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    Why do you start your message with "So"?

    Yes! Why do so many members begin their messages with "So"?
    Or "Ok"? And "Ok, so..." really annoys me. Read the sentence without those words in front! It makes better sense without "Ok" and "So"

    While I'm at it, why do some members write like they have a grade six education? My spelling isn't perfect, but at least I try. What happened to punctuation?

    And what is with all the acronyms? LBS and IMHO, or preferably IMO, are pretty self evident, but I am at a loss to understand about half the acronyms used. Does using these cryptic abreviations mean you are smarter than me? Or does it make you a member in an elite group? Are there "Those Who Know!" and then, "there are the rest".

    You are not communicating if you can't be understood.

    That's my grumbling and complaining off my chest.
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    So, is that it?

    Anything else you'd like to share?

    IMHO, you could use some TLC.

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    Vent as much as you like-and I understand your point.

    But if you are going to get upset about the way someone writes on a posting- I wonder how you would feel if you could hear them talk? I speak with a South London Accent that in many eyes- or ears- is a "Common" accent. By common in this sense I mean Low education and mental capacity. The low Mental capacity may be there- but The education has been good.

    Main thing here is that we enjoy cycling. We communicate by writing and some of us are not as articulate as we should be. If that means that someone uses poor grammar- makes spelling mistakes- or has to write in a manner that they are comfortable with- then I'm OK with that. At least we are communicating.

    But the Acronyms- Most of here have an LBS- (Local Bike shop) and refer to it often enough to write LBS. Same when referring to Heart Rate. It is easier to write HR-MHR AVR etc.

    So I can understand your point but most of us here are just cyclists. We may not have a grasp of the written or Spoken word as much as some of the better educated but The main thing is the cycling- Not the writing about it.
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    Wow.

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    OK, feel better now? LMAO
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    Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    Yes! Why do so many members begin their messages with "So"?
    Or "Ok"? And "Ok, so..." really annoys me.
    So?

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    So, how long have you had this problem? Have you considered counseling?

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    OK. So now that you have that off your chest, how was your ride this weekend ?

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    Sounds to me like you need a nice ride. Or 2.
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    While the OP may be a bit finicky on this subject, I can relate some. I get ticked when I get an e-mail message from my over 30 child that writes in that text message style you know the one such as cul8tr or some crap like that. Its a natural extension of the texting society we are a part of. I also think in business a lot of acronyms spill out into daily use. Give the man a break or he might HTFU and KYA.
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    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_st...ntence_with_so

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conjunctions.htm

    Given the conversational tone of the 50+ Forum, or at least the attempt at such, it would seem appropriate and desirable to start sentences in a less than "formal" way.
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    OK, so welcome to the internet, Skilsaw

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    The things people find to complain about never ceases to amaze me.
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    You should watch some tech shows and podcasts, its as if there is a requirement to answer every question beginning with the word "so".

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    Quote Originally Posted by stringbreaker View Post
    While the OP may be a bit finicky on this subject, I can relate some. I get ticked when I get an e-mail message from my over 30 child that writes in that text message style you know the one such as cul8tr or some crap like that. Its a natural extension of the texting society we are a part of. I also think in business a lot of acronyms spill out into daily use. Give the man a break or he might HTFU and KYA.

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    Ok, so bite me.
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    Ok so like dude.....................stop wearing a thong if you chafe so easily.
    I owe-therefore I am.

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    OK, so like what's your point, man?

    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    So, you're saying that people who do this annoy you?

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    So like get over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skilsaw View Post
    Yes! Why do so many members begin their messages with "So"?
    Or "Ok"? While I'm at it, why do some members write like they have a grade six education? My spelling isn't perfect, but at least I try. What happened to punctuation? And what is with all the acronyms? ...You are not communicating if you can't be understood.
    I'm with you on the "So..." it annoys the @ss off me every time I see it. Spelling and punctuation are lost causes--I was a magazine editor for years, and those aspects of communication are just gone. Schools don't stress them, people don't learn, and they don't care that they don't know. In the 16 years I had kids in public school, I don't think I ever got a handout from a teacher or administrator that didn't have some grammatical or punctuation error in it, and the level of writing on this site is pretty dismal.
    As for the acronyms, though, you're flat wrong. Every job, sport or activity that I know of uses verbal shortcuts--S&L, IPO, ACL, rpm, IRA, mph. It's not cycling's job to communicate with you. If you want to participate, it's your job to learn the vernacular.

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    I would strongly recommend the original poster stay out of the 26 and the 178. The 41 and the 33 might not be much better.

    I have noticed the 37 generally has above average member spelling skills. Nice polite folks, too.

    FWIW...
    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    This reminds me why I never go into road...........thanks guys.

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    You people are so intolerant and insensitive. Here is a topic that really upsets the OP and all we can do is sit around and ridicule him. All of you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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