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hibidogrulez
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMrtn wrote:
Where are the proofreaders?

Probably correcting typos at wikipedia. But seriously, they've probably been removed due to budgetary concerns.

SMrtn wrote:
As if the decline in the teaching of spelling and arithmetic is a small thing.

Forgive me if I make any language errors in my reply (for I'm not a native), but language is a living, evolving thing. Trying to pin it down by applying rules top down (either through the school system or language comittees) is unproductive and, to be frank, a little insulting. The main purpose of a language is to make another person understand what you mean. Beyond that purpose, what gives anyone a right to tell another how to speak or write?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my pet peeves...those ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which proves the iron law of TH.
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SMrtn
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hibidogrulez wrote:
SMrtn wrote:
Where are the proofreaders?

Probably correcting typos at wikipedia. But seriously, they've probably been removed due to budgetary concerns.

SMrtn wrote:
As if the decline in the teaching of spelling and arithmetic is a small thing.

Forgive me if I make any language errors in my reply (for I'm not a native), but language is a living, evolving thing. Trying to pin it down by applying rules top down (either through the school system or language comittees) is unproductive and, to be frank, a little insulting. The main purpose of a language is to make another person understand what you mean. Beyond that purpose, what gives anyone a right to tell another how to speak or write?


It's okay, I'm not a grammar nazi type. More of a grammar observer.

While I agree that language evolves, and with that there is no issue. However, I take umbrage with the fact that those who use it with the levels of irresponsibility that warrant a good spanking, do not even understand the concepts they are shredding in the first place.

One knows the rules before one breaks them. Updating the language to conform to more enlightened rules is one thing, but lending credence to ignorance is another. Urban dictionary for the lose.
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