Exactly. Black. But I was referring to the part before that.LOL.
We are the Knights who say...Ni!
----- Original Message ----- From: "Hayden Presley" <hdpres...@hotmail.com>
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Hi Brian,
"what color was George Washington's favorite black horse?"

Best Regards,
Hayden


-----Original Message-----
From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of Bryan Peterson
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 5:55 PM
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In fact there's a reference to that sort of thing in Kingdom of Loathing.
When you very first start the game you can visit the Altar of Literacy,
where you have to type the sentence out completely correctly. This is a
requirement if you ever want to use the in-game chat feature and appease the

ghost of the long dead English language.
We are the Knights who say...Ni!
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Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:12 PM
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Hi,
Ah, well, I get that here too. Whenever I try and tell some of my
younger relatives to write in English their responce is to "get with
the times." I don't think they quite understand that when spoken via
Jaws, Window-eyes, etc it is nothing but a confusing mess of letters
and numbers. As usual the screen reader takes the blame when it wasn't
designed to read that garbage, and nor should it have to if people
would learn to type proper words and sentenses.
In fact, when you typed "2ba" I thought you were refering to the
musical instrument, "tuba," and not "to be a." That's how unreliable
that kind of short-hand can be. So it would be pretty aweful if
everyone started writing that way on list.


On 7/17/10, Charles Rivard <woofer...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
I've been trying to get people to quit writing that way by replying with
something like, "What?  I don't understand you.  Try English?"  With
Wee1's
grand daughter, it's beginning to sink in that if she wants a reply from
me,
I have to know what she's talking about.  What's disgusting, though, is
that
her 36-year-old mom thinks that I should get with the times and learn
what
they're saying.  Even listening to JAWS over speakers does not show her
what
I'm talking about, because she says that it's the screen reader, not her
typing.  I have asked her what word "2ba" is.  It is supposed to be "to
be
a", but she types it that way to save space when texting.  I still tell
her
to use English when typing to a blind person.

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