Poor Use Of The English Language.

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  1. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Definitely. I have never seen anyone knocked if their English is not perfect. No doubt it will be better than the English person trying to write in a foreign language.
    IT WOULD BE ALL IN CAPITALS WITH LOTS OF POINTING :grinning:
     
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  2. David Caddell

    David Caddell New Member

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    Possibly, but I will not be around!
     
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  3. Dgman2

    Dgman2 New Member

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    Lol… I wonder how one would know the difference.
     
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  4. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Don't forget the raised volume of the spoken word, by that person.
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  5. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Hence the capital letters!
     
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  6. Peter B

    Peter B Active Member

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    I work with Scots, Italians, Polish, Bulgarians, Serbian, Norwegians, English, Russians, French, Koreans and the occasional American.



    Never had much of a problem with any of them, though the Scottish contingent from the NE can be interesting if they slip into Doric.
     
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  7. surlyone2

    surlyone2 Active Member

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    Thanks for that, now it all makes scents. :joy:
     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    A few more examples of the importance of commas.... :joy:

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  9. surlyone2

    surlyone2 Active Member

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  10. Tony Rokins

    Tony Rokins Active Member

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    Pet language hates....I'm gutted! - what someone has cut you open and pulled your stomach out???? .....and Starting a sentence with "literarlly"
     
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  11. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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  12. Wire-Wheels

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    My current pet peeve is the thing our 20 something generation has about talking as fast as humanly possible so as to cram in everything and have the final word before anyone else has the opportunity to say anything.[I call it the "Zoom Syndrome"]. Pause. Take a breath. Allow for conversation to take place naturally. Sorry, but you have not been on this planet long enough to know everything, even though you try to give that impression. ...J.D.
     
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  13. surlyone2

    surlyone2 Active Member

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    Well .... how's ....'bout ...that ....podner, came in from the broiling sun to find you mention this, and the radio happens to have talkback " experts " discussing rugby ... with the caller-in speaking just as you say, with 'y'know' thrown in every 10 seconds or so, just to be even more aggravating !!! :(
     
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  14. Wessa

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    As an English man I find it quite amusing when folk start whinging about the use of the English language, either written or spoken. Over years this language of ours has evolved and will continue to evolve. All users will continue to understand each other and with luck nobody will lose their lives. Change is inevitable and we should embrace it and get on with the important thinks in life, like riding and enjoying our motorbikes :)
     
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  15. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Elite Member

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    The thing you notice when you get as old as I am, is how language evolves. The expressions that are so "IN" today seem ridiculous in a short time. SO if you think you are really "cool" [one of those] today, be careful. Language will leave you behind tomorrow. ...J.D.
     
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  16. Saxon 59

    Saxon 59 New Member

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    Here is something that always annoys me..." I went to bed at 10 pm at night and woke up at 3am in the morning. " Is it really necessary to tell me that AM means morning and PM means night time ?
     
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  17. Glenn2926

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    in that instance yes. 10 oclock is in the morning. 22.00 is in the evening.
     
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  18. garethr

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    That made this song very annoying... and still does! :)

     
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  19. andypandy

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    That's hilarious coming from you. You aren't English, you're Geordie and as such, have never spoken a word of English in your life. :p:D
     
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  20. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    No, you either say 10pm or 10 at night, similarly 3am or 3 in the morning ;) or as you suggested of course use the 24 hr clock :p
     
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