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Spitf_ACE
05-20-2005, 03:37 AM
I know, do you? http://jm.g.free.fr/smileys/ubbloco.gif

Spitf_ACE
05-20-2005, 03:37 AM
I know, do you? http://jm.g.free.fr/smileys/ubbloco.gif

ImpStarDuece
05-20-2005, 03:40 AM
Yes, but i'm not telling.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
05-20-2005, 03:44 AM
I don't believe you prove it

major_setback
05-20-2005, 04:12 AM
Theyre's really no reason for not getting this right!

Feathered_IV
05-20-2005, 04:28 AM
What again?

JG52Uther
05-20-2005, 04:32 AM
Its a British plot to thwart invaders,its worked fo hundreds of years.

PBNA-Boosher
05-20-2005, 05:07 AM
They're all fiddling their violins over there.

BBB_Hyperion
05-20-2005, 05:42 AM
There their stuff and they're there ?

MEGILE
05-20-2005, 05:55 AM
Quick, somebody post a picture of Hitler holding an Oxford English Dictionary.

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Spitf_ACE
05-20-2005, 06:26 AM
Is it just me, or does this Autobot/Decepticon gif speed up the longer you look at it?

http://img286.echo.cx/img286/8198/switch8pk.gif

Crazy_Goanna
05-20-2005, 06:50 AM
It all depends on the tense and data input. The things we put our time to postng while waiting for the wizard of OZ to deliver us our promised goodies in the form of patch 4.0 is remarkable,we could be better of firing electrons at each other and claiming kill status in our visual electron powered aircraft. All power to perceived boredom and the promise of things to come in the form of NEW TOYS!

ploughman
05-20-2005, 06:56 AM
To or too? The plot thickens.

Crazy_Goanna
05-20-2005, 07:07 AM
Surely you mean to, too or two for those who need all forms of the sound!

ploughman
05-20-2005, 07:18 AM
It just got 50% bigger. Now what're we goanna do?

Spitf_ACE
05-20-2005, 09:29 AM
Apparently:

TO/TOO/TWO

People seldom mix €œtwo€ up with the other two; it obviously belongs with words that also begin with TW, like €œtwice€ and €œtwenty€ that involve the number 2. But the other two are confused all the time. Just remember that the only meanings of €œtoo€ are €œalso€ ("I want some ice cream too.") and €œin excess€ ("Your walkman is playing too loudly.") Note that extra O. It should remind you that this word has to do with adding more on to something. €œTo€ is the proper spelling for all the other uses.

ploughman
05-20-2005, 10:10 AM
That guy?

tigertalon
05-20-2005, 10:39 AM
Ok,

English is my 3rd language and sometimes I really wonder, is this by mistake or on purpose, like tonite for example... Usually you can figure it out from the text, but anyway...

carguy_
05-20-2005, 11:16 AM
What about its,it`s,it is ?

SlickStick
05-20-2005, 11:51 AM
And of course, your and you're. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

LStarosta
05-20-2005, 01:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SlickStick:
And of course, your and you're. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, our brilliant linguists from Alabama devised the perfect solution to that dilemma:

"Yer"

As is the solution to the "Fore,Four,For" question:

"Fer"

Ankanor
05-20-2005, 02:07 PM
I needed some time before figuring what "ain't" stands for. Especially when you hear it said as "en"
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And while we're onthe subject, what about his, he's, hiss and hiz(is the last one a word, actually?)

Tully__
05-20-2005, 02:12 PM
Also threw/through & bow/bough.

...and on a slightly different note:

Through, though, bough, enough, trough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

NetDaemon
05-20-2005, 03:02 PM
One thing that´s really beginning to annoy me is the increase in use of "would of" instead of the grammatically correct "would have".

Stuff like that makes life really hard for non-native english speakers like myself.

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Tallyho1961
05-20-2005, 03:13 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Spitf_ACE:
Is it just me, or does this Autobot/Decepticon gif speed up the longer you look at it?

http://img286.echo.cx/img286/8198/switch8pk.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

How long do I have to stare at it before it accelerates?

boxmike
05-20-2005, 03:36 PM
Hang on, I'm on it...
Just leave 'T' away. 'Here'...'Heir'...'Hey're'..mm maybe 'H' off, that would make 'Eyre'.
Right, thats...It's fightin' Hugh O'Donnell and Earl of Tyrone again after four centuries http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

- box

Taylortony
05-20-2005, 03:46 PM
One knows but I am afraid I don't take much care in prouncing my English correctly in here, after all our beautiful lanquage has already been dumbed down by Bill Gates and the rest of his errrrrrmmmm countrymen, so blame them, it's THEIR fault............

Suppose It's my typing skills that let me down...... I do try to spell Programming correctly and not the dumbed down Microdross version.....

ploughman
05-20-2005, 03:58 PM
You'll gone done bought into the language...hang on...did I mean brought...uh, this horse walks into a bar...

NerdConnected
05-20-2005, 04:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Spitf_ACE:
I know, do you? http://jm.g.free.fr/smileys/ubbloco.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you a cunning linguist?

Taylortony
05-20-2005, 04:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NerdConnected:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Spitf_ACE:
I know, do you? http://jm.g.free.fr/smileys/ubbloco.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you a cunning linguist? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



That's a bit below the belt..

Spitf_ACE
05-20-2005, 05:33 PM
From the Uncyclopedia entry on Cunning Linguists (search on google if neccessary):

History

The cunning linguist movement, an offshoot of the more general neo-Marxist linguist movement of the early industrial age] was founded in 1927 by Terri Schiavo. It was forced to meet in secret at first because of widespread persecution being conducted in those days by feminists and Vikings. Gradually, however, the movement gained wider acceptance as the discovery of ***** emerged into pubic consciousness and more and more people experienced its tasty goodness.

Naturally, there were some, such as Karl Marx, who denounced the new movement as the work of capitalist pig "sleeper agents" working in the old Republic of Stalinasia. On June 12, 1929, however, a particularly cunning linguist slipped Marx some warm apple pie, and he became an instant convert.

wayno7777
05-20-2005, 08:39 PM
Through, threw, thru. Write, rite, right.
angle, angle, angle. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif Oops, different scheme. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

add: "A cunning, cunning linguist" from "Knocking at Your Back Door" by Deep Purple.

NerdConnected
05-21-2005, 12:31 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Spitf_ACE:
From the Uncyclopedia entry on Cunning Linguists (search on google if neccessary):

History

The cunning linguist movement, an offshoot of the more general neo-Marxist linguist movement of the early industrial age] was founded in 1927 by Terri Schiavo. It was forced to meet in secret at first because of widespread persecution being conducted in those days by feminists and Vikings. Gradually, however, the movement gained wider acceptance as the discovery of ***** emerged into pubic consciousness and more and more people experienced its tasty goodness.

Naturally, there were some, such as Karl Marx, who denounced the new movement as the work of capitalist pig "sleeper agents" working in the old Republic of Stalinasia. On June 12, 1929, however, a particularly cunning linguist slipped Marx some warm apple pie, and he became an instant convert. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I did not know there was a movement. Ther're organized?

;-)

ploughman
05-21-2005, 04:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I did not know there was a movement. Ther're organized? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


We're not sure if they're organised, if we had their address we could go over there and find out.

Spitf_ACE
05-21-2005, 04:40 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

major_setback
05-21-2005, 04:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I did not know there was a movement. Ther're organized? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


We're not sure if they're organised, if we had their address we could go over there and find out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


....'Organised' is a bit missleading, I think that the term 'movement' is more descriptive... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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Monson74
05-21-2005, 07:47 AM
Fog, fork & er..

ploughman
05-21-2005, 07:58 AM
Organised or not, I'm sure we can lick 'em.

reverendkrv1972
05-21-2005, 08:03 AM
If you can get close enough to it you can lick it,so in effect you could almost lick absolutely anything & everything.

I once licked my mates dog to return the favour.
I don't (Do not....Donut?)recommend it.

Rev

Clan_Graham
05-21-2005, 08:27 AM
Which witch is which who will write the right rite about the wright who sold his cache for cash?

Monson74
05-21-2005, 09:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by reverendkrv1972:
If you can get close enough to it you can lick it,so in effect you could almost lick absolutely anything & everything.

I once licked my mates dog to return the favour.
I don't (Do not....Donut?)recommend it.

Rev </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Then you should nut, nod... not dew... do it as(s) you no... know how the effect affects you.

ploughman
05-21-2005, 09:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I once licked my mates dog to return the favour. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Your mate licked your dog, so you licked his...tit for tat pet licking, who knows where it might end?

han freak solo
05-21-2005, 09:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
Organised or not, I'm sure we can lick 'em. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
after all our beautiful lanquage has already been dumbed down by Bill Gates and the rest of his errrrrrmmmm countrymen, so blame them, it's THEIR fault............ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sorry about that. I try to counteract it. But, texting and rap music have changed things a bit.