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I volunteered to help @mrbreeze get acclimated to boating, but it's a catch-22 for him, 'cause more people ain't better to him.

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Iíve been very restrained lately regarding correcting others typos (not my own) but that one is bugging me no end.
He' only a novelist. Not like words are his living. Oh, wait...
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post #33 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-15-2019, 05:44 PM
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Sorry group I got sidetracked (I mean the track part), I decided to buy a track car, and I wanted a gearshift car and it had to be a mid engine, and be ready to get lots of modifications. This is what I found a 2018 Cayman. The car is already in the shop ECU has been removed and sent to be unlocked, full exhaust and down pipe (catless of course), short shift kit lightweight wheels and tires, suspension, new pedals (why they still put on rubber amazes me). I think the car will put out around 370hp and 340lb ft of torque when I'm done. Yes a PDK is faster but I'm old and not planning on starting a new career as a pro driver, I want the involvement of the manual (will remind my of days long ago) and the challenge that comes with driving a gearshift right on a track. My first track day is March 10 at N.J. Motorsports park, and they (excepted) accepted me into their drivers club. This is Porsche #43, I will get back to my 4C search soon.
Sorry, had to do the edit. Too irritating. I’m aware of my condition. Of late I’ve been strong.

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I only have a 8th grade education, and I call myself a storyteller not a writer. I give editors headaches and my assistants check my emails before they are sent. Here all I have are my dogs, and they have yet to be taught how to type, so what I write here is how I write my novels just whatever comes out of my head. It has been explained to me that because I am incapable of caring what anyone thinks, I do have the forethought to look to see what I say. Sorry just another reason I tend to avoid people unless necessary.
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Very weak excuse. The difference between "excepted" and "accepted" is 5th grade level. Learning is lifelong and independent of formal education.

Not caring enough to use language correctly forces all of us who read your posts to do the correcting for you (mostly internally, but thanks Alfanut).

It is disruptive to communication, at best discourteous and often insulting to readers. It may result in loss of the author's credibility and failure to get the intended message across. The reader becomes distracted and then dismissive. Readers get headaches as do editors.

So yeah...language is important, whether or not you care what anyone thinks. Another way of saying "not caring about anyone."

Also, you left "not" out of "I do (not) have the forethought to look to see what I say." In other words, you are lazy and egocentric. No? Count the number of time you use "I" in one short unsolicited paragraph.
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Knowing @mrbreeze 's backstory stops me from caring that he doesn't care, because I get it.

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I understand, Mr Breeze. My worry is that some may take offense to my edit, when it’s really just me attempting to make a post more readable, especially for those reading where English is not their first language. (Already made the quip about Americans, so won’t repeat it. Haha. Not that we Aussies can talk.) Auto spell correct can be a real bother too, if you don’t proof what you post. It’s obvious I don’t proof read enough of my posts. Now off for an early morning run in the Sud.

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