Thread: I just gotta gripe...

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    • 10 years 11 months ago
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    Quote by Shiael74
    Quote by Jason43
    And while we're at it, I have to bitch about the word 'pwn3d'. That just annoys the hell out of me.

    What does it mean? I was trained in proper English, so stuff like this confuses me. Please help, actualy I think If I used any of those words I would be disowned by my friends.( and on this forum i write like a non educated person and still some people are worse than I am). When writting this I was under the influnce of a liquid substance, so I propbly made alot of errors.


    It's moron-speak for 'owned', which is net.dork slang for 'beaten badly at something'. Usually the 'something' is a video game or a net.argument.
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      • 10 years 11 months ago
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      Heh. I think l33tsp34k is pretty funny, but only in small doses. I've been racking my brain lately to think of things that I'll remember about this decade, and it's definitely on the list.
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        I agree with all the comments about spelling and grammar. I cannot stand it when people talk to me and use words like "k" "kool" "wut" "u" "doin"


        I want to reach through the screen and punch them in the face, but then I wouldn't have a computer anymore.
          • 10 years 11 months ago
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          Quote by eightiesgirl86
          And don't forget THE spelled as TEH. It's only three letters. You gotta proofread.


          I cant agree with you more on this one.

          As far as Mystie's post here's what Snopes.com has to say.
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            With some people, they are literally making typos. I sometimes notice that I could be typing so fast and may type "there" when I meant to type "their" and just correct it by retyping "their*".

            Same thing applies to "its" and "it's". This is an easy typo to make when just randomly typing solely for chatting and don't catch it until after you've hit the "enter" key.
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              Quote by SSJ
              With some people, they are literally making typos. I sometimes notice that I could be typing so fast and may type "there" when I meant to type "their" and just correct it by retyping "their*".

              Same thing applies to "its" and "it's". This is an easy typo to make when just randomly typing solely for chatting and don't catch it until after you've hit the "enter" key.


              Alright, but some people tend to avoid hitting the enter key until they've proofread their lines. Yes, it's anal-retentive, but I'd prefer to sound intelligent when I write.
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                Quote by Mystie
                had to do it...

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                  Personally, I don't really care for typo or grammer errors. Maybe because I grew up speaking slang most of my life. Language to me is just a form of communication, as long as your understood than you have communicated and that's what matters to me.
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                    * than you have communicated* That didn't come out right did it? But hopefully I was understood.
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                      One that really gets on my nerves is "I could care less". The original (and correct) phrase is "I couldn't care less". Think about it. If you *could* care less, then that means you actually do care, doesn't it?

                      The most annoying thing about mistakes like this is that if people just stopped to think about what they say, then they'd realise something's wrong.
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                        Quote by Daniel85
                        One that really gets on my nerves is "I could care less". The original (and correct) phrase is "I couldn't care less". Think about it. If you *could* care less, then that means you actually do care, doesn't it?

                        The most annoying thing about mistakes like this is that if people just stopped to think about what they say, then they'd realise something's wrong.


                        I think that's what people are trying to say but in the modern day lazy english the "Couldn't" becomes "Couldn" whilch when pared next to "care" the "n" sound becomes drowned out so it sounds like "could"
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                          Quote by MattNash
                          I think that's what people are trying to say but in the modern day lazy english the "Couldn't" becomes "Couldn" whilch when pared next to "care" the "n" sound becomes drowned out so it sounds like "could"


                          That could explain it in everyday speech, but not in online communication, where it's clearly typed. I see it on message boards and when I very infrequently go into chat rooms.

                          That reminds me off another one which really cheeses me off: "for all intensive purposes". People say and type this so much. It's "for all intents and purposes". You can tell when someone says "for all intensive purposes" that they don't read too many books.
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