Why you shouldn't rely on spell checkers.

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  1. Mr Incredible

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    The box I received yesterday is exactly the same.

    Spot the not-so-deliberate spelling mistake?

    :lesson: For important stuff, get someone else to check your work; don't just rely on spell and grammar checkers!
     
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    You don't have a "you PC" ?, bad luck, it won't work with yours :thumbsup:
     
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    You no stream music, you study instead! :D
     
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    I like the fact there are four different remote control options:

    iPhone
    iPod
    touch
    iPad

    Touch sounds interesting, almost button like...
     
  5. Mr Incredible

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    Quite shocking that something so simple made its way onto the front face of the packaging from a reputable name like Panasonic.
     
  6. Mr Incredible

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    Touché
     
  7. imightbewrong

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    I have to say, to be worth its own thread I was hoping for profanity at the very least.
     
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    **** off. There you go. ;) :D
     
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    I love how it's displayed as a Blu-ray 'with Skype' but then have in tiny writing that you need the Skype Camera TV-CC10. I guess something like Skype capable is not as marketable ;)
     
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    Skype-ready :rotfl:
     
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    I used to work for a manufacturing company which supplied the major supermarkets. We had several thousand plastic sleeves printed which should have read "20 Refuse Sacks with strong wire ties", unfortunately no-one noticed an "r" missing so it actually read "20 Refuse Sacks with stong wire ties"
     
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    When I was at University - UEA - we got a massive run of new letter-headed paper in. At the top of every one, in very large letters: UAE

    :facepalm:
     
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    actually, that was the period when UEA was briefly owned and re-named by the UAE government :p
     
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    I wrote many service manuals for Panasonic TVs back in the 80s, the final copies being sent to Japan for printing. When the printed manuals came back, we noticed an interesting change had been made. All references to "right hand bracket" were correct but the left hand had been changed to "left hand blacket". Right bracket, left blacket. Curious.
     
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    As someone who has worked in proof-reading and copy-taking, as well as a correspondence department, it is amazing how many spelling mistakes make in to professional works nowadays. Literature from companies like Sony, Panasonic etc (although in a lot of cases with them it is a translation error which is always amusing), most of the newspapers are now quite horrific in respect of their printed werd. Magazines like What Hi-Fi have also become more amusing to read for the errors than the articles (which are almost errors in their own right sometimes!......love that £50 USB cable...hahaha)

    Most of the time, the errors are as above, you instead of your, an instead of and etc. But an increasing number of less understandable errors too, grammatic as well as spelling. With magazines/papers, I could at least be willing to consider that sentences missing a word are simply because the article would be too long, so they are taking the lazy way out of managing this, but with articles on the interaweb, or if there is plenty of space on the page in a mag/paper......

    Spellchecker would normally pick up a word missing from a sentence as the sentence wont make grammatical sense in most of those cases without it. I honestly think people have moved from being lazy enough to need one, to being apathetic (or egotistical) enough not to bother using it.

    ps. please dont bother picking out any mistakes in my post, its first thing in the morning, I've been worked like a dockside woman-of-the-night for the last few days and my arthritis is killing me, so there probably are some and I couldn't give a monkeys :)
     
  17. Mr_Wistles

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    Let's hope Panasonic are not a member of AVforums as it is against forum rules to correct grammar :)
     
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