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#1 chuchadoro

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

[SIZE=4][COLOR=#222222][FONT=Times]Chris Parmelee was the Twins' 1st round pick in 2006. He has been in the organization nearly eight years, maybe we could give him the respect of spelling his name correctly. I would estimate I see "Parmalee" nearly half the time whenever there is mention of said player. C'mon guys, it's not like his surname is "Salt-a-la-ralph-macchio".[/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]

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#2 twinsnorth49

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Incorrect spelling of players names is one if my biggest pet peeves.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

Take it up with the Twins...

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:09 PM

Chucadorra makes a good point. And don't get me started about the Pressley twins on the roster.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:12 PM

Agreed. Side note, what kind of innings limit do you guys think Alex Meyers will be on this season?
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:12 PM

Cory Provus just called Joe Maddon by the first name of "John." So there's that.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:19 PM

While I agree that it would be nice if we would all spell players' names correctly, I'm vastly more concerned about the substantial number of posters on the internet who do not know the difference between common English words like "lose" and "loose".

Edited by JB_Iowa, 02 March 2014 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:36 PM

2006 hey? Well I'd guess I'm batting around .500 then.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:37 PM

Incorrect spelling of players names is one if my biggest pet peeves.


100% agree... It's totally a respect thing.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Agreed. Side note, what kind of innings limit do you guys think Alex Meyers will be on this season?


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

Word filter for common misspellings? I think these are innocent mistakes, if careless.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:01 PM

While I agree that it would be nice if we would all spell players' names correctly, I'm vastly more concerned about the substantial number of posters on the internet who do not know the difference between common English words like "lose" and "loose".

Me to. But maybe I'm bias.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:03 PM

While I agree that it would be nice if we would all spell players' names correctly, I'm vastly more concerned about the substantial number of posters on the internet who do not know the difference between common English words like "lose" and "loose".

Grammar Nazis are loosers.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:11 PM

Grammar Nazis are loosers.


"Tighters", I think! :)

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:13 PM

Word filter for common misspellings? I think these are innocent mistakes, if careless.


I would think a word filter for common misspellings would be difficult. Maybe we'll have a Meyers and a Meyer on the team at the same time. And how do you do a word filter to make sure Pressly and Presley are being used in the correct instances? Or a filter that could distinguish between there, their and they're? I think the best way is for posters to proof and edit themselves instead of hurriedly hitting the 'Post Quick Reply' button. And, in the end, we will still all make mistakes from time to time despite our well meaning. Damn being only human. While some of these errors 'irk' me, as long as I'm not going 'What the ...?' after a post, I roll my eyes a bit and move on.

edit: and I roll my eyes at myself, too, then edit my own posts when I come across one of these 'only human' errors.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:19 PM

Word filters are a serious hassle with this software.

Because, trust me, they would have been implemented long ago if that was not the case.

Misspellings like "you're/your" and "to/too/two" drive me up the wall. They indicate laziness, IMO.

We all make mistakes. They're called typos. Not bothering to learn the proper spelling of a commonly used word or name is something entirely different.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

Me to. But maybe I'm bias.


Noones mentioned apostrophe's yet.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:54 PM

Word filter for common misspellings? I think these are innocent mistakes, if careless.

I think misspelling the names is an honest mistake. Some people just aren't good with that stuff. It is a little annoying to me since we see a lot of these names often though.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

I have a hard time believing I bothered to log in specifically to respond to this thread, but...

Misspellings like "you're/your" and "to/too/two" drive me up the wall. They indicate laziness, IMO.

We all make mistakes. They're called typos. Not bothering to learn the proper spelling of a commonly used word or name is something entirely different.


Laziness? For getting to/too/two wrong? Or you're/your? I'm all in favor of excellent writing, but lazy? How about poorly constructed sentences like that last one of mine? Now that is what I call lazy. I recognized it was a poorly crafted sentence, and yet, I chose to let it exist as originally written. It sits there, an ugly and incomplete painting of a half-finished turtle sitting on a log in the middle of a pond. The pond represents all literary devices and the turtle represents my metaphor. The log has two purposes. First, it is simply a log. Most likely, it is a birch. Second, it represents the hopes and dreams of everyone who ever wrote a sentence; their collective wish only to convey meaning without concern for grammatical accuracy. Anyway, to me, that seems to be lazy. Does it to you, too?

All I know is if we can get all this stuff figured out, I will enjoy the Minnesota Twins more than ever.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

There will be a lot more of these threads this season I see, and that's not a knock on the OP. We are all grumpy and irritable mostly because of this team and recent news, and less because of posters' spellings.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:09 PM

The problem with Parmelee is very specific. I know it's an "e" and not an "a" but for whatever reason (how his name is pronounced is my guess) - it's super hard to spell his name correctly all the time. I slip into what I think it should be rather than what it is.

I don't think it's intentional, just somewhere along the way his family decided to spell and say their name in a completely confusing way.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:23 PM

100% agree... It's totally a respect thing.


I agree with Seth Stows, if you aren't sure, just consult Google.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

Take it up with the Twins...

https://twitter.com/...2631169/photo/1


That would be the Rays...
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:30 PM

While I agree that it would be nice if we would all spell players' names correctly, I'm vastly more concerned about the substantial number of posters on the internet who do not know the difference between common English words like "lose" and "loose".


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:32 PM

You wouldn't want to start a MELEE over this - would you? Then again that m ay be PAR for the course.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:21 PM

I have a hard time believing I bothered to log in specifically to respond to this thread, but...

Laziness? For getting to/too/two wrong? Or you're/your? I'm all in favor of excellent writing, but lazy? How about poorly constructed sentences like that last one of mine? Now that is what I call lazy. I recognized it was a poorly crafted sentence, and yet, I chose to let it exist as originally written. It sits there, an ugly and incomplete painting of a half-finished turtle sitting on a log in the middle of a pond. The pond represents all literary devices and the turtle represents my metaphor. The log has two purposes. First, it is simply a log. Most likely, it is a birch. Second, it represents the hopes and dreams of everyone who ever wrote a sentence; their collective wish only to convey meaning without concern for grammatical accuracy. Anyway, to me, that seems to be lazy. Does it to you, too?

All I know is if we can get all this stuff figured out, I will enjoy the Minnesota Twins more than ever.


Yeah, I believe the refusal/inability to learn and use the correct forms of common words is pretty lazy.

I don't expect people to know the correct spelling of onomatopoeia every time but the correct use of "you're" shouldn't be too lofty a request. It's third grade English.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:27 PM

Not to be confused with a mêlée.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:30 PM

I agree with Seth Stows, if you aren't sure, just consult Google.


I see what you did there.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:51 PM

Yeah, I believe the refusal/inability to learn and use the correct forms of common words is pretty lazy.

I don't expect people to know the correct spelling of onomatopoeia every time but the correct use of "you're" shouldn't be too lofty a request. It's third grade English.

Laziness isn't the right word, maybe arrogance, maybe stubbornness, maybe refusal to assess one's weakness.

People's minds work differently. And your priorities need not be everyone else's. For my part, I have to check and recheck my own sentences because my mind moves faster than my fingers do, so I make both typos and transplant common homonyms--one of my writing mentors thought I was dyslexic--I'm not sure that's the case, rather that my mind sees what it wants to see; it corrects the mistakes and fills in the blanks, so I don't readily see them. I have to work harder than I imagine others do to make my grammar polished; that I sometimes don't catch mistakes, doesn't make me lazy nor necessarily careless. Plenty of people express lazy thoughts in perfectly polished prose. Others' grammar might be polished but they lack precision with their vocabulary. Etc. There's a lot to get worked up about when people express themselves through imperfect language guided by imperfect rules.

The point is that your pet peeve--is just that--yours, and is not necessarily indicative of someone's character.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

Laziness isn't the right word, maybe arrogance, maybe stubbornness, maybe refusal to assess one's weakness....
The point is that your pet peeve--is just that--yours, and is not necessarily indicative of someone's character.


Arrogance pertains to character. So does stubbornness, or refusal to assess one's weaknesses. Why is laziness a special hot button word?