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Offline njee20

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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2018, 01:24:50 pm »
Any pacific examples of that?

It's almost as bad as random capitalisation of words that shouldn't be ;-)

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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2018, 01:45:01 pm »
I resemble that remark! :D
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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #47 on: June 29, 2018, 03:38:22 pm »
Try reading the book Feersum Endjinn by Iain M Banks, most of it is written in a form of pigeon English, when you see the words it makes no sense, however once you say what you see it does make sense, itís a hard book to read, but it gives you an idea how difficult the English language can be.
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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2018, 09:37:40 pm »
I suspect misspelling occurs due to the use of predictive text, but there again so may Malapropism.

In many of my own cases it's more a case of the fingers notkeeping pace with the mind.

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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2018, 09:35:13 pm »
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« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2018, 10:22:57 am »
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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #51 on: Yesterday at 01:27:03 pm »
What about pronunciations? I keep seeing an advert on TV for Anusol. They pronounce it Anu-sol but surely when you think what it is used for it sshould be Anus-ol. The "ol" could even be a shortened version of hole but let's not go there or we'll never get to the bottom of it  :goggleeyes:
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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #52 on: Yesterday at 06:45:50 pm »
Comments like that will make you the butt of other peoples jokes.  ;)
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Re: spellings on EBAY
« Reply #53 on: Yesterday at 08:59:10 pm »
Totally agree with the above. Why people can not write "They're having their tea over there" and know the difference between the spellings, is beyond me!  Whilst I do abbreviate words, e.g. isn't, I usually only do it when writing informally, like wot I do on 'ere  :). If I am writing something 'proper' I like to write the words out correctly. Down to my upbringing I suppose and what I like to think of as being educated correctly. So are we blaming teaching standards these days? But that is another topic.  ;D
Could it be an age thing?

I spent several years working with a large proportion of under-30s, whose education seemed to have been so different from my own that they had little in common - a phenomenon that was aggravated by their use of texting abbreviations.  I have noticed the latter has even leached over into the spoken language, such as "crate" instead of "create".  Is there no hope?

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« Reply #54 on: Yesterday at 09:40:26 pm »
Iím 32, and find the written English of many to be dire, age is not a factor.

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« Reply #55 on: Yesterday at 10:00:24 pm »
Is there no hope?

None whatsoever. The digital age has killed off what remained of the English language. People don't write any more but type, using abbreviations which cannot be understood half the time. Off topic but there was talk on Breakfast BBC this morning that e games may become an Olympic sport.
The end is nigh :dighole:

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« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 10:05:03 pm »
Iím 32, and find the written English of many to be dire, age is not a factor.
That's one hypothesis down the pan, then.  But perhaps you are a sign that there is some hope for the language.

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« Reply #57 on: Yesterday at 10:10:43 pm »
I certainly consider myself a shining beacon of hope for the human race ;)

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« Reply #58 on: Yesterday at 11:08:59 pm »
I remember English classes back when I was in school, We got essays and had to write them out in pen, they had to be a certain amount of pages, and spelling and punctuation had to be correct.

Did the modern age of puters and speel cheekers change all dat?
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