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anonym_ZxkC3EBNBO8l #41 Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:25 PM

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I disabled all messages in-game mainly because  "omg lose again" type of starting posts. 

Edited by _Poe, 04 April 2017 - 05:25 PM.


anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #42 Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:31 PM

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Someone, point me to da loos....

 

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Hedgehog1963 #43 Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:33 PM

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Truly impressed with all you foreign types who have taken the time to learn the lingo.

 

Among native English speakers with poor education the most common mistakes involve misuse of the homonym of "there."  Often used during a bigoted rant.  Seems to be true either side of the Atlantic.

 

 



anonym_kL7qtn3e52MB #44 Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:35 PM

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There their they're...

 

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Wintermute_1 #45 Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:40 PM

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View PostSlyspy, on 04 April 2017 - 05:05 PM, said:

Was going to "Like" your comment about the teacher because I have often thought the same. But then I noticed a wayward "z". 

Like you didnt know i was using the medeval archaic version of the word. Tbh, already regretting this thread, my spelling isn't all that great alot of the time.



r00barb #46 Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:54 PM

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View PostWintermute_1, on 04 April 2017 - 04:40 PM, said:

Like you didn't know i I was using the medieval archaic version of the word. Tbh, Already regretting this thread, my spelling isn't all that great a lot of the time.

 

You're grammar's pretty bad too.

 

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arthurwellsley #47 Posted 04 April 2017 - 05:59 PM

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What to say to "grammar lawyers" (note correct pronunciation should be in Estuary English)



chiggy #48 Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:08 PM

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View Postarthurwellsley, on 04 April 2017 - 05:59 PM, said:

What to say to "grammar lawyers" (note correct pronunciation should be in Estuary English)

 

Its not "bruv" its "blud".......aint you ever watched any Arsenal supporter videos?

arthurwellsley #49 Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:18 PM

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View Postchiggy, on 04 April 2017 - 05:08 PM, said:

 

Its not "bruv" its "blud".......aint you ever watched any Arsenal supporter videos?

 

No, I generally walk past the Gillespie Road tube station when I go and watch my local association football team play, so I do not watch the videos. However, someone sitting near me recently expressed to a referee (shouting and gesticulating wildly) the phrase "Elif air ab tizak!", which I took to mean something naughty in arabic. Given your signature suggests you have some fluency in arabic, can you confirm my suspicion that he was dissatisfied with the referees decision?

Wintermute_1 #50 Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:19 PM

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View PostStrappster, on 04 April 2017 - 05:54 PM, said:

 

You're grammar's pretty bad too.

 

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The grammar im not too worried about, i often intentionally ignore apostrophes and capitalisation. I dont see posts on a forum in the same way as i view writing a letter. Forum posts are similar to text messages, a halfway house between the written and spoken forms of communication. Speed is as important as grammatical correctness. If you were to write out the average irl conversation word for word it would make no grammatical sense whatsoever.



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View Postarthurwellsley, on 04 April 2017 - 04:59 PM, said:

What to say to "grammar lawyers" (note correct pronunciation should be in Estuary English)

 

Try going to Newcastle. It's like a different world. Saying that my worst has to be in Dallas ordering a water which apparently they didn't do. On pointing to the menu I was told "Oh you mean wadd-er".



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View PostStrappster, on 04 April 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

 

You're grammar's pretty bad too.

 

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Lots of people grammar improper.



arthurwellsley #53 Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:30 PM

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View Postjabster, on 04 April 2017 - 05:24 PM, said:

Try going to Newcastle. It's like a different world. Saying that my worst has to be in Dallas ordering a water which apparently they didn't do. On pointing to the menu I was told "Oh you mean wadd-er".

 

I have not been to Newcastle for some time. However, I find our colonial cousins frequently ask me "Do ya know the Queen?", which depending on my mood gets various replies, few of which are strictly honest.

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View Postarthurwellsley, on 04 April 2017 - 05:30 PM, said:

 

I have not been to Newcastle for some time. However, I find our colonial cousins frequently ask me "Do ya know the Queen?", which depending on my mood gets various replies, few of which are strictly honest.

 

I prefer to ask them whether I can bum a fag.

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View PostWintermute_1, on 04 April 2017 - 05:19 PM, said:

The grammar im not too worried about, i often intentionally ignore apostrophes and capitalisation. I dont see posts on a forum in the same way as i view writing a letter. Forum posts are similar to text messages, a halfway house between the written and spoken forms of communication. Speed is as important as grammatical correctness. If you were to write out the average irl conversation word for word it would make no grammatical sense whatsoever.

 

View PostHedgehog1963, on 04 April 2017 - 05:29 PM, said:

Lots of people grammar improper.

 

Huh. You're right, grammar and notation jokes really need a particular audience.



Mahtra #56 Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

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I am one of many who typed 'lose' instead 'loss'. To use 'loss' in this context feels really counter-intuitive: I mean, if a bloody computer game is 'lost' is it really a 'loss'??

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Wintermute_1 #57 Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:43 PM

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View PostMahtra, on 04 April 2017 - 06:37 PM, said:

I am one of many who typed 'lose' instead 'loss'. To use 'loss' in this context feels really counter-intuitive: I mean, if a bloody computer game is 'lost' is it really a 'loss'??

Kinda appropriately, you've lost me.



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View PostWintermute_1, on 04 April 2017 - 05:43 PM, said:

Kinda appropriately, you've lost me.

 

Well, there's no loss then:)

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View Postjabster, on 04 April 2017 - 06:24 PM, said:

Try going to Newcastle. It's like a different world. Saying that my worst has to be in Dallas ordering a water which apparently they didn't do. On pointing to the menu I was told "Oh you mean wadd-er".

When I was in Spain in 2005, I met an Australian guy with a massive accent. My first one. He was speaking (some kind of) English, but... for the life of me, I wasn't able to get that until he said "Thea puddin somwoohdah"... 

I felt so overchallenged with my school-English - it was embarrassing. He was showing how to prepare a freshly caught fish, so it wasn't necessary to understand everything and I surely wasn't the only one who had slight difficulties with following his explanations, but... still.:confused:

 

 

@ topic: Since we're at it: Idiot slang. "Ur so dumb."

I'll never understand why people think that it's necessary to abbreviate a word with THREE letters. Or why foreign speakers decide to make it even harder to understand them.

Coupled with lacking punctuation and bad grammar in general, I'd love to castrate those people through the screen.

 



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View PostJigabachi, on 04 April 2017 - 06:00 PM, said:

When I was in Spain in 2005, I met an Australian guy with a massive accent. My first one. He was speaking (some kind of) English, but... for the life of me, I wasn't able to get that until he said "Thea puddin somwoohdah"... 

I felt so overchallenged with my school-English - it was embarrassing. He was showing how to prepare a freshly caught fish, so it wasn't necessary to understand everything and I surely wasn't the only one who had slight difficulties with following his explanations, but... still.:confused:

 

Well my better half is often better understood by non-native speakers. Am I not supposed to describe something as a damp squib?






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