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  1. kempez815

    kempez815 www.overclock3d.net

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    Man am I glad I don't visit here often. This has to be the most anal forum for spelling etc....ever.

    Try reading Steven Pinker "The Language Instinct" 1994 for a bit of Linguistic enlightenment for your minds
     
  2. Fireblade

    Fireblade Mental Modder[ator]!!

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    I guess that's why I never received an acknowledgement to my request for a Windows Messenger Live Beta invite from you nearly a month ago then :confused:

    (See posts 55 + 56 in this thread)
     
  3. burgi

    burgi That'll be me

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    Over 900 posts in about a year and you don't come here very often? Hell, I must never come on here. Hang on a minute ...
     
  4. robdos

    robdos Registered Trader

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    If you want one let me know mate.....will need your msn address.
     
  5. kempez815

    kempez815 www.overclock3d.net

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    Mate I sent you one about two weeks ago??? You never recieve it?? :confused:

    Sent ya another one :)
     
  6. latency

    latency Existentialist

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    I need to let off some steam after reading the latest posts.

    I'll tell you what'd be really cool, a little check box in each thread that lets everyone know I'm boycotting it becuase of poor english.
    I don't post becuase the forum could do without a hundred bitching comments from me saying 'I'm boycotting this thread, see if you can work out why.'

    I also want to draw attention to this new word I've heard a few people in various places use now- “noe”

    I thought using ‘no’ in the place of ‘know’ was bad, but this one is even more confusing...


    RAAAAAAAAAR!



    I'm so glad I've got tomorrow off work. I need a weekend. :(
     
  7. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    I got a DD in my English exam at GSCE, and another D the 2nd time around which I am annoyed at because we don't think that they have marked the new coursework that I have done.

    I do hate it when people join a forum and don't read the rules and then make a post like "PLZ PLZ help. ur stpd[load of txt crap]". Cos then you have to spend time working out what the hell they just say or just ask them for it in English.

    When I text people I spell it out fully cos its just so much easier than trying to shorten it and I never need to shorten it. The last person I texted i remembered after that his screen is broken so he can't read it :p
     
  8. dabblet®

    dabblet® "It's shiny - I want it"

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    I agree with anyone who thinks "txt spk" (sic) is bad and I agree with anyone who thinks that TLAs are acceptable.

    What really gets my goat are people with poor spelling
    pmsl
     
  9. jacobzcoool

    jacobzcoool Chav Hunter

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    I just ignore all posts written in text speak, and if the thread was made with the first page in text speak, I won't read the entire thread
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Super Moderator

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    We're not that bad a forum spelling wise. Although some of them are simply typos which anyone can make, this thread is littered with lousy spelling - by just about all of you - and there has been hardly any flaming at all (only against the text speakers).

    So... what does that mean? Well, all the pro spelling and grammar proponents had better sharpen up because you are scoring C- at the moment.

    All the anti-spelling and anti grammar supporters- no! I won't go there. :p :p
     
  11. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    So is text speak going to be banned and "Speak full english" going to be added to the rules?
     
  12. kempez815

    kempez815 www.overclock3d.net

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    People need to lighten up and realise that most people either make typo's, or seriously: just don't care...we're not in a bloody English Lit class!

    Its called "Tone changing": where you adapt your English as required in the certain situation. This is an informal discussion board so get over it. OK people who type nonsense = ridiculous but most people are legible so why worry?

    And I'm a linguist!
     
  13. Toxcity

    Toxcity ToXiC oVeRClOck

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    I agree 100% with the original post!

    Its all the new guys fualt! :p
     
  14. Fat Jez

    Fat Jez Master of the High Five!

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    Did you mean:

    "It's all the new guy's fault!" or "It's all the new guys' fault!" ? The first being one person and the second being many.

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
  15. hylian_231

    hylian_231 lonely..

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    I think that's what he meant, that's pretty ironic, Toxcity made errors in his posting whilst posting in a thread about grammar and spelling!

    :p
     
  16. Fat Jez

    Fat Jez Master of the High Five!

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    Nope, what's really ironic is that his username should be spelt Toxicity ;) :D

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
  17. hylian_231

    hylian_231 lonely..

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    Ja I was going to add that in there, but couldn't be stuffed.

    ^^ Sorry for the use of German :p
     
  18. jacobzcoool

    jacobzcoool Chav Hunter

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    Shouldn't that be "Ja, I was..."?
    :p
     
  19. Toxcity

    Toxcity ToXiC oVeRClOck

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    No, I like Toxcity. And yes it originated from The SOAD song Toxicity.

    But i prefere TOXCITY :(
     
  20. hylian_231

    hylian_231 lonely..

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    This is never going to end haha.