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02-08-2007, 01:07 AM
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I have no idea what you're talking about.

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All of these grammar mistakes irk me too but I don't harp on it because I know we have a lot of French posters forced to speak in a language they're not 100% comfortable using...I can speak French pretty well but I know I'd make massive amounts of spelling/grammar mistakes if I was posting on a French forum.

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All of these grammar mistakes irk me too but I don't harp on it because I know we have a lot of French posters forced to speak in a language they're not 100% comfortable using...I can speak French pretty well but I know I'd make massive amounts of spelling/grammar mistakes if I was posting on a French forum.
Noone can learn unless they know that they're doing something wrong. I don't expect everyone to necessarily want to learn, but this may help those who do.

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Personally, I dont mind seeing some grammar funkiness, as long as the message is clear.

The part that annoys me is some people arent even trying to spell players names correctly. Those ought to be same in every language, not bothering shows lack of respect.

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Noone can learn unless they know that they're doing something wrong. I don't expect everyone to necessarily want to learn, but this may help those who do.
I find that spelling has left me. Words like accomodate or opportunity, confound me because I draw a blank between, o's,u's,a's for some words and am much too lazy to look them up.

When I write in French, because I have no ear for tone, I never know which way to make the accent marks. My trick is to pretend that the problem is penamnship and I make the mark straight. Now, I pretend my keyboard doesn't have the `'s.

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Apostrophes, you mean? Italicized apostrophes look like the character left of the 1 key, the key that lets you type a tilde when "shifted" (for lack of a better term). If you actually mean `, I don't think I've ever used that character.

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Apostrophes, you mean? Italicized apostrophes look like the character left of the 1 key, the key that lets you type a tilde when "shifted" (for lack of a better term). If you actually mean `, I don't think I've ever used that character.
No, I mean the accent marks you use in French, I never know which one to use, so I write badly and just make a vertical line, and I just don't use them when typing in French.

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No, I mean the accent marks you use in French, I never know which one to use, so I write badly and just make a vertical line, and I just don't use them when typing in French.
Your we'red

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accent aigu (é), accent grave (è), accent circonflexe (ê) and trémas (ë).

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accent aigu (é), accent grave (è), accent circonflexe (ê) and trémas (ë).
I know what they are, I'm just a bit tone deaf and don't always pick up the difference in sound, so I never know which to use.

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Your we'red
and *** proud of it.



had clever use of apostrophe, but was outsmarted by the censors. I'm tired of the man holding me down.

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I know what they are, I'm just a bit tone deaf and don't always pick up the difference in sound, so I never know which to use.
I figured that, I just wanted to type them in.

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I figured that, I just wanted to type them in.
Trying to make me feel dumber ehh ? Trying to crush my last semblance of self-esteem ehh, I'll get you.

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I know what they are, I'm just a bit tone deaf and don't always pick up the difference in sound, so I never know which to use.
How are you doing with ver, vers, verre, vert and vair?

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How are you doing with ver, vers, verre, vert and vair?
I'm ok with them. I have mixed up the word for carpet with the slang word for homosexual though. The carpet guy didn't provide those services apparently.

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Trying to make me feel dumber ehh ? Trying to crush my last semblance of self-esteem ehh, I'll get you.
Nope, not what I was going for at all.

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I'm ok with them. I have mixed up the word for carpet with the slang word for homosexual though. The carpet guy didn't provide those services apparently.
you asked the price of a tapette?

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you asked the price of a tapette?
that's what it looks like. Reminds me of my little brother when he was like 4 years old. He had a nice little stuffed seal, made of seal skin. When the anglophone neighbour came over one day, he proudly waved it at her and said "Phoque"!

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I find that spelling has left me. Words like accomodate or opportunity, confound me because I draw a blank between, o's,u's,a's for some words and am much too lazy to look them up.
Conscious spelling hasn't left me... but I really have to be careful, because my fingers definitely like to play games of their own. I don't mean just klutzy typos, I'm an adequately dextrous typist. But sometimes the fingers seem to take shortcuts (or even long cuts and "careful" becomes "carefully", for example) and I definitely have to double check their work. It's kind of annoying. I knew what I wanted to say. I knew how to spell it. But something different appeared all the same. I think mcphee might have already suggested this, and if so I'm happy if it's just borrowed paranoia, but sometimes I think the parsers and word processors that automatically sift through our posts and documents (and I don't mean spelling or grammar checkers: I religiously turn them off - but these programs "do stuff" to our inputs all the same) are slowly evolving artificial intelligence and perhaps one of their subtle attempts to undermine or test us is by randomly inserting these "mistakes". Or maybe they just have a we'red sense of humour.

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How are you doing with ver, vers, verre, vert and vair?
ver (worm), vers (verse, towards), verre (Glass), vert (green) and vair (???)

What's un/une/du vair?

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While we'e at it... A lot is two words

(alot is not proper English)

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While we'e at it... A lot is two words

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Oh and while we're on the topic : a lot is two words.

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While we'e at it... A lot is two words

(alot is not proper English)
Bob's your uncle.

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ver (worm), vers (verse, towards), verre (Glass), vert (green) and vair (???)

What's un/une/du vair?
I'm french and I don't know that word...

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Almost word for word... it's a sign!!! But what sort of sign?

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