"open o" loss -- "Ahh" (as in --berry)

Scot LaFaive slafaive at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 25 13:18:41 UTC 2008

Looks like the spelling level of the average online forum poster.


On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 11:00 PM, Doug Harris <cats22 at frontiernet.net> wrote:
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> Subject:      Re: "open o" loss -- "Ahh" (as in --berry)
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> While the writer of the attached note clearly has a spelling
> problem, it's _possible_ that some of the errors reflect
> attempts to spell words as they sound to the writer. "Thay"
> and "strowberry" are two examples. "Bare" and "fore" are two
> others.
> "Hi I would like two know if anyone have any everbearing
> strowberry plants that thay can bare two part with I live in XXXX and
> would not like two travel two fore."
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