Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Does Your Country Have Language Pollution?

01 Nov 2010   #31
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Build 15036
 
 
Read a newspaper...

...or watch the local news. Sentence fragmentation and slang have pervaded our media. What's more disturbing is that the people turning out this dreck are COLLEGE GRADUATES with degrees in Journalism, requiring 4 years of "English" classes! And, at least in the newspaper realm, stories are (supposedly) read and edited by people who are (supposedly) more experienced, and should know better!

I say, bring back the ruler across the knuckles every time someone screws it up. Clean up our educational system, and stop coddling the little ones that don't conform to basic rules in favor of individuality. I say, get editors and proofreaders that actually know English and stop letting these dolts ruin the language of Shakespeare and Whitman and Frost.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #32
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Being from Belfast one thing I and a lot of people do is say "like" at the end of everything where it has no place. For example, "You know what I mean like" "Nah like" Aye like" "Dead on like" the list goes on. I generally think that the Northern Irish take on English might as well be a version of it's own like the US because some of it is just weird .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #33
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I understand that every generation needs to mutate it's words to keep their parents from understanding. But once out in the real world this hybrid language is just gibberish. I'm guilty of it myself and I really should clean up my own act before going on any further. I type like I talk and I certainly don't speak the Queens English but I try to do my best in social situations and in business after all we are constantly being judged. Take the time someday as my father had me do and tape yourself as you speak to someone anytime any place then play it back. I was aghast at the number of times I said uh, or you know. These things drove my father nuts and I've been working on them ever since and it's not easy once you decide this is an approved way to speak. I'm just afraid one day soon we'll just speak in slang, abbreviations, twist of phrases, acronyms and text speak.
Signed, the Cheese.....wth???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Nov 2010   #34
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
Being from Belfast one thing I and a lot of people do is say "like" at the end of everything where it has no place. For example, "You know what I mean like" "Nah like" Aye like" "Dead on like" the list goes on. I generally think that the Northern Irish take on English might as well be a version of it's own like the US because some of it is just weird .
My favourite Simple Minds song.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #35
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

The current education system is inefficient. About twenty two years spent "learning", and we don't retain as much as necessary. What a waste...

I'm thinking about "implementing" knowledge as a data "package" when a child is born. Then as the brain, or mind as you will, matures the package will gradually "unpack". Efficiency at it's elegance.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #36
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I hate language pollution. If you can't talk right, please just shut up. That's just my thought though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #37
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
The current education system is inefficient. About twenty two years spent "learning", and we don't retain as much as necessary. What a waste...

I'm thinking about "implementing" knowledge as a data "package" when a child is born. Then as the brain, or mind as you will, matures the package will gradually "unpack". Efficiency at it's elegance.
Shades of the Matrix!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #38
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by noobvious View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skulblaka View Post
The current education system is inefficient. About twenty two years spent "learning", and we don't retain as much as necessary. What a waste...

I'm thinking about "implementing" knowledge as a data "package" when a child is born. Then as the brain, or mind as you will, matures the package will gradually "unpack". Efficiency at it's elegance.
Shades of the Matrix!
Meh, they're better off, the benefit greatly outweighs the risk. Pretty much saving eight or more years of a persons life, also, their intelligence will be superior.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #39
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Look at it this way It might be languge pollution to most of you but it might be the best way to act like one of them to get out of bad situations not saying you should be in them but what you refer to as pollution is slang and im pretty sure if you knew a little slang when it called for it you would be glad you knew it

Personaly myself i do it alot of times but only when im around people i need to use it with for me it is a on and off switch I used to manage many people different types all with ego's and attitudes some not I had to learn how to talk with all of them and still keep my own way i was taught to speak english in tact not easy

Alot older generations surely wouldnt understand as to change of times but alot of older people are accepting it my father is 73 years old he has recently in the past 4 years been learning computers and building them i think that is way beyond change of times it shows other generations can adapt no matter how much they hate how people dress talk and carry themselves

In no way im protecting anyone who has went to school and had somewhat of a education if they blew it off that is thiere fault some people take what society thinks of them seriously others are just fumbling through life making excuses pretty much just wondering what side is everyone on ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2010   #40
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I believe people have this imbecilic idea embedded into their brains that speaking in an improper manner, slang as you will, makes them "cool". They believe that makes them "street smart" when in fact, no such thing exists except of minds of those inferior in intelligence or even those who are simply too lazy to move their tongue a few centimeters and excrete a little more CO2 to produce a sound which is a way our species communicate.

I'm afraid of my and future generations, I keep on seeing people corrupted by ignorance. I'm afraid of the world falling onto our hands.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Program files folder is in different language than display language
Hi there first time posting although I have visited your site many times in the past..I'm running windows 7 x64 localized to Greek and with Greek display language..The core language is English and I installed Greek through windows update.. Recently I came across a problem that pretty much is...
General Discussion
My Windows Vista is Norvegian language, I need English language.
OHello, I have Windows Vista Home SP2, I need to change PC language from Norvegian to English, Thank you.
General Discussion
Which country would you like to live in?
If you were not restricted in any way by passports, borders, visas, politics, wars, race, money etc, where would you want to live and Why?
Chillout Room
Installing foreign language software on an English language win7 OS?
I have been installing Portuguese PhotoStory 3 on my windows 7 machine. It install OK. I reboot. When I invoke Photostory 3 I am expecting to find it in Portuguese, ... but its still in English. I used the official PhotoStory3Portuguese(Brazil).msi Here's the question: Even if I install...
Software
Question on CD-key and country
As the Danish version is over a week in the future, I ordered a Windows 7 Ultimate Retail 64bit at amazon.co.uk earlier today. Now I am being told, that I will not bee able to activate my Ultimate as it is not brought in the same country as I live in. All that EU-crap :mad: Can anybody...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App