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Using proper English on the internet Thoughts?

Alz

Posted 01 October 2006 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE(Pete @ Oct 1 2006, 09:40 PM) View Post

I type properly in fully structured sentences at all times. And I still type faster with one hand than the rest of my school does with two. For example, here is exactly what someone on my MSN contact list has for a display name right now:

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lol cami ya dik campin wiz sum laf lol


Obviously blocked. I block anyone who doesn't type at least partially properly. Spell "you" with a y and an o and you've got my attention for another five seconds. Deciphering 1337-speak is not worth my effort.


An elitist attitude to the whole thing doesn't help either. wink.gif

They just need a little nudge in the right direction, not shot down outright.

Pete

Posted 01 October 2006 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE(Switch @ Oct 1 2006, 09:49 PM) View Post

An elitist attitude to the whole thing doesn't help either. wink.gif

They just need a little nudge in the right direction, not shot down outright.


If I know them, and they're not just someone that randomly adds me that I have no idea who they are (as often happens), I'll let them know that I hate people typing like that, and they should make an effort to type properly. But if they're just a ned with no purpose in life, ignoring them completely works fine for me.

coca

Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:07 PM

It really depends on who I'm talking to, some people feel intimidated by correct grammar and stuff because it looks all official. Most of the time I don't capitalize, and I don't use periods at the end of single sentences (if I'm typing a paragraph, then yeah, I'll use a period to separate). With you guys I feel obliged to type like this, whereas on more casual forums my posts would probably take a different form entirely ;D

Also, I do like a good ROFL. ohmy.gif!

ermd

Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:54 PM

zomg roflol huh.gif rolleyes.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif ph34r.gif biggrin.gif

John

Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:59 PM

QUOTE(coca @ Oct 4 2006, 06:07 PM) View Post

It really depends on who I'm talking to, some people feel intimidated by correct grammar and stuff because it looks all official. Most of the time I don't capitalize, and I don't use periods at the end of single sentences (if I'm typing a paragraph, then yeah, I'll use a period to separate). With you guys I feel obliged to type like this, whereas on more casual forums my posts would probably take a different form entirely ;D

Also, I do like a good ROFL. ohmy.gif!



You code too much.

as "." thats is a full stop, not what americans think is a "period".

Blondie

Posted 04 October 2006 - 11:04 PM

I still call it a period. Easier to say than "full stop". tongue.gif

John

Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:39 AM

A period is an amount of time where something happens.

Not a full stop!

tongue.gif

linds

Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:49 AM

Not at all, a period is a lady issue.

My mum's friend used to refer to it as her "dot".

"I'm on my dot!"

How clever.

John

Posted 05 October 2006 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE(Lindsay @ Oct 5 2006, 09:49 AM) View Post

Not at all, a period is a lady issue.

My mum's friend used to refer to it as her "dot".

"I'm on my dot!"

How clever.


Yes, an amount of time during a roughly 4 week menstrual cycle.

The Wedge Effect

Posted 05 October 2006 - 03:38 PM

It's spelt as menstrual, and you forgot a comma in there, John! laugh.gif

John

Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE(The Wedge Effect @ Oct 5 2006, 04:38 PM) View Post

It's spelt as menstrual, and you forgot a comma in there, John! laugh.gif


What you going on about Jamie? rolleyes.gif

Pete

Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:40 PM

Haha, this board needs Edited By: legends tongue.gif

Alz

Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE(Pete @ Oct 5 2006, 09:40 PM) View Post

Haha, this board needs Edited By: legends tongue.gif


This board needs more straight-jackets and lollipops, judging by the above conversation.

John

Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(Pete @ Oct 5 2006, 09:40 PM) View Post

Haha, this board needs Edited By: legends tongue.gif


The board has them, but they are optional biggrin.gif

dondon

Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE(Switch @ Oct 5 2006, 09:56 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Pete @ Oct 5 2006, 09:40 PM) View Post

Haha, this board needs Edited By: legends tongue.gif


This board needs more straight-jackets and lollipops, judging by the above conversation.



If there were straight-jackets for everyone that needed them, no-one would be able to type so nothing would happen biggrin.gif

but i definetly agree with the lollypops bit, if anyone is thinking about increasing the lollypop count, i like the strawberry and cream ones smile.gif

oddbins

Posted 11 October 2006 - 06:32 PM

I usually hate it when people don't use proper grammer and spelling on the internet. It annoys me. But sometimes, when I'm being lazy, I don't type 'proper'.

kyle

Posted 05 November 2006 - 04:32 AM

Who the f0rk invented/came up with LOL?

What a dumb phrase.

Alz

Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:13 AM

QUOTE(kyle @ Nov 5 2006, 04:32 AM) View Post

Who the f0rk invented/came up with LOL?

What a dumb phrase.


Apparently it was invented mid-80s on Usenet, like everything else.

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