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soc.culture.puerto-rico: Can't you write Spanish correctly?!?!




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This article is from the Puerto Rico FAQ, by Zeydy Ortiz Laureano zortizl@eos.ncsu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

soc.culture.puerto-rico: Can't you write Spanish correctly?!?!

Yes we can, thank-you-very-much. However, spelling flames are not
appreciated in Usenet groups and soc.culture.puerto-rico is not an
exception. Please consider the following facts:
- Not all the participants in this group have the time to correct
every single word we type.
- Spanish automatic spelling checkers are not widely available.
- There exists a great number of Puerto Ricans who lived most of
their lives in the mainland USA and whose first language is
English.
- For some, this newsgroup is one of the few places where they can
practice writing in Spanish. Trying to embarrass people because
of their spelling tend to inhibit them, as well as others
reading in the sidelines, from participating in the group.

Please, do not embarrass yourself by trying to embarras others with
spelling flames. But if you must become a speaker for the "Real
Academia de la Lengua Espa~nola", please do so by e-mail.

Contributions: Mauricio A. Hernandez <mauricio@cs.columbia.edu>

 

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