LV Moose wrote in post #18110602
Things I've seen and read in the past. . . . There are also plenty of hoaxes concerning ghosts, but again, that doesn't prove they don't exist. I also believe . . . (yes I realize this has been brought up before).
Part of your post violates a major POTN rule. I didn't quote that part.
Please try to take in, seriously, what banquetbear says about the burden of proof. You know how it applies in criminal cases, I'm sure. A person is presumed not to have done something until the state proves that he or she did it. A defendant doesn't have to prove that there's nothing there. The state has to prove that there is something there. The same goes for assertions that a thing exists or once existed.
don1163 wrote in post #18110617
A wrestler and in a race...........sounds like a sporty sort of guy
André the Giant was also an actor. He was in The Princess Bride.
WaltA wrote in post #18110636
Now that's not at all fair. Just a bit of an elitist attitude.
Thats just like a earlier post that said something like "I can't take you seriously if you can't spell right"
Not all of us have the advantage of the same level of education as you, you know.
And not all of us have English as a first language.
I admit to a bias in favor of people with good writing skills, but a charge of elitism isn't fair. Ability to communicate clearly is related to ability to think clearly. (Education, ideally, helps to develop both abilities.) Clear thinking is essential in deciding what to believe. I don't know which arguers here have English as a first language. It does seem to me that having read enough about the Loch Ness monster to remember the spelling would go with bringing up the creature as an example; of course, not everyone has a visual memory for words that functions the same way.
This is what I was really about: pointing out the correct spelling might save some readers from perpetuating the wrong spelling just because they saw it here and thought it must be right.