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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2008, 04:58:39 PM »

My Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary ("fully revised and updated" 12 years ago)
says alright is an acceptable word, but that all right is used in "more formal, edited writing".

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2008, 11:37:19 PM »

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in "more formal, edited writing"


That is to say by people who know the language, or those you pay people who know the language to make them appear that they do.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2008, 11:56:09 PM »

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in "more formal, edited writing"


That is to say, as used by people who are proficient with the language, or those who have aides, assistants, or staffers
who are sufficiently fluent as to make it appear that they themselves are.

That'll be 50 cents.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #108 on: September 14, 2008, 08:26:07 PM »

ROFL.

Cos I don't know what 90% of abbreviated speech means.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #109 on: September 15, 2008, 04:25:59 AM »

It confuses me too, thankfully on this forum, it tends to just be a signature trait of particular shadowboxers
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #110 on: September 15, 2008, 08:08:07 PM »

ROFL.

Cos I don't know what 90% of abbreviated speech means.

You think that´s stupid oh dear:

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WTF

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2008, 08:31:13 PM »

ROFL.

Cos I don't know what 90% of abbreviated speech means.

You think that´s stupid oh dear:

ROFLWEW

Rolling on the Floor Laughing while eating waffles

WTF

lol

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #112 on: September 16, 2008, 07:28:28 AM »

Why don't people say "willn't?"
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #113 on: September 16, 2008, 04:38:54 PM »

For the same reason they don't say 'tooken'
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #114 on: September 16, 2008, 04:42:46 PM »

Why don't people say "willn't?"

After some serious research  :D, I came up with this explanation:

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #115 on: September 16, 2008, 04:55:31 PM »

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Without spaces, bam!
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #116 on: September 16, 2008, 07:06:11 PM »

In my city you will hear sentences as such "oh, he willnae dae that"

"willnae"= willn't.
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #117 on: October 15, 2008, 02:58:06 PM »

Grammar and words themselves change all the time. Read something from the 1600's that hasn't been translated and see what happens...

I mostly get irritated with advertisements.

"chewphoria" or any bastard that adds "phoria" on the end of their chosen product---dammit. Gets on my nerves.

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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #118 on: October 28, 2008, 05:46:37 PM »

Anyways (with an S) is not a word
That one really irks me

It's anyway, people! No S
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Re: Things that ARE NOT WORDS
« Reply #119 on: October 28, 2008, 09:40:43 PM »

Normalcy!

This is an American invention.

What the hell is wrong with saying normality like the rest of the english speaking world?
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