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Stop Smooshing words together in serious discussions

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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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Dear people of the English tongue,

I know it is an ever moving thing and I can understand teenagers doing it who only seem to be able to think in 150 character sound bites but the news? Serious reporting of current events? You are speaking allowed to viewers. You have time to speak in full, grammatically correct sentences.

So why on earth are people speaking of a 'Brexit' If you are on Twitter fine, use it, but aloud? Is your tongue so lazy and ill trained from saying words like 'totes', 'Ridic' and 'Bradgelina' that you can no longer enunciate "B-R-I-T-I-S-H E-X-I-T" in full? 'GREXIT' for when Greece were leaving.

What's next "Later tonight we report from Calais where there is a mondo totes ridic situ happening"?

Am I being too much of a Henry Higgins?
I think it cheapens everything, and so, in some circumstances I don't think it is acceptable.


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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific
You are correct. I will admit to saying LOL actually saying that as a word. Probably a bad habit.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:17 PM
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It could be, like, worse and um, stuff. People could, like, just not try at all with the, like, clear, um, sentences. YKWIM? All full of, like, unnecessary teen-speak, you know?

I'm ok with abbreviations and acronyms. L337speak drives me nuts, that would be worse than acronyms and abbreviations, in my opinion.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: Iamnotadoctor
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Countless grammatical errors in your post.
Deep irony.
The earth cringes.




I don't really think she called for people to follow the Borzoi handbook for writers, just to not be so lazy.


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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Why?
I'm personally looking forwards to indyref2, not sure how rUK will feel about it though.


It is kind of annoying though, I'll admit that.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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originally posted by: Iamnotadoctor
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Countless grammatical errors in your post.
Deep irony.
The earth cringes.



She wasn't talking about grammatical errors. She was talking about the "need" in our modern society to shorthand the English language.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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I would spell out WTF, GTFO, FUBAR, but I think the acronyms get the point across. Besides it's against the T&C....

smoosh?



I do get tired of OMFG however. But when in Rome [cyberworld] do as the Romans do, eh?
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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

I was going to agree with you until I realized that I too, use those accursed abbreviations.

As an older man it does save time though I can see how it is annoying.

Apologies.

(I use "imho" quite often)



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Iamnotadoctor
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Countless grammatical errors in your post.
Deep irony.
The earth cringes.




I don't really think she called for people to follow the Borzoi handbook for writers, just to not be so lazy.


You can't have it both ways. If you're going to criticize grammar, you need to use correct grammar yourself. If you do not, you fall into the category of those you criticize. That is at best ironic, and at worst makes a mockery of your own post. Pot, meet kettle.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy




As an older man it does save time though..




How does that work? Do you have to do everything faster the older you get?



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: DBCowboy




As an older man it does save time though..




How does that work? Do you have to do everything faster the older you get?


Arthritis takes its toll. Sorry, I suppose I could have worded it more clearly.



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:35 PM
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originally posted by: beansidhe
a reply to: DBCowboy




As an older man it does save time though..




How does that work? Do you have to do everything faster the older you get?



No, I can't speak for DB but slow and easy is my MO. uh oh another acronymn....Modus Operandy LOL
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posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: Iamnotadoctor

A couple of things,

1. I didn't claim to be a grammar geek
2. This is a rant thread so I typed it as I was saying it in my head. A rant tends to be a short irrational outburst you just need to get off your chest.
3.I think the earth would cringe more at the use of the word 'BREXIT' than my failure to use words correctly.

I use all the right words but not necessarily in the right order- Eric Morecambe (ish)



posted on Mar, 6 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

This thread is not about grammar it is about made up new words like 'Brexit', instead of saying 'British Exit'.



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