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The death of the English language.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MaxPing, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. MaxPing

    MaxPing WiiChat Member

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    How annoying do you find reading posts where the users cannot be bothered to utilise the full size keyboard in front of them and instead uses mobile phone text?
    Spell checkers are freely available on the Internet.
    How much time do you save by typing fav instead of favourite?
    I use a few forums and this one without doubt has the highest amount of users who type in this manner,is it an American thing?

    A good example below.



     
  2. Wii_BrEnDo2007

    Wii_BrEnDo2007 Gran Turismo

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    yeah i no it terribl init?
     
  3. King Wiired

    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Bah, I don't understand why people don't correct themselves when they clearly make a mistake (except people with Dix... which I can't even spell myself :sick:). I suppose I just try to be a perfectionist with everything :/.. nevermind, I don't type properly on MSN tbh.. but still.
     
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    Relatively annoying at times, actually.
    Quoted for truth.
    A few hundred milli-seconds on average I guess.
    Not really actually, it's more about the age factor of WiiChat members. The average age of a WiiChatter is somewhere in the teens, I'm guessing somewhere around 14-16? And many teenagers have a mobile phone and some of them text message alot; so if you get my drift, you can see why some are posting like that.

    Note: I'm not saying all teenagers are like this, but quite a few are.
     
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  5. MaxPing

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    Riviet nice post,i will hold my hand up here and admit the quote i used in the original post was from a U.K forum , i thought it demonstrated the my point well.
    The problem with young people getting into the habit of text typing is they will never learn how to spell properly, i am not trying to be smug here my spelling is crap and i use IESpell to correct my mistakes,since using my PC my spelling has improved and over the years IESpell seems to correct less and less.
    I would rather see someone typing the full word even if they got the spelling wrong than typing FAV.
     
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  6. Napalmbrain

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    i haet it wen ppl cant spll gud.
     
  7. MaxPing

    MaxPing WiiChat Member

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    I only know one person who has dyslexia, i think a lot of people use it as an excuse,i cannot remember anyone at school having dyslexia, now if people cannot be bothered to learn they can just say i have dyslexia, its a cop-out.
     
  8. MaxPing

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    The worrying thing is you probably think thats funny.
     
  9. Napalmbrain

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    Meh, to be honest I think I could have done better.

    By the way, while we're on the subject of good English, it's "that's", not "thats". :p
     
  10. Byuakuya

    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Yeah, it can get quite annoying after a while, simply because you put all your effort into decoding the message itself. :lol:
    I try my best to communicate with others in a clear and understandable way because thats when they can reply to me (hopefully) in the same way.
    But like Wiired said, I don't think about this when I am using MSN. It just makes it much faster.
     
  11. chach

    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    spanglish > english
     
  12. dakuda

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    I am not even going to get started ranting on this subject. Short answer: Yes, it is getting worse. Yes, it seems worse on this board when compared to the other boards I frequent.
     
  13. chach

    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    who cares honestly why should it matter? are we being graded on our posts, no. i dont even do my grammar for my papers thats what editors are for...
     
  14. bonodo

    bonodo Wicked Hot Lush Lips

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    yea y cnt ppl just use propa english language it gets annoying wen ppl type lyk all txt speek
     
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    oh
    i thought this thread was going to be about the increasing number of illegal mexican immigrants crossing the border into the US. causing half of our products to now be in English and in Spanish, and if so many take over that if america would become a 50/50 language country

    boy was i wrong.
     
  16. dakuda

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    Wonderful. You are right. We should expect other people to do our work for us. What the heck have I been thinking all these years? I am going to go back to work and just sit at my desk. If I do nothing, someone will do it for me.
     
  17. chach

    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    stop taking everything to the extreme your so narrow minded... your always trying to act so high and mighty, give it up already its quite annoying...

    your going to tell me authors dont use editors? as long as i have my understanding of grammar and know when to use it i really couldnt give a **** about putting periods in my posts on some stupid wii forum. no one is gonna think more of me if i do or not its ridiculous..
     
  18. dakuda

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    You mean like in a paper? I thought you relied on editors for that?

    Excuse me for expecting people to be accountable to at least themselves.
     
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    I don give a tw@ az long az tiz readable
     
  20. chach

    chach umm yaa.... anybody here?

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    yes i do try when i write a paper, but it still goes to my friend who is an editor. stop being such a douche, its like i have to explain every one of my words...
     

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