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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000262.txt from 1998/04

From: "Jason Hsien" <>
Subj: Re: Loosing and losing
Date: Mon, 6 Apr 1998 23:00:15 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Hausmann <>

|At 11:14 AM 4/6/98 -0400, Nancy Buckman wrote:
|>Heaven help us all, but what ever happened to proof-reading?
|I think we should be willing to accept a somewhat lower standard for e-mail
|than we might wish to uphold for publication. Typos will slip through now
|and then, and if we don't have the dictionary readily at hand it is
|unlikely to cause the destruction of the universe. So until e-mail
|programs universally include spell-checkers and grammar-checkers, I vote,
|even against my own idealized vision of a grammatically perfect world, that
|we continue to allow errors in postings, even while we privately deplore

Hear hear!!! Especially since this is a list to discuss music, not language,
and people abbreviate, misspell, etc... English, especially, is considered a
difficult language, even to native English speakers, when you get into more
complex stuff, and then as you work with harder stuff, the easy stuff can
slip. lose, loose... breath, breathe... that kind of trivial stuff. But, as
long as the point is gotten across, I think it's fine.

Also, those of you who still don't agree with me, imagine what people who
speak the romance languages or Vietnamese and stuff like that have to deal
with! Cedillas, Circumflexes, Snake eyes (I know there's an official word
for it), accent marks, multiple apostraphes <sp?>... for those on WIndows
machines, it's all like... Oh no! Is it Alt+0233 or Alt+0322?!?!?!


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