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#1 chuchadoro

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:57 AM

[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]

Edited by chuchadoro, 02 March 2014 - 01:03 PM.


#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.

#7 JB_Iowa

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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.

#9 Seth Stohs

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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.

#10 Seth Stohs

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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?


Well played! Ha!

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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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#16 Brock Beauchamp

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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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