a problem...and use two "LL"s in travelling etc. Finally remembered to keep the "U" out of color etc. On top of that I am the worlds worse typist as really never typed until I got my first computer.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 08:27 PM
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Date: 09/15/2005, 05:23 pm
Geez, 67 Chevy, bet you didn't know there were so many rules to posting your question on this board. Fodorites are very helpful, but ONLY if you word a question properly, title it the way they want you to, and don't ask stupid questions.

Stikky,
for a brit or twit or whatever, you certainly caught on to the unpleasant habit of attacking posters quickly.
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Sep 15th, 2005, 08:56 PM
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LoveItaly,

I tend to use Word to spellcheck my humour/colour/favourite spellings.

Quick posts like this, I don't bother but I do preview
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Sep 15th, 2005, 10:27 PM
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LOL Alya, don't start with the colour, favour, favourite please!!!! I use to get in trouble all the time at school. I think it was 5th grade that my dear Dad went to the school and raised holy "you know what" and advised them that they did NOT know how to spell words correctly. I was sooo humiliated.

But must say the rest of the year I didn't get red circles around my misspelled words

Anyway, I am a mess!!! And seriously although I took one year of typing in HS hardly ever typed after that until about 9 years ago when I got my first computer. I do try to remember to edit my post but obviously I don't remember near enough. Take care!! And have a happy weekend. Oh, btw, I still say autumn instead of fall. And teatowel instead of dishtowel.
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Sep 19th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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god some of you people are so silly! you and your spelling. who cares.

anyway try tulips B&B, it's not in dam's square but it's at the edge of Vondel Park - it's gorgeous!!!!! Lovely and spacious for 100E per night. Sorry if it's out of your budget - this was our spluge hotel on our amsterdam trip last week. G'luck!
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