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hi_stik
10-16-2006, 09:40 AM
Dear fellow forum enthusiasts:


Please exercise some self-control when typing in forums, beginning with, and focusing on, the difference between "lose" and "loose". This is the most irritating thing in the entire English speaking world.

1. "LOSE" is what you do when you don't win, or cease to control something, or bring something to destruction or ruin. It's primary antonyms are "WIN", or "FIND".

2. "LOOSE" is when something is not rigidly fastened or securely attached. Also when something or someone is free from a state of confinement or obligation. It's primary antonyms are "TIGHT" or "CONNECTED"...

It's not hard, gentlemen, to slow down and hit the appropriate keystrokes. Let's all fight internet English degradation, one forum at a time...

VF51_Flatspin
10-16-2006, 09:55 AM
Well for those who are born to English this is a relatively simple request. However, many who post here are not native English speakers and I can give a LOT of leeway for folks who take on the English language as a second.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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RedToo
10-16-2006, 10:20 AM
I agree. To me poor English is very annoying. But then what the heck so is life.

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hi_stik
10-16-2006, 10:23 AM
I should have made it a point to note that I understand completely that non-native speakers are likely to not grasp the nuance of this mis-spelling, this is entirely aimed at those of us who are native Anglophones. What a silly word...anglophones...

actionhank1786
10-16-2006, 10:27 AM
I've gotta say, as someone who speaks english only (and at times, quite poorly) and only took about 2 years of German in high school. I can forgive anyone who makes mistakes taking english on as a 2nd language.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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llaneilian
10-16-2006, 10:35 AM
Let us also ensure that we post our messages in the correct forum!

Chuck_Older
10-16-2006, 10:38 AM
Loose and lose are not the most annoying things in English. The wanton over-use of the apostrophe when used for simple pluaralisation is the most annoying, and its become accepted. I read in print, on producst made in the USA:

"Hold can so content's spray away from user"

OK, we can't speak the language. Correcting spelling and grammar on the internet is a little like shouting at clouds- kinda n-v-t-s nvts

WB_Outlaw
10-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Even more annoying than everything else above is the use of the word "past" for "passed". I just read an article written by a very educated (and high dollar) attorney in which she wrote about her dog that "...past away..." recently.

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initjust
10-16-2006, 12:25 PM
And assuming that every native English speaker is as well educated as you are might also be annoying.

The fact of the matter is that there are those who are very bright and capable yet not educated or learned in proper grammer, spelling and word usage.

Being annoyed by anything is a choice you make.

You can "chose" to be annoyed if you want to or you can just suck it up and not worry about it or feel the need to correct someone else's usage of the English language.

Now, if this were an English class and you were the instructor that would be an entirely different scenario.

But it isn't and you ain't.

joeap
10-16-2006, 01:50 PM
Well I see nothing wrong with trying to use proper English. No excuse for native speakers IMHO.

sledgehammer2
10-16-2006, 05:23 PM
I agree completely. I respect the non-english speakers and understand their limitations, but in the case of everyone else it gets annoying. I just chalk it up to people not caring. I am glad to see that I am not the only one that notices it.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VW-IceFire
10-16-2006, 05:27 PM
I tend to find that alot of non-native English speakers are more away of the nuances of the language than native speakers. I'm not perfect and don't spend alot of time typing out messages online but I'd love to see some attempts at things like the use of periods to end sentences and paragraphs to divide things up a bit.

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10-16-2006, 10:08 PM
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madsarmy
10-17-2006, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by RedToo:
I agree. To me poor English is very annoying. But then what the heck so is life.

RedToo.

That?s funny! When I was at school we were always told never to start a sentence with But.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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timholt
10-17-2006, 02:21 AM
losen up guys

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Bearcat99
10-17-2006, 05:20 AM
Well I must say this is a nice departure from the usual fix my ****** whine thread. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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10-17-2006, 05:33 AM
LOL....oops sorry. Laugh Out Loud.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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10-17-2006, 06:30 AM
Arse bandits.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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10-17-2006, 06:34 AM
If everyone would just quite down, then teh original poster might get there point accross...to Bearcat! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif


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catahoulak-9
10-17-2006, 07:29 AM
Your knot write.

Persecutor_352
10-17-2006, 08:22 AM
Your knot write.

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hi_stik
10-17-2006, 08:46 AM
Akronnick

Your joke rulz. I are laughing out loud. Never LOOSE "you're" cents of humor.

Flying_Nutcase
10-20-2006, 06:13 AM
To me the most annoying and common she-ite is the diabolical use of "your" and "you're" by native speakers of English.

It's gotten so common now that I think teachers must actually be teaching it incorrectly, in which case there's no hope at all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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juryman03
10-20-2006, 11:35 AM
You should of known better.

catahoulak-9
10-22-2006, 08:09 AM
Hay Nutcase, your write.

cpirrmann
10-30-2006, 09:02 AM
Most English teachers in the U.S. arent' ualified to teach the subject. (I said most not all, and I don't know about the other English speaking countries). Also, a lot comes from laziness bred from using computers. Too many people rely on spell check, etc. to find their mistakes, so they don't proffread, especially, newspapers and publications. The internet is another ballgame and I'm guilty of this one; fat fingering or typos and not catching them or too lazy to correct them. Quite I often, I see them just as I click 'SEND' or 'POST'. Oh well, sic transit gloria mundi.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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10-30-2006, 09:11 AM
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Yambretta
10-30-2006, 09:39 AM
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These posts are great with people moaning about spelling then having massive typo's in their posts.

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Cadet_Bobo
10-30-2006, 06:11 PM
THEY'RE over THERE with THEIR families. The words sound the same but have very specific correct spellings depending on context and use, one being a contraction of "they are", one being possesive and the other an adverb. Incredibly commonly miss-spelled by native English speakers.
So they're :0

AKA_TAGERT
10-30-2006, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by hi_stik:
Dear fellow forum enthusiasts:


Please exercise some self-control when typing in forums, beginning with, and focusing on, the difference between "lose" and "loose". This is the most irritating thing in the entire English speaking world.

1. "LOSE" is what you do when you don't win, or cease to control something, or bring something to destruction or ruin. It's primary antonyms are "WIN", or "FIND".

2. "LOOSE" is when something is not rigidly fastened or securely attached. Also when something or someone is free from a state of confinement or obligation. It's primary antonyms are "TIGHT" or "CONNECTED"...

It's not hard, gentlemen, to slow down and hit the appropriate keystrokes. Let's all fight internet English degradation, one forum at a time... Sorry.. you LOST me.. what are you asking for?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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IF WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER.. THAN WHAT THE H IS YOUR QUESTION?
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NAFP_supah
10-30-2006, 10:51 PM
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AKA_TAGERT
10-31-2006, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
Grammar is for snotty liberals, I spell with my heart! Agreed 100%<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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IF WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER.. THAN WHAT THE H IS YOUR QUESTION?
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leitmotiv
10-31-2006, 08:22 AM
Spelling and grammar are necessary for clear communication. It is hard enough to make yourself understood with mastery of both due to various wiring problems in the human brain and the ghastly hormones of the species. The heart was not really designed for communication and you get no points in life for feeling.

AKA_TAGERT
10-31-2006, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Spelling and grammar are necessary for clear communication. It is hard enough to make yourself understood with mastery of both due to various wiring problems in the human brain and the ghastly hormones of the species. The heart was not really designed for communication and you get no points in life for feeling. Yes, try that approach on prom night.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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IF WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER.. THAN WHAT THE H IS YOUR QUESTION?
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NAFP_supah
11-02-2006, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Spelling and grammar are necessary for clear communication. It is hard enough to make yourself understood with mastery of both due to various wiring problems in the human brain and the ghastly hormones of the species. The heart was not really designed for communication and you get no points in life for feeling.

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11-02-2006, 05:38 PM
oh for f-sake

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M2morris
11-02-2006, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by hi_stik:
Dear fellow forum enthusiasts:


Please exercise some self-control when typing in forums, beginning with, and focusing on, the difference between "lose" and "loose". This is the most irritating thing in the entire English speaking world.

1. "LOSE" is what you do when you don't win, or cease to control something, or bring something to destruction or ruin. It's primary antonyms are "WIN", or "FIND".

2. "LOOSE" is when something is not rigidly fastened or securely attached. Also when something or someone is free from a state of confinement or obligation. It's primary antonyms are "TIGHT" or "CONNECTED"...

It's not hard, gentlemen, to slow down and hit the appropriate keystrokes. Let's all fight internet English degradation, one forum at a time...
You got any cheese to go with that Whine? Holy Gee man this is Pacific FIGHTER's forum, not Pacific Whiner's. Cut the **** and go shoot somthin down.

WOLFMondo
11-03-2006, 05:00 PM
I recommend teh original poster reads Feersum Endjinn by Iain M banks.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VF51_Flatspin
11-07-2006, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by Yambretta:
These posts are great with people moaning about spelling then having massive typo's in their posts.

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knightflyte
11-07-2006, 06:18 PM
I don't speak they're language so when I travel over their I find it difficult to understand what there saying.

knightflyte
11-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
I tend to find that alot of non-native English speakers are more away of the nuances of the language than native speakers. I'm not perfect and don't spend alot of time typing out messages online but I'd love to see some attempts at things like the use of periods to end sentences and paragraphs to divide things up a bit.



LOL Icefire.... you reminded me of one of the funniest replies to a post I've ever seen.

Someone was asking or complaining about something. It was the first post in the topic, and the sentence structure just rambled on and on. The writer used no punctuation and very few capital letters.

The FIRST reply to the topic was "I believe you dropped these.

............................. ,,,, ........

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11-10-2006, 04:01 PM
Ghey.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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