RE: welding for beginers??
> I teach English in Japan, and most of my students can
> spell English correctly, and when they make a mistake, they
> immediately want to correct it.
I can’t imagine trying to learn this language as a second or third one. The
only drawback of having grown up with English in America is the lower
likelihood of learning other languages. Though often a requirement in
school, many people don’t “learn” the language, or lose most of what they
have learned if they don’t use it enough.
I used to work for a driving school. We did private lessons, and also
contracted drivers-ed with the local high schools. A lot of high school kids
have trouble forming sentences, and I would sometimes point this out by
reminding my students this:
“Every American should be able to speak, read, and write at least one
Is that too much to ask? Sure, you can be in a hurry, you can be lazy, you
can even hide behind a label such as dyslexic. But bad spelling will never
enhance your appearance. I use all this keyboard time as a place to try to
improve my spelling, grammar, and writing abilities. Someday it may pay off.
> … and now, about -typing- …
Yeah. My spelling is perfect! It’s my typing I’m having problems with…
Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
“This unicycle is made all from lightweight materials. But it uses a lot of
them.” – Cliff Cordy, describing the very heavy new prototype unicycle he
brought on the Downieville Downhill