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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:42 pm 
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A general rule I learned for writing as well as public speaking (which I do regularly) is that typically, less is more.


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When writing, less is more.


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A general rule I learned for writing as well as public speaking (which I do regularly) is that typically, less is more.


Sorted for you :lol: ...


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When writing, less is more.



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Commas in the correct place too :lol:

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Nice to see commas being put to good use.

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The one thing that I have noticed about this current generation is that they were not taught anything about grammar. The English language is now going through some terrible changes due to this. Have you noticed the new 'words' that are being added to the dictionary? In a few more years it will be a different language from what we grew up with. I don't know how many times I have read an article in a paper or online in which the wrong word was used, such as your vs you're. I don't know who was supposed to proofread for them but they dropped the ball.

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An american lecturing on english grammar and creating new words? Now that's what I call ferric. :lol:

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I'm holding both hands up, here.

I can be wordy but I'm a busy, working Mum so I have to write a long post as I haven't got time to write a short one. I often get responses of, "TLDR" (too long, didn't read) to my waffling on social media.

I'll also occasionally make words up if I can't think of one that fits perfectly. My best one was "spomfortable," describing a 650 Burgman we had when I was pregnant, combining speedy with superbly comfortable. OK, it was awful and unnecessary (the made-up word, not the Burgman) but it made sense when I was pregnant and hormonal.

I'm OCD about spelling and grammar but for the most part I ignore it if something is at least vaguely readable. I'm also guilty of not proofreading my own writing enough.


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No, I did not grow up in England, so "proper" English my be somewhat suggestive. However, No matter where we are there is a "proper", and it was taught to us. It seems somewhat obvious that it was NOT taught to the last few generations, so now we get to read and wonder... wonder who the heck taught these idiots how to write.

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No, I did not grow up in England, so "proper" English my be somewhat suggestive. However, No matter where we are there is a "proper", and it was taught to us. It seems somewhat obvious that it was NOT taught to the last few generations, so now we get to read and wonder... wonder who the heck taught these idiots how to write.


I beg to differ. I'm 31 and I was definitely taught grammar, punctuation and spelling at senior school.


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A big difference is that some of us are using a full PC and some are using a phone. I can be far more wordy on a keyboard, and my buddy the little red squiggle will often save my bacon with spelling (but not always; see http://cavern.uark.edu/~arnold/Other/ZarOde.pdf). There is much haste in the world - we think quickly and type quickly and hit the SUBMIT button far too quickly, and, oh well, a typo is committed to electrons forever. I'm with Jenny - we have to cut our compatriots slack and let things slide.

Unless, of course, something is too funny to resist....

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However, No matter where we are there is a "proper", and it was taught to us


So long as the other person understands what you mean the purpose of language is achieved.
What we were taught is not what people were taught in times gone by and it is not what will be taught in the future.
Language is fluid and it changes over time.
Just look at any of the works of Shakespeare, it is impenetrable gobbledygook.

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Nice to see commas being put to good use.


LOL - I spent some time in the 60's touring Europe in a comma, just like this:
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I totes agree Mel


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:lol: gobbledygook :lol: Love it!!



Which is a relatively new word that Shakespeare wouldn’t have understood :lol:

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Which is a relatively new word that Shakespeare wouldn’t have understood :lol:



I'm sure that Shakespeare would have understood the word 'which'! It's not a new word at all.......
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Which is a relatively new word that Shakespeare wouldn’t have understood :lol:



I'm sure that Shakespeare would have understood the word 'which'! It's not a new word at all.......
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I know that there are good reasons for some of the mistakes made in grammar, especially since some of these computers and tablets have a strange sense of humor, and they change words just as you are about to press's the submit button. However, I am speaking of those who write a sentence that takes the reader several tries to figure out what the writer was trying to say. Many of the words used aren't even real words that could or should be used in the general population. I am talking about writings that should not be put out for public discernment.

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When I'm using Viber app chat on my Note 3, "wifi" is always auto-corrected to "wife". You won't believe how many times that has gotten me into trouble.


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Oh I would. For some reason my new Samsung phone insists on changing the word 'you' to 'yo u'. Why?? ...Just because it wants to?
...and this tablet I am using right now continues to change words at random.
However, accepting that these devices make mistakes for us, that does not excuse bad penmanship and inept spelling. There is a difference between 'there' and 'their'...and 'they're', for heaven's sake!

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