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    Squidders Full Member

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    y do ppl write like they r on a mobile phn on posts?

    Can we ban it or install a plugin to correct this or simply throw things at people who do it? :f: :eek:T: :z: :eek:\\: :aargh4: :soapbox: :boot: :AR15firin :tw: :badputer: :yuck: :thumbs_do :hmmm: :smashfrea :slap:
     
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  3. Lithril

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    dunno wot ur talkin bout
     
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    you are goin' down for that one! :roll:
     
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    Guys and gals on here come from lots of different places, and many people spell how they talk and say the words, expecially our bretheren from over seas, Y Diss ppl for t way dey type dude :?: :rolmao: :wink:
     
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    Well, if someone is having problems with the language I have infinite patience because my grasp of other languages is nil... I just can't do it.

    But, it's just lazy and that makes it a little rude really, it's like holding a conversation and the other person just drifts away at the end of each sentense because they can't be bothered. It just drives me nuts because it's so normal and acceptable to be lazy. And it takes three passes for me to understand it so it's being lazy at my expense.

    And another thing *shakes fist* :wink:
     
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    It takes more time for me to write in mobile language than normal english like right now. :roll: So i'll continue the normal english. :biggthump
     
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    I think you make a good point Squidders - the purpose of posting on the forum is to communicate and the burden of being clear is initially on the poster. However, I don't think that anyone can come up with any rules to control this or banning those that use it "txt speak".

    Remember, each an every member has the power not to read a post, to ignore members who they don't feel contribute anything valuable (the opposite of a buddy list) and to give positive and negative reputation.
     
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    Can we call upon them a plague of locusts Adi?
     
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    Just an observation, but a lot of foreign language speakers may not be able to read txt spk posts at all, which just adds to the rudeness of using it...
     
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    :rolmao: :biggthump
     
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    Solidarity Emma :wink:

    I didn't want to start a campaign though... I just felt like a mini-rant
     
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    It's a rant I always tend to take a little too far... it comes from being around students too much ya know. ;)
     
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    I don't use "txt talk"...my posts may look like I do, but thats sheer bad spelling on my part! :eek:):

    But if txt talk is not correct English, what about the little Smilies?
     
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    good point.. isnt
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    txt talk??
     
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    good point.. isnt
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    txt talk??
     
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    Consider this quote by "Siegfried Farnon" (Robert Hardy) when admonishing his brother "Tristan" during an episode of "All Creatures Great and Small" who had been trying to avoid providing a clear answer to a question:

    "...English is the richest language in the world; every delicate nuance of the human condition is capable of the most exact and subtle definition....."

    With thanks to James Herriot....we've no excuses.
     
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    I find text speak to be rude.

    It is a duty to try and write properly. My typing and spelling may let me down but text talk is simply lazy. Bushcraft is not about taking the easy way out.
     
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    I totally agree about the txt talk. I'm sure I spend longer trying to decipher it than it takes to write it !!

    As to the little smilies(Emoticons), I find them helpful when replying to posts, because I can say one thing as a joke and without the benefit of a :lol: some people may think I'm serious :nono: see what i mean? they are a modern addition to grammar and help in these short replies.

    Cheers,

    Martin

    p.s. if all else fails there is a spellcheck button added to this page right next to the preview button when you reply to a post. (Very useful when you've had a few sherberts like i've just had !!!)
     
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    I refuse to accept "txt talk" on msn. I can see the point on a phone where you only have 10keys to enter words but come on. It's not slow to type in normal english. I know my spelling isn't up to much but I make an effort.

    it's the though that counts guys (and gals)
     

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