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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    Nothing is more annoying than spellcheck flagging every other word, because it's reset itself to the US dictionary, for the umpteenth time this week.
     
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    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    No mystery where the programmer was from.
     
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  3. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    Probably India. :D
     
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    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    I'm no expert, but I do know I didn't get to vote her in.
     
  8. beagle

    beagle Friend of Leo's

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    You could always leave and go somewhere else. Germany is quite nice.
     
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    I have a German surname, so I should fit in well there. Or, I could stay, and try to help build a fairer society.
     
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    Good luck with that. I'm out of this conversation as it breaks the rules.
     
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    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    Indeed. Do other people still use them? I do, but assume I'm in the extreme minority.
     
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    When I was in grade school, we were taught to use initial caps in titles. By the time I was in college, they had become passé in newspaper headlines.

    The past tense of hanging laundry is “hung,” but people are “hanged.” The past tense of “plead” is “pleaded,” not “pled.” However I almost never hear or see these used correctly in modern journalism, let alone common use. And don’t get me started on “comprise” or “myriad” or a bunch of other words people don’t know how to use anymore.

    Languages are living, evolving things. They change over time. That’s why we don’t speak Shakespearean English any more. It’s why there are “silent” letters in some words (they weren’t always silent, apparently spoken language evolves faster than spelled language). The only static languages are dead languages.

    It tends to bug me too when I see what I consider misuse, but I tell myself to relax, language gonna lang.
     
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    The most popular creative twists I saw in undergraduates' (and a few grad students') writing when I was tutoring them in the nineties were:

    - could of instead of could've
    - definately instead of definitely

    . . . followed in no particular order by:

    - there instead of they're or their
    - were instead of where
    - where instead of were
    - her's instead of hers
    - literally instead of figuratively

    But it's a brave new century, and now literally can mean figuratively. So they definately could of been literally ahead of there time.
     
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    They're still in book stores. They wouldn't be if no one bought them.

    Maybe grandparents buy them as graduation presents.
     
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    I found it pretentious and annoying......but lots of other folks seemed to dig it. ....
     
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    i LiKe To CaPiTaLiZe EvErY oThEr WoRd. KeEpS tHe ReAdErS iNtErEsT!!!!
     
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    Is eLnIdK Es eTcOr eCtO MmBeIsNsEa gTeWsO tSoE NyToEuNrC EpSals
     
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    Excellent and very encouraging point!
     
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    WAT?
     
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    Grammerly does all of my thinking for me...
     
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