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Old Oct 3, 2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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Is this a new option under the add field under the contacts menu? Either way, what exactly does it mean or do?
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Is this a new option under the add field under the contacts menu? Either way, what exactly does it mean or do?
It there for say.. well here is an example:

Say your the President of a large nation. Only problem - you can't really read, even though our wife is a librarian. So your librarian wife enters into your phone book on your phone the correct way to say a diplomats name, that way when you go to call French President Sarkozy "[sar-KOzee]" you don't mess up his name or the name of their country [frans].

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalra...peech-has.html

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Old Oct 3, 2007, 09:46 PM   #3
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Haha, alright thanks, i wasnt sure if there was a greater meaning to it. It is new though right? i dont remember seeing them there before...
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It there for say.. well here is an example:

Say your the President of a large nation. Only problem - you can't really read, even though our wife is a librarian. So your librarian wife enters into your phone book on your phone the correct way to say a diplomats name, that way when you go to call French President Sarkozy "[sar-KOzee]" you don't mess up his name or the name of their country [frans].

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalra...peech-has.html
Here's another person criticizing another's intelligence, yet they don't know the correct your/you're usage. You gotta laugh sometimes.
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 10:16 PM   #6
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Here's another person criticizing another's intelligence, yet they don't know the correct your/you're usage. You gotta laugh sometimes.
Theres a difference between writing on a blog and being the president of a nation. You got to laugh sometimes, but right now im laughing at you for actually saying that. Lighten up man.
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Here's another person criticizing another's intelligence, yet they don't know the correct your/you're usage. You gotta laugh sometimes.
Im not the president of a large country, I don't expect anyone to think Im smart - or even expect me to use proper grammar on a bulletin board were no one even knows me. Im surprised you didn't point out my other typo's to be honest.

(You do know the proper usage of you're Im assuming - you know you use it instead of 'you are'... like you're reaching here...) :P
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Old Oct 4, 2007, 12:15 AM   #8
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Im curious to know why so many threads on internet forums side track into debates and disputes regarding spelling. There should be a statistic out there that states "an unusually high amount".

This isn't a place where people tediously review their submissions as if it were a final thesis for their doctrine degree. Typing your instead of you're on a board means absolutely nothing. its just casual typing
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Im curious to know why so many threads on internet forums side track into debates and disputes regarding spelling. There should be a statistic out there that states "an unusually high amount".
im guessing it may be noobs trying to flash/flex their mental muscles or just pedants like me. after you've done it for a while you get bored so that's why i say they must be noobs.

i agree: stick to the point. people have limited time.
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Im curious to know why so many threads on internet forums side track into debates and disputes regarding spelling. There should be a statistic out there that states "an unusually high amount".

This isn't a place where people tediously review their submissions as if it were a final thesis for their doctrine degree. Typing your instead of you're on a board means absolutely nothing. its just casual typing
It's just a nicer version of Godwin's Law.
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Im curious to know why so many threads on internet forums side track into debates and disputes regarding spelling. There should be a statistic out there that states "an unusually high amount".

This isn't a place where people tediously review their submissions as if it were a final thesis for their doctrine degree. Typing your instead of you're on a board means absolutely nothing. its just casual typing
I don't expect a thesis out of you, but it's hard to feel like you're having an intelligent conversation with someone when basic grammar/spelling are ignored.
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Is this an additional field parsed by Voice Control for names with odd pronunciations?
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Im not the president of a large country, I don't expect anyone to think Im smart - or even expect me to use proper grammar on a bulletin board were no one even knows me. Im surprised you didn't point out my other typo's to be honest.

(You do know the proper usage of you're Im assuming - you know you use it instead of 'you are'... like you're reaching here...) :P
If you're going to (for some strange reason) pull people up on their use of spelling and grammar (especially for something as arbitrary as 'your' and 'you're') then you may want to discover the proper usage for 'were' and 'where'.

Also, in words like 'I'm' you need to make sure there is an apostrophe in place of the 'a' in 'I am'. Rather than just putting 'Im' with no apostrophe. If you're going to put an apostrophe in 'didn't' like you're supposed to, you might want to put it in the word 'I'm' like your supposed to.

Just saying......retard.
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If you're going to (for some strange reason) pull people up on their use of spelling and grammar (especially for something as arbitrary as 'your' and 'you're') then you may want to discover the proper usage for 'were' and 'where'.

Also, in words like 'I'm' you need to make sure there is an apostrophe in place of the 'a' in 'I am'. Rather than just putting 'Im' with no apostrophe. If you're going to put an apostrophe in 'didn't' like you're supposed to, you might want to put it in the word 'I'm' like your supposed to.

Just saying......retard.
Watch who you're name-calling. This thread has been completely DEAD for 4 years until you dragged it up.
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Is this a new option under the add field under the contacts menu? Either way, what exactly does it mean or do?
Phonetic field is useful for languages like Chinese and Japanese where the written form of the language doesn't necessarily tell you how to pronounce names. I know that sounds very weird, but it's a quirk of the Chinese / Japanese writing system, where some letters (called "characters") represent ideas rather than sounds.

It is also useful if you have a name that is spelled in a way where Siri can't figure out how to pronounce it correctly. You type what it sounds like in the phonetic field, and Siri will pronounce that instead of how it's spelled.
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