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Old 04-08-14, 03:47 PM   #51
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I wonder if the OP means "can" you stop or "will" you stop. Some of us can and won't.
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This kind of thing is actually really very important.

It's the difference between "helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "helping your uncle jack off a horse"
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Except here we keep left except to pass.
And that makes me want to puke!


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I am guessing a general comment on youth or society? Not directed at anyone here I am sure.
Well of course it was, and even a little bit of a joke. When I was in school we didn't have cellphones, we didn't have basketball, we had very little music/tv/movies, there wasn't much to do but school and homework so I learned how to speak and what words meant what. Maybe I just had teachers that cared, maybe I cared.

Kids nowadays have lots of things to think about, everything BUT school. But it also surprises me that people on forums that are well into adulthood still have problems picking the right words.
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Old 04-08-14, 07:03 PM   #56
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I had a problem with a certain member on this forum for that very thing.

Turns out the dude thinks differnt.
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It's more fun puking out of the window onto the car that's tailgating, than puking because you ran headon into something else.

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This kind of thing is actually really very important.

It's the difference between "helping your uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "helping your uncle jack off a horse"
I do not have a Uncle Jack. I like Apple Jacks. They are cinnamon crunchy.
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I was an English teacher for a while. I can't stand stuff like this. It's ok when non-native speakers make mistakes like this. It's definitely not ok when native English spakers do it. UGGGHHHHHHHH
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Uh, 'spakers'?
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Uh, 'spakers'?
That's the Southern accent spelling.
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No doubt this thread was a simple test to find those who would ridicule with relative impunity.
Perhaps it may even have been created to find a like minded person in hopes that a relationship would ensue.
So far it seems to have identified the more contumacious members and sparked creative bonhomie within the ranks.

Bravo !

Now what's all this about Jack and his horse ??
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I was an English teacher for a while. I can't stand stuff like this. It's ok when non-native speakers make mistakes like this. It's definitely not ok when native English spakers do it. UGGGHHHHHHHH
Why do you discriminate? or better said, why is that behavior discriminatory?
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Why do you discriminate? or better said, why is that behavior discriminatory?
The deal is that a lot of non-native English speaker do a heck of a lot better in my native English than I would ever do in theirs and I respect that.

I think she does too.

However, I have come to accept the typing faults of some of my fellow forum members in my time on these boards. I could name names, some who are departed and some who remain. I have learned to accept their meaning and read it as so.

They can be the most interesting, as far as new ideas or entertainment goes.
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The deal is that a lot of non-native English speaker do a heck of a lot better in my native English than I would ever do in theirs and I respect that.

I think she does too.

However, I have come to accept the typing faults of some of my fellow forum members in my time on these boards. I could name names, some who are departed and some who remain. I have learned to accept their meaning and read it as so.

They can be the most interesting, as far as new ideas or entertainment goes.
Except those that eschew the Shift key.

Only e.e.cumming can own that. Sorry, boys.
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Well of course it was, and even a little bit of a joke. When I was in school we didn't have cellphones, we didn't have basketball, we had very little music/tv/movies, there wasn't much to do but school and homework so I learned how to speak and what words meant what. Maybe I just had teachers that cared, maybe I cared.

Kids nowadays have lots of things to think about, everything BUT school. But it also surprises me that people on forums that are well into adulthood still have problems picking the right words.
I went to school in the 60s and 70s. I had teachers that barely spoke English. I had teachers that were coaches and didn't care about anything but sports. I had teachers who preferred certain kids over others. We had prayer in school. We had bullying by both teachers and students. By high school I had discovered blotter acid and nothing much mattered.

It was the worst time of my life.

But I went to college, graduate school, and then law school. I worked hard, made a bunch of money and retired young.

FWIW, it's "you're welcome," not "no problem."
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I went to school in the 60s and 70s. I had teachers that barely spoke English. I had teachers that were coaches and didn't care about anything but sports. I had teachers who preferred certain kids over others. We had prayer in school. We had bullying by both teachers and students. By high school I had discovered blotter acid and nothing much mattered.

It was the worst time of my life.

But I went to college, graduate school, and then law school. I worked hard, made a bunch of money and retired young.

FWIW, it's "you're welcome," not "no problem."
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The deal is that a lot of non-native English speaker do a heck of a lot better in my native English than I would ever do in theirs and I respect that.

I think she does too.
Thank you for that, ahsposo! I've lived in several different countries and I have been very impressed how so many people speak English as a second language near perfection. I speak a few other languages, too. It's hard, it really is. There is always so much to remember and it is very tiring to be immersed in a language other than your own. But I try my best to do it right.

I suppose I was just having a frustrating morning when I wrote that last post. What I meant by it, is so many people don't care about learning their language properly. I grew up in a city with a lot of people who didn't care about learning. Not knowing how to speak properly not only makes yourself look bad, but also the people who are associated with you. Sadly, I found out that people will judge you more harshly based on how you speak than how you look. Because a lot of people in my community growing up didn't care about their education and things like speaking well, people would look at me like they look at them. It was only when I spoke to them that they saw me differently.

Sorry, I don't mean to sound preachy or make this thread serious. That is just my thought on language as I've experienced in the US and abroad.
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For some unknown reason, misspelled words do not bother me, but the misuse of the words "then" and "than" seems to.
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fwiw, i'm ok with lower case. i think there's a softer "tone" when typing this way. i too am bugged by common misspellings. but i try to give the benefit of the doubt to those who may not speak english as even the translation programs don't always get it right.

but i do have a crate of oxford commas if anyone needs some.
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Except those that eschew the Shift key.

Only e.e.cumming can own that. Sorry, boys.
It bugs me that some don't capitalize, but I shrug it off... until they criticize the grammar of others. Then they deserve to be mocked.
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It bugs me that some don't capitalize, but I shrug it off... until they criticize the grammar of others. Then they deserve to be banned.
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It is just marginally less abrasive than ALL CAPITALS...
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fwiw, i'm ok with lower case. i think there's a softer "tone" when typing this way. i too am bugged by common misspellings. but i try to give the benefit of the doubt to those who may not speak english as even the translation programs don't always get it right.

but i do have a crate of oxford commas if anyone needs some.
You can put up with somebody that whispers all the time good for you. I like clear common exchange. Even on my phone changing cases isn't difficult - changing to symbols and number is slightly more work.

I haven't run into in my work any cabling that uses the 568a standard. I think if I did I would hunt the individual that either ordered it that way or did it just because they could down and talk badly about its ancestors.

Here's the Oxford comma I didn't use for your crate. '
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I went to school in the 60s and 70s. I had teachers that barely spoke English. I had teachers that were coaches and didn't care about anything but sports. I had teachers who preferred certain kids over others. We had prayer in school. We had bullying by both teachers and students. By high school I had discovered blotter acid and nothing much mattered.

It was the worst time of my life.

But I went to college, graduate school, and then law school. I worked hard, made a bunch of money and retired young.

FWIW, it's "you're welcome," not "no problem."
I thought I was the only one who noticed this! It drives me nuts to hear someone say "no problem" after I've thanked them for doing something. I always want to point out to them that I'm not suggesting that there's a problem, only that I appreciate what they've done for me. The "no problem" response should be used after a person apologizes for something they've done, not as a response for being thanked by someone.
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