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Lt. Commander
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# 51
02-09-2010, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by VainEldritch View Post
My pet peeve on forum spelling: the use "then" when one should be using "than"... *shudders with rage*

The number of times I read "this is more then enough" when it should be rightly "this is more than enough", makes me foam with rabid linguistic indignation and call down imperications upon the offender.

/goose-steps off waving arms like Benito Mussolini

yet it is a pain ... they should be shot than drawn and quartered :p
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# 52
02-09-2010, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Shotmagnet
yet it is a pain ... they should be shot than drawn and quartered :p
*sound of approaching goose-steps*

Don't make me do it...

:p
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# 53
02-09-2010, 08:51 AM
I leave this thread for a day and all KINDS of funny happens. What the hell? Everyone knows that I'M the funny one, you're all the short ones.

Then/than drives me nuts as well. But give that I work in a college library I have to grow something of a thick skin with regard to an inability to read or write. Or count. Or think. Or dress properly. I think we need to start a "Corrections Commitee". We vote a person to go through every thread on the forum and correct all the spelling and grammar. My vote goes to the goose-stepper, just because imagining him goose-stepping around the room whilst barking out corrections to his secretary makes me chuckle.
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# 54
02-09-2010, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by SaintHazard View Post
Your kind of pretentious if you ask me.

Their not trying to spell those words wrong, and its definately not THAT wierd when they do. Loose the attitude and accept misspellings like that, as there not hurting the message being conveyed, and even though it happens alot, better to accept it and move on then make a big deal out of it.
i c wut u did thar
Lt. Commander
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# 55
02-09-2010, 10:00 AM
One that seems to creep up in MMOs: using "Respect" when meaning "Respec".

As in:

"They had better give us a free respect after the patch, they are messing up all my skills/powers."

"Does anyone want to do the respect mission?"

"I wasted my free respect when I accidentally chose the wrong skills."
and so on...
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# 56
02-09-2010, 10:01 AM
who cares

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# 57
02-09-2010, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Michlo View Post
So it is not important to attempt to diminish the diminishing of our language?

Wow.

That is very sad.
I don't find this post pretentious at all. People should spell properly; spelling is not that hard.
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# 58
02-09-2010, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Badama
I don't find this post pretentious at all. People should spell properly; spelling is not that hard.
on the star trek online forums having good spelling is not rly important tbqh
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# 59
02-09-2010, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by VainEldritch View Post
*sound of approaching goose-steps*

Don't make me do it...

:p
the voices made me do it.
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# 60
02-09-2010, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by gungin_garbonzo
on the star trek online forums having good spelling is not rly important tbqh
How would Klingons, new to the english language, LEARN our language?

What of Orions, Gorn or Romulans?

And heck, what of the other real-world countries still trying to figure out certain things?

Slang is cool and all; it evolves language, but I learned much of my proper english and words from comic book reading. Typing out words also helps. I am not gonna be a spelling nazi or anything, people will do what they will, but you have to admit, sometimes that second or two of confusion could be avoided of one talking about a color or make-up (rouge) as opposed to a thief character (rogue).

Plus...it's all grown up and "stuff". Can't imagine the writers of Star Trek talking in net speak.
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