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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by JRL » Thu May 02, 2013 2:01 pm

So is "whilst", although you never hear this on Brit TV :shock:
Affected word IMO
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by abscate » Thu May 02, 2013 3:11 pm

Mod question please.

If there are posts which (IMHO) violate the "good English " rule what is the preferred action?

1 shut up and let us moderators do our thing... :D

2 politely remind poster to review the guideline by link to same

3 use "alert button" to flag post for moderator action

4 other?

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by jblackburn » Thu May 02, 2013 3:31 pm

I edit the ones that annoy me. Things "They're, their, there" and huge run on paragraphs that are impossible to read are my pet peeves.

But it's mostly just 3 of us around here and our presence isn't that frequent lately, so we may miss some. Please help us out - flag a post or send one of the mods a PM if you see something offensive or annoying on the site.
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by abscate » Sat May 04, 2013 6:57 pm

Thanks JB .

The text talk is really annoying but I don't want to create lots of mod work either. Being a moderator on other boards I know how this kind of thing can snowball. I'll try to keep flagging only the egregious violators.... :lol:
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2003 Beetle Conv M5
2002 Eurovan
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Air cooled VW WIP

A houseful of young ladies seats 7
Shepard Husky, Lab
Grey, ginger,black cats

Lots of boats

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by mar601 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:04 am

you mean use words like chap? or bollocks? is wanker ok?

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by abscate » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:37 pm

My Mazda has a wanker engine is acceptable...
"Its not your ECU, ECM, nor your computer"

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2003 Beetle Conv M5
2002 Eurovan
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2006 BMW X3 E83
Air cooled VW WIP

A houseful of young ladies seats 7
Shepard Husky, Lab
Grey, ginger,black cats

Lots of boats

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by longno007 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:47 pm

hello every body!

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by longno007 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:08 pm

im asking to repair about our motor grader G900 it could create an alert?

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by matthew1 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:16 pm

Sorry, longo, we talk only about Volvo cars here.
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by bluepaul196245 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:06 am

bigkev414 wrote:I am probably guilty of this because I am not from an English speaking country - I'm from Australia where we speak 'Aussie'. I agree with this subject, and will pay particular attention in the future. G'Day mate! :D
thick Aussie, there is no such thing as Aussie as a language, no doubt you are from a European background !!

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