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AzH

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#1 14 years ago

Your opinions please Ladies and Gentlemen, on people who have a predilection for abusing the English language. I'm not talking about an innocuous typing error or even 'leet speak', but the inability of obviously intelligent people here to construct their posts in line with proper grammar and structure.

There are many people on these boards who do not have English as a first language, yet these people seem to have a better grasp of how to construct a readable post than many for whom English is the mother tongue. When I see a post typed by someone from America, Canada or Great Britain which isn't presented in an easily understood format I tend to overlook it. This isn't because I dispute the validity of the reply, but because it takes me some time to actually understand what the hell that person is trying to say.

Please, those of you that this alludes to, spare a thought for your foreign cousins who do not have a mastery of English when you post, and at least try to make sense. . .




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#2 14 years ago

I agree. I find it extremely annoying that some of your teachers are teachers. If they cannot teach you the basic steps of the English language, they should not be teachers. They are in fact not really teaching. Your parents should be smacked across the forehead for allowing you to improperly use the English language. You should be smacked if you use 1337, just because 1337 annoys me.

Gangsters and slang talking people are a whole knew class. They are just uber-retarded.




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#3 14 years ago

For alot of us, it is easier, especially when typing rapidly, to cut parts of the language out.

It is also done because it is 'cool'.

Many people just prefer to use proper English for the ability to use it properly and explore all of its subtlties.

It is very arrogant to think that everyone will understand our compromises of language.




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#4 14 years ago

I don't see it as cool. More like retarded. The English language is not that hard to understand.




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#5 14 years ago
IrrelevantThe English language is not that hard to understand.

This is true. My first language is Cantonese but I have been speaking English for over ten years. I someday hope to move to England or America to practice medicine.

Perhaps as a consequence of having to study a language rather than picking it up since birth I have developed a better grasp of the correct usage of English than many others to whom English is natural.




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#6 14 years ago

I would not move to England. They actually pay you a large amount of money if you are in medicine in America. Good doctors make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year here.




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#7 14 years ago
IrrelevantI would not move to England. They actually pay you a large amount of money if you are in medicine in America. Good doctors make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year here.

I have extended family in London. That is why I am considering it.




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#8 14 years ago

People in America, Canada, and the UK have a perfect grasp of English. We choose to use "high English" or "Perfect English" for formal types of things. Here in Gamingforums, it is easier to just use slang, cut things out, and change it around a bit. It's more of a relaxed environment...

That's very cool that you're aspire to be a doctor Excession, the best of luck to ya! :)




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#9 14 years ago

IMO, as long as the information is understood by the receiver it does not really matter.




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#10 14 years ago

If you work for a private hospital in england you can get much more money than with the NHS.

Yeh I agree some abbreviations are all right but constructing huge sentences outa them is quite retarded.