Friday, July 28, 2017

let me take this moment to ask you all to stop with the damn spelling checks

Either volunteer to spell check all 29,194 posts I've typed up, by myself, over the past 10 and a half years,

or move along and enjoy something.

But quit telling me I spelled shit wrong. It's annoying to see you only have EVER commented about how I cna't get my damn fingers to work with my dman brain and get the words to show up correctly when I'm simply not getting wnough sleep, enough pay, and enough of you to focus on the cool cars I'm posting when not responding to correcutons on my effing spelling.

I don't type this stuff up in Word or whatever spoftware you're using to keep everything all nice and perfect, as this ain't being graded by some teacher. It's being read, and I'd like to think, enhjoyed, by people who don't give a shit about the way my typoing is going to look

You might not realize it, but the guy who makes this website, isn't working for some company who has 8 hours a day to make this happen, and a company expense account, plus some people in another department editting, spell checking, and correcting mistakes.

It's nothing more done on the fly, in spare time, when I can share the stuff I find interesting, worth respect, needing your atttention for your future safety, or just posted as you might find it interesting trivia, or it's a pretty picture. That's it. I'm a car guy, with a laptop, in San Diego, and I do this for fun. Not so I can see how much time I can waste going abck and corecting every spelling error my non-typing proficient fingers make.

We good? Then lets move onto the posts of neat stuff.

21 comments:

  1. Hey, you spelled "shit" wrong, it's "motherfucking shit." Bwahahahahaha!
    I agree, if I can't figure out what it says, I ask, but if you can, I STFU.
    I've got over 60,000 posts in another forum and do a daily feature post. I get damn sick of nitpickers.

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    1. yup, it's wastes my time to deal with someone having to comment about a spelling error. I'd rather be looking for and finding some fun stuff

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  2. Jesse,been enjoying and loving your posts for years now! All I can say is something in Latin..which I never mastered ,thank God. It is....Nil Bastardio Carborundum! Loosely translated is "never let the bastards grind you down" Keep up your excellent work/fun/hobby mate. Cheers,Rob.

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  3. I've been visiting your site for years, never gave a shat about the spelling. Great stuff, great photos, great links. Don't let the bastards get you down.

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    1. illegitimi non carborundum, damn right

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  4. As a dyslexic your spelling is just fine. Many studies have found that if the first and last letters are correct most people can understand the word.

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    1. true, I've seen some cool articles on what a loose grasp we actually need of spelling. As long as the basics are there, a written piece doesn't need to be much more than half accurate

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  5. Beswt advice I ever got was from a old Vietnam helicopter pilot I flew with in the day.

    "let those that do the work decide."

    Carry one Sir!

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    1. that's why I've never advertised or done SEO tricks, people will dig the content, and this blog will get a life of it's own, or it won't

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  6. Don't change a thing. I love this place.

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  7. Love your blog. It's a daily can't miss for me. Spelling doesn't bother me.
    Your content choice and photography is excellent.

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  8. Love your blog. A daily "can't miss" for me. Content and photography is excellent. Spelling matters little to me.

    Keep up the good work.

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  9. In a 40 year plus career in Engineering, I found the brightest guys and gals in the breed were also the worst spellers. They tended to fix shit other people can't by not worrying on the petty things. Keep on Truckin'

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  10. Keep up the good work,and don't let the bastards get you down.

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  11. Speaking (typing) as a self professed grammar nazi, I'm a bit surprised that anyone thought you had enough spelling errors to justify being corrected. I agree with all of the commenters above:

    * Respect for those who do the job
    * Why care about a few errors
    * It's your blog, so write what you damn well please

    If someone got paid for this job, or if the stories came in a newspaper or a magazine or a book, it'd be a different matter. But it's a labour of love, and you should be proud of it.

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