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Please save the English Language online

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by tank, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    I've noticed more and more since I've been here the incredible amount of people who have no regard whatsoever for proper English. I've been ignoring it for now but a recent thread really threw me over the edge.

    I don't mind typos, I do it too. I'm just lucky enough that Firefox has a real time spell check like Word uses.

    But that's not what I'm talking about. Just stop butchering the English language......Please

    r is not our
    Their, they're, there
    u is not you

    Stuff like that. Especially if you're going to be involved in some intellectual debate. I'm not going to listen to a word you say if you're not smart enough to properly communicate your point in typing.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Homesrfan

    Homesrfan ftw

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    Sorry, but this isn't going to help.

    Yeah, so occasionally those computer n00bs come on and use that, but for the most part it's alright. At least websites aren't like that.
     
  3. WiiPlaya

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    i dont think that its that big of a deal...its faster to type and as long as ppl know how to type on the computer...and how to write in school or whatever its no problem at all...only sometimes those nerds want evrything to be perfect
     
  4. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    "omg u r the most dumbest peron in da wurld"


    It's obnoxious. It's flat out annoying and you come off as incredibly stupid
     
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    well the english language isnt being lost from people typing like that so theres nothing to save...and i dont have any problem with it...its like that on msn and other things..."y dont u jus chillax and loosen up for a once jeez"
     
  6. w3sl3y!

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    omg r u serious

    its not like people dont know how to type or n e thing its just that its a faster way to type and alot easier

    like instead of typing you just put u or like whats up?-sup? or wuts up

    and nothing much-nm never mind-nvm i dont know idk

    my point is that there is no difference
     
  7. Lobstermobster

    Lobstermobster Bat Out Of Hell

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    way to agree with him and still spell noobs with zeros. last time i checked numbers wernt in the alphabet.
     
  8. DBloke

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    I may be dislexic but typein (lol usein my accent online)like that is lazy

    But posters that use text speak dont last long
     
  9. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    Yes..... I am
    Yes......There is
     
  10. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    My sig says it for me.

    You can usualy get the age of people from their word structure, it's mostly the younger generation who type like they are paying per letter - I blame the education system.

    In instant message conversation and text messages I will use stuff like, 'ne', 'b4' etc but only because I feel it is acceptable to use it when you know who you are talking to, but in a public place (i.e. forums) I think it is just very poor forum conduct.
     
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    I tend to stick with proper grammar, especially on forums like this. I just think text message writing just makes people sound a bit stupid or lazy.
     
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    I realize the benefeits of being able to type faster whilst using improper grammar. However I do believe that it greatly reflects on the writers level of intelligence and maturity. If you do not choose to speak proper english, then I will treat you as if you are a fool who is INCAPABLE of speaking proper english.
     
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    Back to this whole typing fast... Seriously if you can't type fast with correct English and you feel you have to use 'text talk', you will have serious problems in getting a job later on in life.
     
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    ...I actually find it harder, and take more time to write like that.
     
  16. Gaz

    Gaz Poker Face :D

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    I notice your from America, yet still call the so called language you speak English, although American is similar to English, it is not the same, you call a tap, a forset!

    if you look at the target audience of this website, you really have no room to complain about the language used on this forum.


    And to the comment about the word n00b, and that it should be noob, thats just stupid, you obviously don't know anything about the hold h4x0r speak of the 80's
     

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