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RFreakR
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by RFreakR » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:14 am

sorry about all this,
am new to internet and forums and am frech i am trying hard to use proper English..
i am really sorry to all of you ...

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by matthew1 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:47 pm

No need to apologize! You're trying. Remember, non-English speakers are not held to the same standard as English native speakers.
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by Gazolba » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:19 am

I strongly agree with this rule but I am occasionally guilty of using English spellings like colour instead of color. A hood is also a bonnet to me, a trunk is a boot and a windshield is a windscreen.

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by lh123gt » Sun May 18, 2014 5:19 pm

abscate wrote:My Mazda has a wanker engine is acceptable...
Maybe.....I prefer to call my Mazda RX 7 engine, Wankel after Dr. Felix Wankel, the inventor. I am sorry, but could not resist the temptation....please forgive me. :oops:

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by dcarguy » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:24 am

Can't help myself, thanks for this, Matt.

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by Roadrunner » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:29 pm

After reading most of these post i am thinking I will need to get out all of my old primmer books and re learn my English. Hum maybe i should start using Ireland's form of English. American English is abit hard to fallow depending on which part of the states you'r are in. Like a person from Maine sound nothing like a person from Missouri. Nor does a person from Minnesota sound like a person from New York.
The point I am getting at is I type like I talk so I have a odd way of typing some words.

Also over the pond they use different words for their tools or parts of car like Torch = Flash light,
Spander = Crescent wrench or adjustable wrench. The Boot = Trunk, or Bonnet = the hood and so on.

So New question is where do we go from her? :?
1993 850 GLT 300,000 miles plus and still going.

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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by matthew1 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:13 pm

You're ok, Roadrunner. Don't worry about your words. Non-native English speakers/writers are not held to this standard.
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Re: Use proper English, please

Post by woc2 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:21 pm

English is not my first language, but I also have learned that American english is not real english either. So I came to the conclusion that English english, is the real english. I abide by that rule.

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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk ple

Post by abscate » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:25 am

I thought I knew English until my 14 year old told me to 'eschew the picayune'

I thought that was something impolite at the dinner table
"Its not your ECU, ECM, nor your computer"

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Re: MVS posting standards: Correct English, no text talk ple

Post by dosbricks » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:16 pm

I finally read this thread and can see that I've been guilty of a few infractions. This leads me to a few questions.

Such as:
Are attempts at creative writing, sometimes known as humor, frowned upon in a strictly technical forum?
Are ubiquitous web acronyms like "IMHO" discouraged because of unfamiliarity by an international membership?
What about contractions--such as don't for do not--for conveying a more dialog type of communication.

Thanks, and in the future I'll try to be more circumspect. :oops:
'98 S70, 230k, purchased new in '98
'96 855 GLT, 163k, purchased lightly used in '99
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