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Re: Killie Names; Spam
I here by appoint you the person to copy the new KMI and put it on the windy
city page for the rest of us to copy and add to our spell checkers, this
list should also include pictures of all the fish and their collecting
locals. He who complains the loudest gets the job and sir you won. I gived
ya di job kaus iz beed duh wurst speller.
killiman at indy_net
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Davis" <unclescott at prodigy_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2000 8:43 PM
Subject: Killie Names
> Hi all!
> I was looking at a killie listing recently and cringing at a couple of the
> spelling mistakes. That person was almost as bad a speller as I am.
> And that doesn't begin to account for typos.
> I don't want to cut into sales of KMI, Wildekamp's books, et al, but would
> it be possible to publish a list of killies (including locations, codes)
> the AKA home site? The idea is that anyone could download it as a text
> I would be quick to send an e-mail reply to myself with that list
> Hopefully the spell check and add commands that followed would load the
> correct spelling into the spell checker. I would do the same thing with my
> regular word processing program on the computer. And it is easier than
> scanning everything in from one or several of the books.
> It would render as significant a service to the killie community as that
> overview of Ken Lazara's in the back of a recent JAKA. Maybe fewer people
> curious about killies would be as intimidated by names.
> I believe it was George Slusarczuk, who when he took over as JAKA editor,
> made it an early priority to have the person typing the JAKAs first type
> the entire name list from KMI III. It was one of several things which
> that publication quickly look sharper and read at a more authoritative
> There have been a number of complaints on this list about many mistakes
> people make with their killie names. I think this would help improve how
> (and the general aquarium hobby) present our killies. Also, just as after
> repeated corrections from a spell checker finally convince/condition us to
> spell a word correctly, maybe we (and I) would do a little better job with
> the killie names. And less confusion would bedevil readers and those
> unfamiliar with a particular killie.
> Thanks and all the best,
> Who had four "adds" and one corrected blunder with this note.
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