[Circle] Re: English

From: James R. Tanis (bloodwych@juno.com)
Date: 08/20/96

language and there is always one moron that brings this up. Look at the
letter, read it a couple of times before you hurt yourself. They are
complaining about S L A N G and short forms. When you are learning a
language these are some of the last things you learn. I think most people
learning English realize that 'n' is no replacement for 'and'. If a
person does not realize what 'anyone' means how will they understand
'ne1'? I really hope you aren't from America, you'd be an embarrassment
to us.

On Mon, 19 Aug 1996 19:13:19 +0000 "Argus" <argus@argy.com> writes:
>> Date:          Mon, 19 Aug 1996 15:42:55 -0500
>> >>Ouch.  Took me two tries to read all the 'net geek shortforms' in 
>> >>letter.  Ow.  Can we at least try to use the Queen's English?  ie 
>> >>rather than 'u', 'anyways' rather than 'neways', 'and' rather than 
>> >>and so forth? (=
>> >>
>> >>On a side note... the List FAQ has been updated slightly... there 
>> >>now a new header tag 'RP', and since everyone is using them and so
>> >>forth, I expect that it'll be used.  No? (=
>> >>
>> >>--
>> >I agree about the English. People, as least have the decency to 
>write legible
>> >messages. I can deal with typos, but using wot for what and ne1 for 
>> >sheesh. In your mind that is easy to understand because you are 
>thinking it,
>> >but someone who is scanning through 75 pieces of mail everyday 
>probably won't
>> >even take the time to finish reading it. I know I am guilty of 
>shortforms, but
>> >obvious stuff such as char, imp, cuz, etc..
>You people all make me sick.  ACK! PUKE!  Some of the people on this 
>mailing list don't know English as a primary language and you are 
>assuming the person who originally posted this message know english 
>as the rest of you children.  That is EXACTLY what you are acting 
>like.  I don't know what country any of you are from, nor do I care.  
>But with comments like that you are a disgrace and a discredit to 
>your respective nations.  Assuming that everyone should speak your
>language and write it as well is a horrifing thought.  And then you 
>degrade these people for it?  I bet you are the type of people that 
>if you saw someone of a different race, religion or anything else you 
>would bad mouth them.  Disgusting little Hitlers... :(
>To all of you that are not English speaking and would like to post on 
>this mailing list I, for one would encourage you to do so.
>And on behalf of the American population, which I served so proudly 
>in our Armed Forces to keep the rights of those we serve, I 
>appologise for some of the ignorance.  
>Didn't your parents teach you, "If you can't say anythnig nice, don't 
>say anything at all?" and if Ignorance is bliss, you must be in 
>telnet: eclipse.argy.com 7777
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