Re: wonder vs. wander

Tyler Wood

And yet, there is still some percentage of blind folks who have not learned braille at all, claiming they don't need it.

They sure are missing out. Reading braille and having specific spellings ingrained onto the brain simply by the sheer repetitiveness of taking in words via the fingers is well worth the slower reading time.

But as someone else also rightly pointed out, inept teaching can also cause the same issues. Honestly it comes down to proofreading. Take 30 seconds and proofread the message - I see countless messages with actual missing letters or spaces that any screen reader, much less braille display, picks out.

On 2018-11-19 12:40 PM, Gerardo Corripio wrote:

Which reminds me, in Spanish, I’ve seen blind people spell stuff wrong like in Dropbox, they have written stuff like Dropvo. The funniest one I’ve come across was instead of Firefox, they wrote Firefo. I know we shouldn’t laugh at these, but I mean withoutBraille/ready Access or someone sighted to tell them the correct spelling, what or how would they know the correct spelling of these terms? IN thepast, I’vecorrected them, but have gotten beaten of that I’m a perfectionist etc., or thatai want to show mysuperiority, which I’d never do such a thing.


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De: Kwork
Enviado: lunes, 19 de noviembre de 2018 12:30 p. m.
Asunto: Re: [nvda] wonder vs. wander


The only spelling anomaly common among blind people that really annoys me to no end is misspelling captcha as capture. Bad enough in everyday use, but worse when we're filling out support tickets on websites and professional emails, and asking companies to make their "captures" accessible. Um, no. The form that includes an unsolvable by screenreader image verification is called captcha. c, a, p, t, c, h, a.

On 11/19/2018 9:54 AM, Gene wrote:

I usually don't spell-check messages.  I read them before I send them to check for words that sound misspelled but also to make sure what I wrote is clear, accurate, such as commands given during describing a procedure, and not clumsily worded.  I may start spellchecking them as well but my main concern on e-mail lists is not to have spelling errors that are more than minor and to have clear writing and accuracy.  Rereading before sending is important in all those respects.



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From: Gene

Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 10:16 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] wonder vs. wander


I'm writing as a moderator to explain my thinking about the message.  Of course, if the owner disagrees, that will be the controling decision.


While it is generally not done and not considered proper, I think you are overreacting.  For one thing, I see this error with native English speakers.  I don't recall seeing it with non native speakers.  Since this sort of discussion never takes place on the list, I let it pass.  a little variety is enjoyable and may stimulate thought and awareness.  No one was flamed.  No one was disparaged.  These days, being offended by everything is a cultural passtime and fixsture.  I don't see anything offensive in the message.



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From: Rick



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Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 5:21 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] wonder vs. wander


Hello Travis:

I find your email to be quite insensitive. As you are probably aware, this
list is comprised of people from all over the globe, many of whom are not
native English speakers. I am always impressed when people are capable of
speaking an additional language other than their native tongue and
criticizing them for grammatical mistakes on a list not focused on
grammatical correctness is petty and unwarranted. It is also off topic.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Travis Siegel
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2018 12:40 PM
Subject: [nvda] wonder vs. wander

Not trying to make anybody mad here, but it really is disconcerting to see
so many people here using wander and wonder interchangeably.
Wander (with an"A" ) is what you do when you're out and about, and don't
have any particular place to be, and you just feel like taking your time to
see what's going on around you.  You wander around, looking at things, and
simply taking things easy.
On the other hand, wonder (with an "O" ) is what you do when you're curious
about something.  Yeah, it's ok to wonder about life, the universe and
everything, but if you wander about such things, you may never find your way
back to your back yard, having being swept off into galaxies unknown.
And, of course, it's perfectly acceptable to wonder about wandering too,
especially if you're wondering why so many people wander into things.


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