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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Brought V Bought Reply with quote

One of my biggest bug bearers on the internet and seeing it more and more on this forum.

" I bought a car recently and brought it home"
is a perfectly valid statement

"I brought a car" isn't

I am not a complete grammar or spelling Nazi but come on folks get with it
or do we all have to stoop down 2 txt spk n U no wat a mean bruuuuuv innit

Meh
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: Brought V Bought Reply with quote

ali-bumble wrote:
One of my biggest bug bearers on the internet and seeing it more and more on this forum.

" I bought a car recently and brought it home"
is a perfectly valid statement

"I brought a car" isn't

I am not a complete grammar or spelling Nazi but come on folks get with it
or do we all have to stoop down 2 txt spk n U no wat a mean bruuuuuv innit

Meh


"Bug bearer"?

Do you mean 'bugbear'?

Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay Irony isn't completely lost then Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will admit to being a pedant when it comes to spelling and grammar - perhaps it's the teacher in me!

There have been occasions where I have felt it necessary to "contribute" to someone else's post with a little light correction and formatting - if only to help it read better for others.

However, I refrain from openly criticising others in the way they have written something as I don't know whether it could be due to dyslexia or something else.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a pedant when it comes to the English language, I actually love its huge flexibility and diversity but I always become quite amused when individuals criticise other peoples use of the language..... and within that criticism there are rather large errors themselves.

There is an old adage about glass houses and stones I believe.

The one thing that will make me skip a post completely is a glaring lack of punctuation and a lack of sentence and paragraph structure; I just find it too much hard work to try and interpret what the hidden message could possibly be.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh what a boring and predictable world it would be if we were all so perfect.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My biggest bugbear at the moment Very Happy , is starting a sentence with So Wall

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's one of the many things that I enjoy about this forum is the lack of txt speak on here.
Most people converse in sentences and paragraphs which is itself unusual on an internet forum.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It annoys me when I'm behind people at a shop or Take away who say "Can I get a Large Fries & Burger ? "

NO YOU CAN'T !

You can have Large Fries and Burger but the shop assistant will get it for you.

You can not get it yourself Wall
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do agree with the postings on this forum using, at least sentences and paragraphs, it makes for far more interesting reading than the txt speak that lives on many of the other forums, PH and R32OC suffer from this to such an extent a can only read them through my fingers like a horror film. My favourite gripes are, Break Disks, Brought, Win-screen and Tires. None of us are perfect but why do people not read the post they have just written😳

Edited for grammar 😰

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:25 pm    Post subject: Brought v bought. Reply with quote

When I raised my displeasure at peoples insistence of inserting apostrophes where they were not required, I received a couple of replies.
I did not realise that others on this forum were also rather peeved with poor use of grammar and punctuation.
My admiration for those who are au fait with the complexities of our language remains undimmed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ali-bumble wrote:
It's one of the many things that I enjoy about this forum is the lack of txt speak on here.
Most people converse in sentences and paragraphs which is itself unusual on an internet forum.


I have to say its one of the things that attracted me here too. I also frequent a bikers website which was an "Escape Pod" from a bear pit of a forum called Visordown. The escapee' converse in nicely constructed posts and ridicule is dished out in a rufty tufty biker sort of way for any text speak.

It's rather uncommon in todays internet forums, but sad to say we (the forum) are on the way out:( Social media is hosting groups who's posts, some of which are good, but inevitably disappear in the constant stream of diatribe filled news streams.

Try finding an interesting post on FB from a few years ago. The search facility is poor and the masters of this "Meeja" don't care as long as your spammed out of your mind and they get their ill gotten gains. It's no resource unlike this place which is a great one!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that this thread has been resurrected as I have been reflecting recently on whether it would be worth looking into some form of app for this forum to enable greater connectivity, rather than having to wait until I'm in front of a screen and able to open a browser.

My conclusion, backed by a number of comments here, is that the current version of this forum requires users to stop and think before posting or, as my father frequently said "Engage brain before opening mouth!". As a result, the quality of the contributions is significantly better than via social media as people take more time to consider what they are writing.

Of course, there are exceptions to this but what tends to happen is that those contributions draw quite a lot of (negative) reaction.Is this a bad thing? Perhaps - but I see it as more of a reflection of member expectations of this forum and those who contribute to it.

Call it old-fashioned, but I really value carefully considered and constructed posts that add value to my existing knowledge and understanding. That being the case, I won't be pushing for any change to the way this forum is hosted, accessed or operates as it clearly serves its purpose very well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the forum the way it is, especially that all who contribute do write properly constructed sentences. Spelling and typos apart - and I am guilty, it just makes for a better, more coherent read.

I contribute only on other forum, Pink Fish Media, and just like the forum here, the contributions are properly constructed (usual spelling and typos there too).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy reading posts that are in plain English, as it were. Could it be a reflection on the sort of person who is an Alpina owner. Perhaps a little more mature, definately not a boy racer ( that would be BMW M territory) and well used to the finer things in life.
All said somewhat tongue in cheek Laughing Laughing Laughing
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