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Thread: Can We Have A "verified" Section For All The Stuff

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    my god you guys are funny!

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    I have to agree with JimF. The language is english, and I hate seeing people butcher it online. I understand that there are people on this board, whose first language is not english.

    However, it is the english speaking americans, who feel that proper punctuation and capitalization is a thing of the past. Is it really so hard to type complete sentences?--

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    Originally posted by creamypanda@19 February 2003 - 19:59
    Can we have a "Verified" section for all the stuff that's NOT copy-righted?

    Just a thought....
    I dont think there is really anything thats not Copy-righted

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    I believe (though not 100% sure) that a recent survey discovered that the majority of pages on the internet is CHINESE, not English.
    If it isn't today, it will be in a year or so.
    So JimF better learn to write proper Chinese, I think.
    The internet is international guys.
    Face it.
    Deal with it.
    Get over it.
    Give those who didn't have the "benefit" of an education that teaches correct English punctuation and capitaliSation a break.

    PS. The "S" is there on purpose. I feel the rebel in me arising.

    Edited a possibly grave error.
    I'm truly sorry if you got to read it before I had the chance to correct myself.
    I will try to prevent this from happening in the future.
    Please accept my outmost and unsincere apologies.

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    i think we all need 2 calm down although most of the time i cant b arsed to write full sentances. whats the point if it gets your point across in a fraction of the time???

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    Originally posted by creamypanda@19 February 2003 - 20:59
    Can we have a "Verified" section for all the stuff that's NOT copy-righted?

    Just a thought....
    Interesting idea. I have been looking for old version files, a more complete one than www.oldversion.com (their site are often unreachable)

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    Don't you just love intelligent bottoms (smartasses for you playing the home game) . Keep the banter (bickering, convesation, discussion, debate, etc.) going. Makes for som entertaining reading.

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    If its proper English you were looking for, why didn't you say!:

    British (correct) English-------------------------American English


    aluminium-------------------------aluminum
    archaeology----------------------archeology
    catalogue--------------------------catalog
    cheque------------------------------check
    colour--------------------------------color
    kerb----------------------------------curb
    dialogue----------------------------dialog
    encyclopaedia-------------------encyclopedia
    favourite---------------------------favorite
    honour------------------------------honor
    jewellery---------------------------jewelry
    manoeuvre-----------------------maneuver
    moustache------------------------mustache
    tyre------------------------------------tire

    aerial-------------------------antenna
    flat-------------------------apartment
    lawyer----------------------attorney
    car-------------------------automobile
    rucksack--------------------backpack
    fringe-------------------------bangs
    pub-----------------------------bar
    autumn------------------------fall
    banknote----------------------bill
    bath----------------------------tub
    biscuit------------------------cookie
    bread roll---------------------bun
    canteen--------------------cafetaria
    chips--------------------------fries
    crisps-------------------------chips
    current account-----checking account
    lift----------------------------elevator
    minced (meat)-------------ground (meat)
    nappy------------------------diaper
    quilt------------------------comforter
    rubbish---------------------garbage
    scone------------------------biscuit
    tap---------------------------faucet
    toilet-----------------------bathroom
    torch-----------------------flashlight

    This is just a joke...

    My point? As long as you can understand it, who cares how its spelt or said, this board is made up of a range of different countries, theres no need to correct everyone.
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    The point is that people understand what they read. If the way you express your ideas is not accurate then there is a reasonable chance that you will be misunderstood. As things become sloppier then the chance of misunderstanding increases.

    Correcting spelling however is just a larf. Almost everyone gets annoyed by it. I think it is a subconscious reaction to it being done when they were at school. Or shld tht be skool.

    Seriously though a lot of problems are caused by poor communication. The phrase "you know what I meant " is almost always incorrect. Actually I know what you said / wrote, that's not always what you meant.

    I love Ron's post about the Chinese thing. What a ridiculous thing to say. The internet is turning Chinese and I should learn the language. I'll probably stick to the one or two sites that continue in English, or a version of it, if that's ok with you.

    Is that Jon's trick. He's changing the site to pictograms, so that they don't know when we are posting verifieds. I think Ron's sussed it.

    Cheers

    JimF

    PS Ron, if that's your post after you corrected it I would love to see the original.

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    Wow, what a ridiculous argument... I always thought that the internet was international and now some guy comes in and says it's English-only... maybe I too should be at school now and should be learning that English is the only language in the world and there's no such thing as Dutch...

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