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01-27-2007 06:56 PM  10 years agoPost 21
Bart B

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I never used a computer,and fought it, until I registered on RR.Imagine that.

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01-27-2007 07:29 PM  10 years agoPost 22
carzan

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NERDS

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01-27-2007 07:41 PM  10 years agoPost 23
Furious Predator

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To, two, and too.
i know a guy at work who's name is Tutu
yes, just like the thing that a little girl would wear. and yes, he is as dumb as his name makes him sound

Shawn
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01-27-2007 07:43 PM  10 years agoPost 24
sharam

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reddragon, I applaud your effort but unfortunately it will fall on deaf ears.

I don't think most folks care about correct grammar, correct spelling, or correct use of the English language.

My favorite is, "I should of..." instead of, "I should have...."

BTW, I don't mind "U R" for "you are", or other IM contractions.

c u l8r!

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01-27-2007 07:52 PM  10 years agoPost 25
debogus

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witch instead of which

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01-27-2007 09:18 PM  10 years agoPost 26
Bill Collins

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At the rate we are going, Spanish will soon be the language in the U.S.
And lest we forget about "Ebonics"......





No witty signature at this time. Please check back later......

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01-27-2007 09:21 PM  10 years agoPost 27
9387ASH

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It's not only in the USA that the usage of the English Language is being degraded, here in the UK, teenagers have regressed back to caveman days ie grunting !!

I fear it has become endemic.

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01-27-2007 09:51 PM  10 years agoPost 28
3D Heli Ireland

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Dnt no wot u r talkin bout? lol

This is the teacher inside me talking by the way but "text speak" has alot to answer for......

Wooooo ..got that out of my system

Skookum Robotics,Sav�x, Motors and Servos,Optipower,SwitchGlo,CML st

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01-27-2007 10:24 PM  10 years agoPost 29
Big Chris

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I could care less ???

Now here is a phrase which always gets me confused.

If there is something I dont care very much for, for examples sake, lets say planks.In fact I care so little about them, I COULD'NT care less about them. Hence the expression:

"I could'nt care less about planks"

Now I can't help but notice that you guys across the pond would tend to say "I COULD care less about planks," when using the sentance to mean the same thing.

Can anyone tell me what I'm missing there?

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01-28-2007 12:16 AM  10 years agoPost 30
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I can't help but notice that you guys across the pond would tend to say "I COULD care less about planks,"
We're linguistically-impaired over here across the pond. Nada one cunning linguist amongus. The Queen's English -- isn't that what Elton John speaks?

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01-28-2007 12:25 AM  10 years agoPost 31
MPA

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"I could care less" is an intersting one.

I speculate that this indicates a varied approach to stating ones degree of caring.

"I couldn't care less", means that I care so little it would not be possible to care any less than I do.

This is an abrupt example of nill care.

As opposed to a sliughtly less final statement of the level of care.
IN
"I could care less" is perhaps stating that
I care very little, but with more information on thew topic given to me, I could be compelled to care a lot less than I do already.

This difference follow the generalisation that the English vocabulay used by Americans is generally more polite in intent than that used in Old Blighty, or here in the land Downunda.

Then again, perhaps
"I could care less" is a simple perversion of the term "I couldn't care less"

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01-28-2007 12:48 AM  10 years agoPost 32
VKGT

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Glad somebody else is bothered by poor grammar when reading threads!

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01-28-2007 12:49 AM  10 years agoPost 33
GimbalFan (RIP)

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a simple perversion of the term
Words to live by whether Yank, Blighty or Downunda.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

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01-28-2007 12:50 AM  10 years agoPost 34
Yug

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I find it frustrating when language is used incorrectly, such that it doesn't make sence. For example "Will you teach me ?" often gets said as "Will you learn me ?" what the fu**s that all about.

The phrase "I could care less" in many respects is correct with regard to it's meaning, although the use of 'could' kind of suggests that there is a possibility that the concern one expresses over something is more likely to be greater, and thereby inverting the meaning of the phrase. However, the interesting thing about the phrase "I could'nt care less" if expanded out: "I could not care less", reverses the intention of the word 'could' so the phrase becomes 'I do care less' or 'I do not care' = 'I don't care'
Bloody confusing.

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01-28-2007 12:52 AM  10 years agoPost 35
ant_mb

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You guys are out of YOU'RE freaking minds. I have seen TOO posts like this in the past, and IT'S gotten to me both times.

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01-28-2007 12:56 AM  10 years agoPost 36
Big Chris

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Why english is a pain to learn

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

They were too close to the door to close it.

The buck does funny things when the does are present.

To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

After a number of injections my jaw got number.

Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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01-28-2007 01:01 AM  10 years agoPost 37
Yug

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and the correct use of language can be even more confusing

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01-28-2007 01:09 AM  10 years agoPost 38
Droid

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Just thank yourselves that RJ isn't here posting!!

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01-28-2007 02:23 PM  10 years agoPost 39
Mr Fluffy

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I heard on the radio yesterday morning, a Deputy Head Teacher of a school quoted as saying:

"Once I'd learned them how to use the equipment, they done it themselves"

This guy is teaching (learning!) children!

For me, I usually let slip the grammar or spelling because even though the location that is stated for the person may be English speaking, that may not be their native language. I have a lot of respect for people that communicate in a foreign language no matter how bad it's written or spoken.

As English speakers, we are quite arrogant when it comes to foreign language. If they come to our country, they're expected to speak our language. If we go to their country, they're expected to speak our language.

Final pet peave

Of and Off....they don't even sound the same!



of course it's the same helicopter love. Would I lie to you ?

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01-28-2007 03:35 PM  10 years agoPost 40
helibandit

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Remember though that there is a difference between using it and knowing it. If im on the net typing in a forum i will usualy type just good enough to where people wont have any trouble figuring out what i wrote, and this is only cause i COULDNT care less about what anyone thinks about my use of words on the friggin internet.

The only time you can have too much fuel is when your on fire

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