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The level of literacy exhibited on these threads

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by bsman, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Afflicted

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    A lot of American English actually reflects earlier spellings in old English that were left behind in Britain

    US law has a lot of terms in it that are considered archaic in British law, just because they took a different turn in 1773

    I don't consider American English 'wrong' but it is often ungainly. Words like 'functionality' instead of 'function'
     

  2. Tony Done

    Tony Done Friend of Leo's

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    Not my understanding. - That US English has retained many archaisms that have been lost in UK-English, IOW, a 18th century Brit might be more comfortable with modern US English than Brit-English. This is certainly true of colonial Spanish (Castellano) as compared to modern Spanish. A well-known English example is "programme", which is a bit of Victorian pretension, "program" is older.
     
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  3. mauer62

    mauer62 Tele-Holic

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    What you talkin bout Willis?
     

  4. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
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    I'm of two minds about this. On the one hand, "functionality" is like "serviette." On the other hand, it may be a kind of careless exuberance, which I lyke very much.
     

  5. Raimonds

    Raimonds Tele-Meister

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    Hope you is understanding English is not some member's first language and sometimes I might sound funny :D
     
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  6. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Except when it is the British English that is ungainly. In the US you "orient yourself", in the UK you "orientate yourself".
     

  7. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara

    If we just talk louder, I'm sure all you furriners will understand us....

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  8. LongLiveRock54

    LongLiveRock54 Tele-Holic

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    That's some quotable stuff there! :) I like it!

    Agree! Now Craigslist. That's another matter unto itself....
     

  9. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    don't get mad at me, my english is self taught :p

    Sometimes I write horrible stuff, I know; I use "but" way too much.. being around the internet from some time now i've seen way worse :)

    cheers
     

  10. Raimonds

    Raimonds Tele-Meister

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    Lovely couple, who are they?
    TBH, I dont think English is problem here, language here is quite understandable, tonewood, tonestrings, tonepickups :)
     
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  11. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Recommend me some grammar web sites!
     

  12. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    Don't forget the ever-important toneglue:


    Other Materials
    The glue is a proprietary Type 1 glue that forms an everlasting bond, and enhances the tonal characteristics of the body.

    http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Zoot-Suit.aspx
     

  13. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Afflicted

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    I just don't like language to not communicate well or with flair

    Funny thing is, I use a lot of American inflexion, because I spent so long listening to Blues music. I think America has enhanced the language mainly, but corporatespeak/political correctness /codification of a jumbled language are usually of US origin and unwelcome
     
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  14. Honest Charley

    Honest Charley Tele-Holic

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    You will find them right behind "military intelligence"! :eek:
     

  15. Raimonds

    Raimonds Tele-Meister

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  16. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Lor-love-a-duck, don't bring political correctness into this thread!
     
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  17. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Everyone just chill out. The point of writing is to communicate. There are people using English as their second language and we don't want to discourage their participation in a subject that we all share and love. Furthermore, I believe texting has developed a new way to abbreviate our messages. Throw in the auto spell, and there is no going back.

    Kumbaya tele players, kumbaya.
     
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  18. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

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    Parts Unknown
    What, no cargo's?
     
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  19. Bendyha

    Bendyha Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2014
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    Epitaph in Eglwysilan; She always done her best.
    Charmant.
     

  20. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
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    When in doubt, there's alway's The Kang's English

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    Unknown Hinson
     

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