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NEWDIGIT
NEWDIGIT  3401 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 1:08 PM

OK so this is not photo related but am I the only one that has noticed that some of the topics are difficult to understand simply due to the poor English being used?
I fully accept non English speaking members may have difficulties with our language, but some of the worsed recent entries have been from people that I know to be professional British togs.
Come on folks smarten up and take time to read your entry prior to posting.
By the way some of the English from the ED team could do with improvements take a good look through some of the recent magazine issues

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KevSB
KevSB  101404 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 1:14 PM

And your problem with this is!

oldblokeh
oldblokeh  3770 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 1:15 PM


Quote: ... but some of the worsed recent entries have been from people that I know to be professional British togs.
Come on folks smarten up and take time to read your entry prior to posting.


LOL, Muphry's Law strikes again. Grin

AlanPerkins
12 Feb 2013 - 1:17 PM


Quote: but some of the worsed recent have been from people

That should be worst, surely Wink

I believe that the word "that" in the phrase "that I know to be..." is otiose; "I know to be... is all that is needed.


I really must get out more.

Last Modified By AlanPerkins at 12 Feb 2013 - 1:21 PM
Ewanneil
Ewanneil  41118 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 1:19 PM


Quote: but some of the worsed recent entries have been from people that I know to be professional British togs.

Sorry about this but did you read your post before posting?

@ AlanPerkins - You got there just ahead of me.

Last Modified By Ewanneil at 12 Feb 2013 - 1:21 PM
samueldilworth
12 Feb 2013 - 1:24 PM

Sneaky edit there, Mister Perkins. Smile Just in time, too!


Quote: And your problem with this is!

Well, he mentioned his problem: the posts are sometimes hard to understand.

I can sympathise with that, though it’s always funny to see people criticising spelling or grammar while making their own mistakes. For that reason, I tend to keep my mouth shut about any language issues I come across, unless they directly interfere with my own understanding.

Most of the time it’s more a case of, ‘Oh, so he meant they’re there, not their. Got it.’ Only in rare cases am I completely flummoxed by mangled spelling or grammar.

keith selmes
12 Feb 2013 - 1:38 PM

Well, I learned about Muphry's Law, so it was worth reading the thread. Smile

And I see my spilling chucker has put a red line under Muphry's.

Oh pooh it's put a red line under chucker as well.

NEWDIGIT
NEWDIGIT  3401 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 1:42 PM

OK point taken.
But as I said some entries are so difficult to understand.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 1:46 PM

Wots dis about? Wink

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43630 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 1:52 PM


Quote: Wots dis about? Wink

Dunno, innit m8

arhb
arhb e2 Member 72147 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 1:54 PM


Quote:
By the way some of the English from the ED team could do with improvements take a good look through some of the recent magazine issues

Please 'like' this if I get the punctuation right, or repost corrected if I get it wrong?


By the way, some of the English from the ED team could do with improvements; take a good look through some of the recent magazine issues.

hobbo
hobbo e2 Member 3774 forum postshobbo vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 1:55 PM

I sometimes laugh when I see how my very weird iPad Spell Checker makes up completely new words without me noticing.........it can have a mind of its own sometimes.

Hobbo

puertouk
puertouk  21054 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 2:00 PM

At least it put a Smile on peoples faces Wink

Overread
Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2013 - 2:52 PM

Eh once the internet went mobile on mobile phones and the like the English quality went down again. Even people who normally use good English come up against the problem that posting on a mobile phone or other tiny device gives you so little screen room to see the errors as easily and that typing on them is so much slower than on the keyboard attached to a computer or laptop.

Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 - 3:02 PM

I relly dont cee wot all the phus is abaht If peappl cant reed comants and stuf they shud go back to scuol

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