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    Re: Language police
    Reply #10 on: March 23, 2021, 05:37:52 pm
    March 23, 2021, 05:37:52 pm
    The main point with language use is clarity. If your thoughts and ideas are misunderstood then communication breaks down.

    Bluto2013 I think you need to be a bit more thick-skinned and maybe look for the humour rather than being so sensitive.  :164:
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    Re: Language police
    Reply #11 on: March 23, 2021, 07:29:35 pm
    March 23, 2021, 07:29:35 pm
     :464:
    Talking bollocks since 1965...

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    Re: Language police
    Reply #12 on: July 18, 2022, 03:11:48 pm
    July 18, 2022, 03:11:48 pm
    *Originally Posted by NH [+]
    My personal opinion is that as an international bike forum the most important thing to me is that everyone understands each other, the slang, dialect, or whatever doesn’t mean a thing to me. As long as I know what someone is talking about that’s fine. As for different nationalities speaking English in a less than ‘perfect’ way, I can’t speak a word of Polish (for example) so if a Polish person speaks poor English they’re a much cleverer  person than I am.

    That’s it from me on the subject.  :467:
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    Re: Language police
    Reply #13 on: July 18, 2022, 11:01:13 pm
    July 18, 2022, 11:01:13 pm
    It is all about clarity.
    We seek clarity.
    Setting a British standard, of prepositions and nouns, fights clarity.

    Very American-thick skinned. Couldn't give a f#ck. But on the website, there is a bias.
    Just try
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    Re: Language police
    Reply #14 on: July 21, 2022, 12:01:36 am
    July 21, 2022, 12:01:36 am
    *Originally Posted by NH [+]
    My personal opinion is that as an international bike forum the most important thing to me is that everyone understands each other, the slang, dialect, or whatever doesn’t mean a thing to me.....



    The slanq and dialect mean a lot to me- I love learning new slang and how people in other countries use it to communicate.  Of course, everybody needs to be able to understand what everybody else is posting.

    If I can't get it from the context, I'll ask.

    Grammatical errors (especially my own) bug me, but it's part of being on a website with people from many countries and many languages.  I know if I was posting in a second language, I'd likely butcher it.

    When I post, I'll usually run a spell check, but I don't have a grammar check app.  I'll preview my post and hit the button.

    Then a few minutes after the "modify" button goes away, I'll notice that I left out a few words or used one in the wrong context.

    This is a website for motorcycles, not a university English course.  I keep that in mind and treat it as such.

    And I promise never to post in French.
    So many roads, so little time.

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    Re: Language police
    Reply #15 on: July 21, 2022, 12:12:54 am
    July 21, 2022, 12:12:54 am
    I call troll, Mr Bluto.

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    Re: Language police
    Reply #16 on: July 21, 2022, 03:58:52 am
    July 21, 2022, 03:58:52 am
    I tought the forum's name was " Tiger 1200 WORLDWIDE FORUM", I'm a french speaking frog from Québec and I'm doing my best to write in english and also to understand all your individual/local expressions, I don't complain about someone calling a truck a "lorry", all countries have their own expressions and no one can expect to know all of them. When I don't understand, I use my friend Google.

    Nous sommes tous ici pour discuter moto, pourquoi pas en rester là ? :467:

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    Re: Language police
    Reply #17 on: July 21, 2022, 04:31:57 pm
    July 21, 2022, 04:31:57 pm
     :464: Indeed  :467:

    If we start adding local dialect and slang into the mix no one will have a clue what's going on ? For example in my part of Northumberland it's possible to come across a muckle radgie jougal wi greet chollers...
    Talking bollocks since 1965...

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    Re: Language police
    Reply #18 on: July 21, 2022, 09:05:56 pm
    July 21, 2022, 09:05:56 pm
    Hey, whatever I was thinking or feeling or experiencing on July 18th- I didn't acknowledge Captain Trips.
    Dude. You are legend. You are like the Robert DeNiro of TeX.  Your work has affected more people than can ever interact with you or thank you, or explain your importance to this forum. IRL you may just be a regular guy with common interests, but on this TeX stage you are a Raging Bull! :047: :047:

    Kenny G would give me a "troll" status?? OMG. Flattered? May have spiced up my comments (two pretty long posts, for me) to generate interest. Really glad that the post got moved to a non-moto thread, so that I didn't annoy people.  You may need to look up, "troll". Disambiguation: not under a bridge, but "internet troll".

    Recommend you read my original posts.
    Not talking about your children, or your family.
    Not talking about shop keepers or waiters.
    Not talking about tourists in Guatemala.
    Not talking about schools, anywhere on earth.
    Talking about the internet. 
    If you see the internet as a space that needs language correction- you are trying to civilize the natives. You are trying to stop your teenage daughter from having sex. You are trying to fit a 19 in tire, on a 21 in rim.  You are trying to make 500 miles to Amarillo, in one day.
    Sure! You may be successful.
    What did you accomplish?
    Bluto2013

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    Re: Language police
    Reply #19 on: August 03, 2022, 11:26:15 pm
    August 03, 2022, 11:26:15 pm
    *Originally Posted by Bluto2013 [+]
    Hey, whatever I was thinking or feeling or experiencing on July 18th- I didn't acknowledge Captain Trips.
    Dude. You are legend. You are like the Robert DeNiro of TeX.  Your work has affected more people than can ever interact with you or thank you, or explain your importance to this forum. IRL you may just be a regular guy with common interests, but on this TeX stage you are a Raging Bull! :047:
    Thank you. You are way too kind. I am just a regular guy with (according to my wife) WAY too much time on my hands.  :038:
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