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Old 11-15-23, 07:10 PM
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Hello,

I've been thinking about getting a bike and found Bike Forums a few weeks ago. I'm glad I did! It's very informative.

Oddly enough, I was as impressed by the language used here as much as the information.

Are ya'll English? Dang if I don't think I'm inna fancy skool room sumwheres.
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Thank you, thank you very much.

Some of us are eddicated real gud, and we have everybody from doctors to lawyers to nurses to teachers to mechanics, which leads to its own eclectic mix of lexicons.
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Are ya'll English?
English in language or English as in nationality?

I think the overwhelming majority are from the USA. Canadians and UK are about equal I think. And then there are those from South and Central America, the Middle East region, various Asian nations. Also not to be forgotten are those down under from Australia that perhaps are also more plentiful than some of the previously mentioned.

It does get confusing sometimes not knowing country or region that a member is from. As sometimes questions ask or advice given might be somewhat country or region specific.
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Originally Posted by Leftclique
I've been thinking about getting a bike and found Bike Forums a few weeks ago. I'm glad I did! It's very informative.
Oddly enough, I was as impressed by the language used here as much as the information.
Are ya'll English? Dang if I don't think I'm inna fancy skool room sumwheres.
Yes, it can be very informative. But, you will have to learn the hard way that the language you use in these forums, and precisely how you say things, can be a catalyst for some personal ridicule. It may appear to you that there are some in these forums whose sole purpose here is to belittle others. Otherwise, welcome.

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Originally Posted by pdlamb
Thank you, thank you very much.

Some of us are eddicated real gud, and we have everybody from doctors to lawyers to nurses to teachers to mechanics, which leads to its own eclectic mix of lexicons.
We also have Larry. Somehow, it seems like that skews the average more than it should. I'm not sure if the direction of skew is up, down, or inexplicably sideways.

FWIW, I'm a contractor with a mediocre education.
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_
Yes, it can be very informative. But, you will have to learn the hard way that the language you use in these forums, and precisely how you say things, can be a catalyst for some personal ridicule. It may appear to you that there are some in these forums whose sole purpose here is to belittle others. Otherwise, welcome.

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For spicy language, we have an excellent censor filter.
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Canadians and UK are about equal I think.
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Originally Posted by datlas
For spicy language, we have an excellent censor filter.
Jalapeño...Cayenne...Habanero...Scotch Bonnet...Carolina Reaper...

Nope. The spicy filter is terrible. All those words made it through.

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Originally Posted by rsbob
Say it ain’t so Joe! On the contrary, we are here to help them boost their self-esteem.

Et tu Bruti?
You left out the comma after “so.”

Proper punctuation is the difference between “Let’s eat, grandma!” and “Let’s eat grandma!”.
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I done did the skoolifying so I done speaked the Merica talk reel gud. Sure I ain't no fancy like you know Jeffs Foxworthy or nuthin but I done did it. You know peeples done did the stuff for to the so you can have the bicycle huffy or what you done needed if you done knows what you gots to wantin'.

​​​​Hell ​indyfabz grandma is gud eetin if you ain't not done can have a piece then you done not know wut the stuff can has if you done it. But some peepels done don't gots the wantin' to be eatin grandma cause they say she done be two old but you done can put some of that fancy gray poopins on it crack open some budwiser and you gots you some gud eatins. least that done be what I done said heer.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
You left out the comma after “so.”

Proper punctuation is the difference between “Let’s eat, grandma!” and “Let’s eat grandma!”.
Damn, you caught it again. (Comma added after ‘damn’ or the meaning would have changed )
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
I done did the skoolifying so I done speaked the Merica talk reel gud. Sure I ain't no fancy like you know Jeffs Foxworthy or nuthin but I done did it. You know peeples done did the stuff for to the so you can have the bicycle huffy or what you done needed if you done knows what you gots to wantin'.

​​​​Hell ​indyfabz grandma is gud eetin if you ain't not done can have a piece then you done not know wut the stuff can has if you done it. But some peepels done don't gots the wantin' to be eatin grandma cause they say she done be two old but you done can put some of that fancy gray poopins on it crack open some budwiser and you gots you some gud eatins. least that done be what I done said heer.

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It hurts to read that.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Jalapeno...Cayenne...Habanero...Scotch Bonnet...Carolina Reaper...

Nope. The spicy filter is terrible. All those words made it through.
Jalapeño, please. It ain’t English.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Jalapeño, please. It ain’t English.
Valid, and I’m aware. My desktop keyboard doesn’t do ñ as easily as my phone, and I was lazy. I will fix the offense.

(I’m currently on my phone.)
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Jalapeño, please. It ain’t English.
LOL. I find it funny how some gringos over roll their r thinking it helps their pronunciation...
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Proper punctuation is the difference between “Let’s eat, grandma!” and “Let’s eat grandma!”.
Eats, shoots and leaves VS Eats shoots and leaves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eats,_Shoots_%26_Leaves
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Originally Posted by cyccommute
Jalapeño, please. It ain’t English.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
You left out the comma after “so.”

Proper punctuation is the difference between “Let’s eat, grandma!” and “Let’s eat grandma!”.
Correct capitalization matters, too. Especially when I tell you about the time I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse.
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