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[TowerTalk] Loose vs Lose and There, Their, They're

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Loose vs Lose and There, Their, They're
From: (Bill Aycock)
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 21:31:46 -0500
Chuck Lewis made some very good points about the advantages of using
language in a way that can be understood without a fair probability of
error. His point about the better qualified gurus on the lists seeming to
ALL have the art of language down pat, is apt.  

So this will not end seeming like a "Me Too" reflection, I want to make a
personal point-- I really enjoy well-crafted language. I frequently re-read
books just to review how an author has arranged the words and concepts to
flow you through the story.  Even as I enjoy well done writing- the
converse is also true- I tend to skip (read-delete) postings full of
"too-to-two", "in-end", "an-and" and the other misapplications. It is
unfortunate that the spell-checkers will pass right over the bad uses, if
they are just the wrong word, but spelled right.

Well- we will probably all survive lifes little irritations, if we are lucky.

Bill- W4BSG

>Good or bad, and to lesser or greater degrees, we all judge others by
>the way in which they present themselves. For many of us, the way a
>> I thought this was a reflector on tower-related technical issues. I
>> would listen to K7LXC correct spelling or not. And I want to hear
>> people's experiences, correct spelling or not.
>Me too! Actually, Steve's English is pretty good; so is L. B. Cebik's,
>Tom Russel's, Stan Griffith's and a host of other technical experts we
>rely upon. Kinda makes the point, doesn't it? 

Bill Aycock   ---   Persimmon Hill 
 Woodville, Alabama, US 35776
 (in the N.E. corner of the State)
      W4BSG   --   Grid EM64vr

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