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Am I the only one?
Posted by: Elle1971 ()
Date: November 20, 2006 01:48PM

I have the indeterminable joy of doing lots of market research at the moment. One type of place I use to gain information is forums, such as this one. You can gain lots of value from them.

However, I was in one today... which shall remain nameless... and was horrified by the poor command of the English language.

Ok, so I can be quite anal when it comes to grammar and spelling (although I am at times the world's worst)... but this just beggars belief. People actually write whole paragraphs using "short-speak"!

For example... these are some I came up against:

"NE1". Ok, well I thought that was a London Postal area... but no, apparently it's "anyone".

"...i definatly agree, n thats exactly wot me n me m8 r doin, im savin alredy lol i h8 bein ome nw after bein ther!..." This translates to "I'm an idiot who can't be bothered to put into practise the English lessons I had at school.


Grrr!

OK, I'll step off my soapbox now!

Hugs, Elle

PS. NE1 gonna ansa dis... cuz Id B intrsted 2 c who duz!





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/20/2006 01:50PM by Elle1971.

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Re: Am I the only one?
Posted by: Lynne ()
Date: November 21, 2006 03:42AM

The one that gets me is .....aksed or aks instead of asked or ask usually closely followed by "man".

Good post Elle.... glad you aksed, man !

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Re: Am I the only one?
Posted by: Elle1971 ()
Date: November 21, 2006 11:33AM

Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm so glad it's not just me who gets cross.... innit! ;-)

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Re: Am I the only one?
Posted by: Lynne ()
Date: November 21, 2006 06:12PM

I've just re read through this thread and do you realise we sound soooooooo OLD.

I remember my parents making similar comments when I was a teenager...........and it wasn't that long ago (tee hee)

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Re: Am I the only one?
Posted by: Elle1971 ()
Date: November 21, 2006 06:40PM

Nust admit... I've succombed to shortening words in a text... but only if it going onto two texts (I'm too tight to pay for two!) ;-)

And yes Lynne... it does make us sound old! Don't even get me onto the music of today! ;-P

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Re: Am I the only one?
Posted by: Will2 ()
Date: November 23, 2006 11:28AM

Ditto can't stand text talk!!

NE1?! New one on me! Def not a london post code!! We have N,NW,E,EC,SE,SW,W,WC def no NE - prob Newcastle!

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Re: Am I the only one?
Posted by: Elle1971 ()
Date: November 27, 2006 01:53AM

So Will love... no North East one... but you do have a Water Closet?

Ha ha ha ha ha! You're so civilised hon!

PS: Yes, Alan has already explained it would be West Central! But hey... my gutter mentality just thought "toilet!"

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