Cimmerian wrote:I really hate text talk, won't even use it when I'm sending a text. It may take a little longer to write but it makes a lot more sense to read.
nigelblake wrote:There are many language and spelling traits that I deplore!
However, what gives me the grumps more than anything is those people who deliberately pull out in front of you at junctions or roundabouts etc (especially in supermarket car parks) and then give a smile and a pleasant wave, knowing full well that they have caused you to brake and/or take evasive action while they save themselves a few seconds of waiting!
Pen Pusher wrote:For example: The word Gay had a different meaning when I was a child to that of today.
Liveforriat wrote:My personal opinion is that the English language always has and always will evolve and quite rightly so ! If a word has a specific meaning but enough people begin to use that word in a different context then so be it the meaning and "correct" usage of that word should alter to suit the way in which it is now used ! This is not a new phenomenon and has little to do with the education system, it is something that is as old as language itself and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
Wes_Howes wrote:Proud of the spelling and grammar on the board but not so bothered about the foul and abusive language. In my view, if you can't say something without resorting to such language, then your point is invalid. There is no need for such coarse language on a public forum, especially one that is frequented by minors.
Another couple of examples that "get my goat", the use of their, there and they're and your and you're
DanO1978 wrote:So, judging by this thread, I take it you'd not like UKAR to lift the ban and zero-tolerance on text speak?
We're actually very proud of the standards of English we uphold on UKAR. Some forums don't moderate spelling and grammar, which makes threads off-putting and difficult to read.
Wes_Howes wrote:DanO, it astounds me how you keep writing that quip, you're arrogance on the subjects that question the board often goes beyond the message someone is trying to convey. An observation about an annoyance, rather than a complaint and you suggsest I look elsewhere!
I was going to explain my point but you're certainly not worth the effort because I know I'll get the same arrogant response as before. Needless to say I'm not going anywhere unless forcibly removed and if that were to happen, well, it would just prove you can't take the critisism. (DIRECTLY at you DanO, not the other mods)
Wes_Howes wrote:DanO, it astounds me how you keep writing that quip, you're arrogance
Needless to say I'm not going anywhere unless forcibly removed
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Wes_Howes wrote:DanO, it astounds me how you keep writing that quip, you're arrogance
In keeping with the subject of this thread, I'd just like to point out that should be "your".
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