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Windows 7: Does Your Country Have Language Pollution?

02 Nov 2010   #51
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

English is only my 2nd language (as a former European I obviously learned GB-EN) but I seem to recall that constructs like can't (can not), shan't (shall not) wouldn't( would not) are just as perfectly correct as don't and haven't and not considered "slang".
To all the language-pro's: please enlighten me if that's just another one of those quirks between GB-EN and US-EN



To stay on topic I admit that my biggest pet peeve if it comes to language (besides the use of "txt speek)" is the use of like as a "filler".
Where is that coming from? The Scooby-Doo Generaton ??


-DG
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02 Nov 2010   #52
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

More like the butt-head kids I want to slap generation, lol.
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02 Nov 2010   #53
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That's why I have such a respect for my wife...I couldn't be a teacher in this country. I would probably slap those kids...lose my job and get thrown in jail within the first week


-DG
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02 Nov 2010   #54
smarteyeball

 
 

The English language has always been a dynamic and evolving language, continually adapted and adjusted to suit contemporary needs.

One generations pollution, is another generations standard. Just as preceding generations would find our current standard to be 'pollution' compared to their perceived standard.

Whilst irritating, phrases such as 'like, you know' are valid inclusions to the English lexicon because they are uniform and understood by many. Even the more widespread usages of acronyms and common misspellings like - lol, teh and pwnage are valid due to their uniformity.

With the widespread and prolific usage of net/txt speech, the same absorbed media (movies, TV, music etc) released worldwide with less disparity in time exposure than ever before - the adoption rate of a new standard, regardless of origin, is unprecedented. Language evolution is normal. The speed of which it's happening is new.

While this flux is occurring, it feels as if we are de-evolving the English language, rather than evolving. Nevertheless, it's still evolution. However, acknowledging this fact and liking it are certainly not mutually exclusive.


Personally, my brain hurts often having to digest some of the crap I hear and read.
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02 Nov 2010   #55
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

I also think it is regional here the U.S. I am from Ohio, and now live in Oklahoma, My wife is from Texas. She makes fun of me all the time because I tend to substitute "sometime" for "one time".

"We should go do that one time"

That is how everyone from where I am from talks. It's just like the fact that I make fun of her for saying "y'all". In my opinion it is both a regional and generation thing, I know when I was a teenager my Mom couldn't understand a thing I was saying and forced me to speak as proper as I could while home. Every generation has morphed the language and that will continue for as long as we exist. Very few, if any of us could travel back in time to even the 1920's and be able to understand the people. Just the way it is I guess....
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02 Nov 2010   #56
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
If I recall correctly, cannot is used situations where you are unable to completely, as in, there is no way to can.

I cannot know who the guests are that are viewing this topic. Can not is when, under different circumstances, you can, like when someone can not speak correctly.

But it's really not here nor there, as my intended joke was received
If I recall correctly, cannot is used IN situations where you are unable to complete(ly), as in, there is no way to can.

I cannot know who the guests are that are viewing this topic. Can not is when, under different circumstances, you can, like when someone can not speak correctly.

But it's really neither here, nor there, as my intended joke was received.

Fixt it for u.
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02 Nov 2010   #57
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
That's why I have such a respect for my wife...I couldn't be a teacher in this country. I would probably slap those kids...lose my job and get thrown in jail within the first week


-DG
I always wanted to marry a teacher.

Reason??

If you do it wrong, she makes you do it over and over and over till you get it right.
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02 Nov 2010   #58
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Good one, spinifex...I might just do it wrong on purpose then...that sure has all the makings for an entertaining afternoon.



And thanks for clearing up the cannot/can't relations.

-DG
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02 Nov 2010   #59
spinifex

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Good one, spinifex...I might just do it wrong on purpose then...that sure has all the makings for an entertaining afternoon.



And thanks for clearing up the cannot/can't relations.

-DG
Glad you enjoy being married to a teacher, Sledge.

Wasn't (hope i can use this) me that sorted the cannot/can not. Just fixed some missing words/spelling for someone who was fixing someone else's.

I love a good stir.
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02 Nov 2010   #60
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
I also think it is regional here the U.S. I am from Ohio, and now live in Oklahoma, My wife is from Texas. She makes fun of me all the time because I tend to substitute "sometime" for "one time".

"We should go do that one time"

That is how everyone from where I am from talks. It's just like the fact that I make fun of her for saying "y'all". In my opinion it is both a regional and generation thing, I know when I was a teenager my Mom couldn't understand a thing I was saying and forced me to speak as proper as I could while home. Every generation has morphed the language and that will continue for as long as we exist. Very few, if any of us could travel back in time to even the 1920's and be able to understand the people. Just the way it is I guess....
I totally agree that people in different parts of the US speak diffently. People in the north say "youse guys" and in the south it is "Y'all". That is pefectly acceptable to me. It is just the insertion of unneeded words like, "I mean" and "you know" that drives me up the wall.
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