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Poor English


NEWDIGIT 3 401 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:08PM
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
10 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:14PM
And your problem with this is!
oldblokeh e2
3 925 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:15PM

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
12 Feb 2013 1:17PM

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.
Ewanneil 4 1.1k 2 Scotland
12 Feb 2013 1:19PM

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.
12 Feb 2013 1:24PM
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
11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:38PM
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 3 401 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:42PM
OK point taken.
But as I said some entries are so difficult to understand.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
12 Feb 2013 1:46PM
Wots dis about? Wink
saltireblue e2
4 4.3k 26 Norway
12 Feb 2013 1:52PM

Quote:Wots dis about? Wink

Dunno, innit m8
arhb e2
7 2.5k 68 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 1:54PM

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 e2
3 892 2 England
12 Feb 2013 1:55PM
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 e2
3 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 2:00PM
At least it put a Smile on peoples faces Wink
Overread e2
6 3.9k 18 England
12 Feb 2013 2:52PM
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 e2
2 275 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 3:02PM
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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