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  • is it fun being this weird or weired?

    i thought the cleverness and irony was in the misspelingh of the word weird ... knowing Jennies interesting spelling techniques (and yes i have read her rant/blog/explanation and think thats part of what makes DP what it is) .. but then i saw her latest blog about the magnets... and DAMNIT ..she went and speleded weird all right n shit..


    WHATS UP WITH THAT ??!?!?!
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    For publication and products I try to get the spelling right. If you spend money for something (myself for getting it produced and customer for buying it) then it should make an attempt at quality. But if it's a free comic online that you didn't have to pay anything to see, suck it up. You get what you pay for. Though I did try to double check when I made my princess sticker and still messed up "real princesses wear combat boots" but an attempt was made at correctness.

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    • #3
      I find the spelling to be part of the charm of the comic strip, and honestly I often don't even see it at the first reading of it.

      I think we make it an official language. Jennish, or Jennese.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by IK the Troll View Post

        I think we make it an official language. Jennish, or Jennese.
        In deference to the things that make this new language special, I vote for Jennish, since it's easier to spell when you sound it out. The spelling of Jennese could go so many kinds of wrong..

        Of course, today would be the day a politician decides dyslexia doesn't exist. I shall say no more, lest fratching beckons.
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        • #5
          Obviously he's never heard of the research that points that "dyslexia" only exists in english readers....

          That because other languages the symbol word/phoneme the disorder exists in different parts of the brain, so the problem would be called somethings else. IE somone who would have japanese dyslexia is going to show problem areas on brain scans then most dyslexic english readers, And so will people reading sanscrit....

          And then there is the whole math dyslexicia disorder where words and letters are fine but numbers are a whole different matter.
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          • #6
            And there's actually a form of dyslexia that runs in my family, where it's a problem with contrasts and being able to actually *see* the words.

            My great-uncle has the classic form, my mom has the numbers problem, and my sister has the 'other' form. It's caused her no end of difficulty through the years, especially since she doesn't test as dyslexic, so no one ever bothered to try and help her - they just thought she couldn't read well.

            I don't think she's ever done an fMRI though. Hmm. *wanders off to ask*

            Nope. It wouldn't be covered under insurance, she can't find a local researcher who would do it for free, and she's not willing to pay out-of-pocket to find out something she already knows.

            What's really odd is that her spelling is near-perfect. I'm not sure if it's due to effort on her part, or if it's just because her brain registers letters correctly, but skips words.
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            • #7
              I have a rather strange form of it. One of the symptoms of Dyslexia is haveing a hard time telling your right from your left, which I have an extrememly hard time with. I also tend to skip over words or say words in a mixed up order if reading out loud.

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              • #8
                Yes, english may be more greatly afflicted with dyslexia than other languages, I think that's because we borrow words left and right, and our pronunciation has changed so drastically over the centuries, while our spellings have stayed basically the same. Nevermind the fact that the standard spelling didn't come from a single location (hence homographs such as read).

                Bascially, every other language i'm aware of has a much more phonemic orthograpy system (that is each distinct sound maps more directly to the spelling system), so i suspect that folks who might have problems reading english would do fine in languages with more sensible writing systems (i'm particularly fond of Hangul, the alphabet/syllabary of Korean)

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                • #9
                  ok this guy is totaly off his rocker! first i was lost for words and now im angery...VERY angery, i suffer from Dysthraxia which is a combonation of Dyslexic disabilitys so according to him im perfectly fine im just stuped?

                  i vote we rip his spine out and feed it to gorden brown!

                  back onto topic though

                  the misspellings just come with DP its one of those things that we never notice unless we read threw 2 or 3 times
                  Mind if i...reel you in?

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                  • #10
                    Welcome back, Toreador. Good to see you again!


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                    • #11
                      hehe thanks hopefully here to stay this time lol, things just get hectic round here
                      Mind if i...reel you in?

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                      • #12
                        Things are hectic all over the damn world at the moment.


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                        • #13
                          yeah we need a big red reset button right around now everything seems to be falling apart lol
                          Mind if i...reel you in?

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                          • #14
                            The U.S. pushed its reset button back in November. Here's hoping it works!


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mike Taylor View Post
                              The U.S. pushed its reset button back in November. Here's hoping it works!
                              Somehow, i don't have much faith that a politician from chicago is going to fix anything, but i'm hoping.

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