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#1 jasper

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:21 PM

Those of us who fall into the world of hi-tech should take note
of the importance of correct grammar.

I have noticed that many who text messages & e-mail, have
forgotten the "art" of capitalization.

Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack
off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 07:27 PM

"The importance of proper grammer."

The importance of proper what now? :P

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#3 19762802+2

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 08:33 PM

I thought that statement wasn't about capitalization but about punctuation, such as "Let's eat Grandma." as opposed to "Let's eat, Grandma."

Or this. :D


Edited by 19762802+2, 02 December 2010 - 08:35 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 08:40 PM

I like the following one I saw here:

Let's eat grampa.
Let's eat, grampa.

Yay punctuation!
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 08:41 PM

And what about commas?
That whole scenario has to do with the comma!

Help your Uncle Jack, off a horse.
vs.
Help your Uncle Jack off a horse.


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edit: Dang you for beating me Mario!

Edited by cockerstar, 02 December 2010 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 08:50 PM

I was just having the same conversation with my roommate, he thought I was just being gross.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:59 AM

Grammar.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 01:50 PM

I thought that statement wasn't about capitalization but about punctuation, such as "Let's eat Grandma." as opposed to "Let's eat, Grandma."

Or this. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG4UMxP3HsM&feature=player_embedded

Took me 2x to catch that. :)
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:00 PM

The one I've had quoted as a demonstration of the importance of commas is:

Lets eat out Grandma
vs
Lets eat out, Grandma.
I wanna go faster!

Sarcasm, among other things, can be hard to detect over the internet.


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Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:44 PM

if you stop think bout it iz amazin how many peoples do that thing here

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:28 PM

It's about time that individual groups start to battle the dumbing down of the masses and condoning sloppy communication habits.

We've already drawn the line here, but unfortunately there are some that get away with it.

I think that ANY post that does not use capitalization or uses 'texting' grammar/formatting should be sent to the Tools forum and locked - Period. No reason necessary - let them figure it out if they can.

Same thing with those that don't put a proper title/description.

I think that the rules should encourage every user to notify admins of posts that do not meet the standards - some forums have a capability of 'report this post' which would be nice, but don't know if available with this software.

I wish there were more forums that would adopt the basics that we have here - I get tired of dealing with people that may appear to be more ignorant than they really are - or perhaps they really are...

But what do I know, I've only put myself through school raised a family, have a grandson and am still getting several Microsoft Certifications a year at 56.

I personally do not text and have told my carrier not to even send text or data to my phone - that's what computers are for (screens on phones are too tiny for my eyes) and I refuse to appear dumb/lazy in my communications. The occasional contraction or regionalism for effect is quite all right and makes communications a bit less dry.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:16 PM

Brad, there's a report button on the bottom left of every post. I would also agree with you on how lazy we have gotten in communication. If you ask me, if you don't have a handle on your first (and often only) language, you simply do not know how to communicate, and that is a pretty depressing thought. I haven't perfected the English language, but I put an effort in.

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 01:57 AM

Thread stickied, errr, stuck. :2thumbs:

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:04 AM

I find using SMS is difficult as the repetitive hitting of the button to properly spell words takes a while. I'm getting good at it, and I'm off to buy my first touchscreen phone tonight (Nokia Clone here in Shanghai...) so I can 'stylize' (use a stylus...) and use proper words in my SMS's. (Texts to the uninitiated.)

Yes, I spell out 'see you later' or 'see ya!' I do NOT use 'C U L8R'... Can't grasp its nuances. Don't want to grasp the nuances. QWERTY boards are becoming standard, use them. Even on the phone!

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#18 Brad-ManQ45

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:39 PM

OOPS!

I never noticed the report button since the new software - guess we know where my head's been...
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Posted 26 December 2010 - 04:22 PM

The original example was incorrect. To assist your Uncle Jack in his effort to dismount from his horse, one should say:

"To help your Uncle Jack off of his horse"

The salient point is not the comma but the extra preposition, "of".

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Posted 26 December 2010 - 04:34 PM

Point taken :rolleyes: .

I beleive the OPERATIVE PHRASE, Jack off, is of the utmost importance :P




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