Rihannsu
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# 11
06-27-2012, 09:27 AM
I learned, that a tribble joke a day keeps the doctors away.
-Spells
Lt. Commander
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# 12
06-27-2012, 09:41 AM
I've learned that everyone seems to have a 3rd grade literacy level. No one knows the difference between your and you're or they're, there, and their. I don't like grammar and spelling Nazis myself and can totally understand misspelling a fairly complicated word. But stuff like "dieing" instead of dying? Come on guys; these are elementary school words (you know, the ones you had to write between 2 lines?). When you try to present what is intended to be a well educated and profound point in an involved discussion and you're spelling like a 7 year old, it kind of kills your credibility.

I also learned that Picard must have ran up quite the EC bill with all that Earl Grey he got from the replicator. :tongue:
-It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-- Mark Twain.
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# 13
06-27-2012, 10:29 AM
I learned that the word "Gorn" can be used be used as a Verb, Noun, and adjective
Survivor of Romulus
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# 14
06-27-2012, 10:32 AM
actually many of us are not "first language" English speakers

We are sorry about that.

And sadly when I get angry or outraged (or very tired) my sentence structure migrates back to my base language and my spelling becomes "Jock"
Lt. Commander
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# 15
06-27-2012, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
actually many of us are not "first language" English speakers

We are sorry about that.

And sadly when I get angry or outraged (or very tired) my sentence structure migrates back to my base language and my spelling becomes "Jock"
Nothing wrong with that at all. :smile: I'm talking about my countrymen whose first and usually only language is english. They have no excuse.
-It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-- Mark Twain.
Career Officer
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# 16
06-27-2012, 10:45 AM
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I learned about G.I.R.L.s :frown:
I learned that many of those G.I.R.L.S. ... are nicer and a lot more friendlier than the Real GIRLS...

Actually..., I think I learned that a long time ago on AOL ...

...never mind...
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Survivor of Romulus
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# 17
06-27-2012, 10:45 AM
Sorry im feeling got at round here this week

If I argue a point based on IP i get told "this is STO" or "the Game does not follow the canon" or hey my favorite "that is wrong because such and such happened in an alternate reality in a movie no one watched"

If i argue based on personal Views im Am told "you are a troll Quit the game" or called nasty names in a childish way (or a suggestion was made i had a terminal class 2 STD )

If I suggest people look for the data before making a choice that gets spammed down with all manner of abuse and I get the above some more

So I am begining to wonder if its just me they hate or EVERYONE who doesn't bow down and worship the elite view and the holy triad

I may well be leaving this forum as without moderation reports its becoming as bad as DS9
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# 18
06-27-2012, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by retunred4good View Post
Nothing wrong with that at all. :smile: I'm talking about my countrymen whose first and usually only language is English. They have no excuse.
And what inspired you to declare yourself English teacher to the world? I find if your corrections are more playful ribbing than scolding they can be more effective.

Heir to the high pony of holier than thou, Guardian of the Sacred Mallet of Thwarting, and giver of Baptismal raspberries since 02/02/2010
Lt. Commander
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# 19
06-27-2012, 11:02 AM
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And what inspired you to declare yourself English teacher to the world? I find if your corrections are more playful ribbing than scolding they can be more effective.
Actually, I don't bother; it's like trying to herd cats. Besides, it's not being an english teacher to the world; it's people in my own country who grew up with it. It's words you learn in the same grade you learn your multiplication table and they both are used constantly in daily life. That's not being uppity; it's not college level stuff or even high school.
-It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-- Mark Twain.
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# 20
06-27-2012, 11:04 AM
I find the best way to herd cat (i only have one) is to fire an elastic band in the direction you wish her to go
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