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  • Started 8 years ago by sparky7415
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sparky7415
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I've been lucky to have found a forum that has people around the world that communicate well with one another.This site was created by a man of vision that speaks english I believe.I see people unable to correspond because of inabality to communicate in a trying way. There are several regulars that do not live in English speaking countries,and they are my favorite friends

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whs
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The irony of the matter is that foreigners seem to do better than some native English speaking people. Some (few) English speaking "natives" use real sloppy language. Cutting words short and using all kinds of "unofficial" abbreviations. I think they do not realize that someone in a far away country may be unable to follow. They probably think it's COOL. This is ashame. I think we should steer against this practice.

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Lighthouse
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Wot! How would we do this? Refuse to serve anyone that doesn't write in the Queens English? :)

ashame :-

to ashame (third-person singular simple present ashames, present participle ashaming, simple past and past participle ashamed)

1. (transitive, rare) To make ashamed.

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Scott
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The truly ironic part is that as a programmer, you'd know that language changes all the time and while it may have taken a step back in the cyber world, that's hardly limited to english speakers.

Frankly I don't care what's spoken or how, as long as it's clean and friendly.

And FYI, we must remain apolitical at all costs.

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Lighthouse
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Babel fish help tremendously :)

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sparky7415
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I started this thread only because one of "ME favorites"reaction, toward an individual,had me almost peeing myself in laughter!After viewing this site for quite some time,it is only fitting that my favorites respond.I totally agree with Wolfgang,who lives in a country that has English as a secondary language!Proper spelling (reasonable)is essentual,without abbreviatons is the goal in helping our friends in need.I'm not asking everyone in cyber world to type out a problem in perfect English,only take the time for HELP.I'm trying my best to maintain this site as the friendliest on the web,and that goes for everyone on the world.

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whs
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I can only second Sparky. There is nothing to add. I guess everybody can decide for themselves how to deal with posts that are in some "cool" language.

@Scott, what is this supposed to mean in this context? "And FYI, we must remain apolitical at all costs" Nothing wrong with the statement per se, but how does it fit into here?

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Lighthouse
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J'n'est pas compris tous'. Mais... oui est non!

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whs
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Now I really need Babel fish.

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sparky7415
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Actually.I'm not into programming,except when I'm bored on the television.I really dislike people's abuse of their language and expecting other's in the world to understand.And I really don't recall endorsing any political opinion in this forum.

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sparky7415
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There goes Lighthouse again,lol,what did you say?

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Lighthouse
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How would I know? I only writ it!

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sparky7415
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I love your humour,antagonizing whs I see,you guys remind me of a few comic duels that I love.Please don't change!

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Lighthouse
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antagonizing?

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whs
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There are 5 definitions for "antagonize" in Lingoes. I guess he meant this one: "indicating opposition or resistance"

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Lighthouse
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I know what it means. whs. did you feel antagonised?

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whs
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Not at this point, but sometimes (in the sense of the above definition). Can't let anything pass.

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Scott
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Here goes, for clarification purposes-

sparky, none of what I wrote above was directed at you.
whs, the apolitical part comes from lengthy discussions when we set up the forum rules. It is not applicable to this thread but other OT ones.

With an election approaching here in the U.S., we expect to see political pot shots increase and they will not be tolerated. To a lessor degree, some of the xenophobic and blatantly stereotypical comments that have slipped by on occasion add nothing except stress for the moderators.

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whs
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@Scott, you worry too much. I think we have been doing quite well up to now. Probably also because of you Mods, as we members do not see everything you correct. And elections are somewhere all the time - so what.

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Scott
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What me worry? Nah, the forums operate nearly perfectly with or without any one of us. You are right though, there has been an increase of posts, topics and new registrations that have to be edited/deleted. As HTGs popularity increases, I guess we can expect more of the same.

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sparky7415
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Hey you all settle down,I started this in hopes that people communicate better!

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Lighthouse
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You talkin' to me?

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ScottW
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Uh oh, Lighthouse sounds antagonized. Don't you know the Queen's English? Ashame on you!

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Lighthouse
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WARNING.....Severe modding begins at 6 hours minus the introduction of twilight time + the speed of ants in another dimension ( the 12th one) + the speed of liquid flowing throughout the 18 Galaxy.

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whs
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I sure had a big laugh. The wife had to ask whether I was alright! This is fun.

@sparky, I am glad you started that. Gives us a break from the bits and bytes.

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Aleeve
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haha
this is makin me lauf so much guys (i hope you enjoyed the deliberate attempt at rubbish english)

TRANSLATED

How very humorous this conversation is
It is making my person have impulses sometimes called 'laughing', so I am eternally grateful to my fellow users

:D

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Lighthouse
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We aim to please ( or was that already ©)

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Aleeve
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My normally knowledgeable self today has appeared to mislay the piece of information stating whether the phrase 'we aim to please' was already copyright

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sparky7415
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I'm a bonehead,with a Cuban cigar,if there's a way to make Wolfgang smile,I figure alls well!

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whs
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sparky, I am the born smiler. I never get miserable - just thoughtful at times.

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Budohorseman
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g0t h3r3 s0 la73! 3ngl1sh rulz! kthnxbai!

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whs
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Lighthouse please send the Babel fish, Budohorseman is communicating from another star.

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Lighthouse
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Got here so late! English rules! (then something about "Thanks")

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whs
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VERY GOOD - you must be the Bable fish in person.

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Lighthouse
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The Babel fish in "poisson" , maybe

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jd2066
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Now I see it too. I didn't entirly get the first part tell I Lighthouse's post. I do think I have the second part now though so the whole text is:
Got here so late! English rules! Ok, Thanks, Bye!

Edit: Took a few edits to get that right. After a quick Google search I found out the appearant correct way to expand kthnxbai.

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Aleeve
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haha
d@mN 1t i c0nfuZ$d wi7 @1l th1$ r@nd0m sp€€c4
wtf g01n 0n?

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whs
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c0nfuZ$d - that's what I am

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Aleeve
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:D

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Budohorseman
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http://www.lolcatbible.com/ind.....=Main_Page

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whs
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Interesting. But what is that? Does that serve any purpose or are people doing this out of boredom.

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Aleeve
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I think that is

FANTASTIC
:D

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Budohorseman
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It's just an extension of the whole lolcat thing (that got expanded to loldogs and Epic FAIL).

http://icanhascheezburger.com/.....k-up-chix/
http://icanhascheezburger.com/.....z-2-empty/
http://icanhascheezburger.com/.....-is-to-me/

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Aleeve
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http://www.lolcats.com/view/20485/

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whs
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Amazing what people can come up with. But what do they do with it - do they talk like that?

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Aleeve
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no
its an internet phenomenon - you must have heard it! - lolcats!

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Lighthouse
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It goes back to msdos days :)

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Aleeve
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:)

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GaardCeteru
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must say... lolcats are lol hehehe

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Aleeve
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yaarp

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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may need this: http://www.md5oogle.com/

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