Kirsty seems like one of those people you meet who cruise through life not knowing what the fuck is going on; blundering from one event to another, utterly self-absorbed and completely content in their ignorance.
And yet, I don’t know whether or not I envy her – or feel sorry for her.
@ @@@@@@@. Get a fucking clue, people use that to denote who they are responding to, so that a response doesn’t seem like an original post. The lameness of using @ is less than tantamount to following pic to pic pointing out how “uncool” people are.
@Chinchillazilla – Yes! It baffles me. KAWL-IDJ does not sound like KOH-LAHJ. How do so many students miss this?
I think a basic spelling test should be administered to any hopeful student. I’m constantly amazed by “alot”, “definately”, “seperate” and “untill”. If you’re a senior in high school and you don’t know these words, you don’t deserve to go to college.
I think you mean Kirsten verses Kristen. Kirsten is just as old as Kristin, or Kristen. Kristen is a common girls name in many English speaking countries but is derived from the Danish and Norwegian boys name which means Christian. Kristin (with the “i” instead of “e”) is less common, but is the Scandinavian form of Christine. Kirsten is the Danish and Norwegian form of Christina, a girl’s name. Therefore Kirstin (with the “i”) is probably derived from Kristin and Kirsten.
My point is that Kirsten is just as old and just as accurate (if not more so considering gender) than Kristen. It is the arrogance of English speaking nations that considers it otherwise.
And no my name isn’t Kirsten, Kristen, Kristin or Kirstin.
You guys should realize that she’s probably not on a scholarship. She’s paying for it. If she fails her money stays with the college so smarter kids can benefit off of it. I’d also like to point out that when you see a word spelled wrong so many times you might start second guessing yourself every time you write it. I almost always pause when writing ‘until’ or ‘control’.
Teddy, I have a friend named Kirsty who was a straight A student when I met her, and is currently studying for a medical degree in order to become a doctor. Don’t be so quick to judge someone over something as petty as the name they were given.
There must be an abundance of stupid going around. I showed this to my co-workers, and they didn’t catch the future part, either. That either means that the people who did are really damn smart, or that we’re normal, and all the rest of you are either unobservant, or morons. XD
I misspell definitely all the time. It’s a tick and I apologize. I, however, am smart enough to use Firefox with the spell check feature on. I think we need to make that mandatory lest we get any stupider as a nation.
let’s see what your little survey taught us.
You showed your coworkers this phrase. Good start, you got your data. You observed that most of them did not “catch” the word “future”. We can therefore set the normal (average) as “not observed”.
You then drew the following conclusions 1) “we are damn smart” OR 2) “we are normal” AND therefore 3)”the rest is non observant” OR 4) “the rest are morons”.
Now let me draw my conclusions: you set yourself as being normal (2), but your data suggest the opposite. Most of us would agree this is NOT very “damn smart” , and therefore (1) cannot be true because: one person (namely you) out of the people that did observe the word future is not very “damn smart”. We can extend that and assume safely that the people who did observe the word “future” do not share smartness as their common characteristic (thanks to you). Therefore we can let (4) also go since there is no evidence supporting the opposite. This leaves us with (3) and I have to agree that it is a valid conclusion. Randomly drawn I suspect, but still valid. Congrats.