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if you're gonna spread misinfo and disinfo atleast learn English.

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:22 PM
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Too many times on this website I've seen someone with an agenda that is not American and it's obvious because they don't know English.

They use the word "whom" for example, only people here that teach or majored in English in college use the word whom. They actually think they are fluent when they're not. You're not fooling us.




posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:24 PM
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I don't understand...



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo

We use "Whom" all the time...and I dont teach nor did I major in English. I speak it. You????
To whom were you referring?


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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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PS And it is not "gonna"...it is "going-to". And "atleast" need to be separated....as in "at least". Two words. In English. Thanks

Additionally? Your sentence below here is incorrect.

"They use the word "whom" for example, only people here that teach or majored in English in college use the word whom."

It should read: "They use the word "whom" for example(PERIOD). only(ONLY-capitol "O" at the start of a new sentence) people here that teach or majored in English in college use the word whom."

I'm just helping convey your intention with this thread. It is your thread.

edit on 07-31-2014 by mysterioustranger because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

Who were you referring to?



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:29 PM
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Two things.

First, this is an international forum and not everyone here is going to be all that great with the English language.

Second, many people think 'whom' makes them seem more intelligent and just don't know the difference between it and 'who'. It reminds me of Americans that use 'whilst' or 'amongst'. To me it sounds stupid, to others it sounds proper.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:31 PM
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Whatsamatter? We have a lot of people here who are from other countries and word things differently. They try anyway. I like the different ways people think from other parts of the world myself. The variation of language in this country is really big, I have a yooper accent but try not to use it when I post.......I said try, it sometimes pops out even in writing and I can't see it as being different because I have heard it and used it most of my life.
edit on 7-8-2014 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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While we're complaining, people need to look up and understand the words 'ignorance' and 'irony'. And it's 'couldn't care less', not 'could care less'.

I'm horrible with grammar and spelling. Everyone has they're little mistakes. Don't be so picky.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo

I'm pretty sure your keypad should be governed by
a breathalyzer.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo

I think its rather refreshing to listen to people from other countries put in their 2 cents. I think this why people get stuck in a rut and can't get out. Then when the SHTF they are the ones standing around going "wha, what happened? Why? I don't understand."

Well,its real simple. You need to not only listen to those of your own beliefs,but those with opposite beliefs to truly be filled in on what is going on. And by listen,I mean take off your blinders and take a hard look at your beliefs and see IF there is any merit in what the opposition is saying.

I've seen people on here that don't use other news sources as per their claim but the msm. Then they come on here and argue with the "sheeple" for believing in other news sources. I'm not talking about RT either. What is ATS's slogan? Deny ignorance. You can't deny anything until you have gathered all available facts. You will never get those from the msm.

The first thing to do is to open your mind and look at how others would see us. If their countries were doing to us what we do to them,how would we act? How would we think of them? When you can truly put yourself in other countries shoes,then you start to see why we aren't the most popular of people. I want to listen to everyone and anyone from this country or anywhere else in the world.Not try to shut them up. We only learn from others when we bother to hear what they are saying to us. Non-US citizens,keep talking and sharing with us,please.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo


Too many times on this website I've seen someone with an agenda that is not American and it's obvious because they don't know English.

This isn't board Business.

And people who speak English have the biggest agendas.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: [post=18254890]mattsawaufo[/post

Not another grammar cop...

Question: What do you say when you're comforting the Grammar Police?

Answer. There, Their, They're



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

Us rodents and felines do think the same.




posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:34 PM
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I have used whom as well. I'm not a teacher and I was born and raised in the US!



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: mattsawaufo

It is "WHOM were you referring?' Not "WHO...and TO"



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:36 PM
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Theres people here from all over the world ..
Not all of us speak english as our native language .. my native language is japanese.
Also speak chinese ( mandarin , cantonese and hokkien ) .. vietnamese ..

O.P must be american as they always refuse to learn other languages and demand everyone speak english



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: mattsawaufo
Too many times on this website I've seen someone with an agenda that is not American and it's obvious because they don't know English.

They use the word "whom" for example, only people here that teach or majored in English in college use the word whom. They actually think they are fluent when they're not. You're not fooling us.


Not sure what you mean be an American agenda. That could end up being a dogmatic stereotype.
edit on 7-8-2014 by Gianfar because: to whom it may concern-grammar



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

I have noticed this strange misuse of "whom" a lot on ATS, and nowhere else. It's really weird.

For example they write things like:

"The people whom believe this kind of thing are nothing but sheep!"

It's really jarring. It's almost like they think "whom" is a special posh version of "who" that intelligent people use, or something.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: Expat888


O.P must be american as they always refuse to learn other languages and demand everyone speak english

American Exceptionalism makes no exceptions.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: mattsawaufo

It is "WHOM were you referring?' Not "WHO...and TO"



Kudos to you. You are the exact reason I never point out spelling and/or grammar mistakes. I know mine are horrid. Those who do it should have no mistakes in their own OP's. It's kind of embarrassing when that happens...





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