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#41 True Lord of Chaos

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:15 AM

Agreed.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:21 AM

Usually forum guild line gibberish is done by un-undead folks. But if good grammar is a rule now, no complaints from me. So... whatever. Carry on.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 09:11 AM

Well, if it isn't a rule, it ought to be. Even if not, it's plain good practice for the reasons I outlined: people take a well-written post more seriously than a badly-written post. And I'm sure it takes longer to write badly than well.

There's nothing worse than when someone has - clearly intentionally - butchered the language. Okay, fine, you might not be good at spelling or grammar. But half the shit that I've witnessed on these forums, on Facebook or elsewhere, the person in question would never say aloud. And even then, you'd never see them submit equally abysmally-written things at school/college. Which only implies to me that they are willing to post any old shit on Revora.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:58 AM

I find it easier to post the way I post right now, and I actually do say things like "lol, rofl etc." in real life.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 12:35 PM

Well would you be happy to submit an assignment, report or letter to employer with same grammar you use here?

If so, fair enough. And honestly, why not simply laugh? Saying 'lol' in real life is a bit... :popcorn:

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:59 PM

I find it easier to post the way I post right now, and I actually do say things like "lol, rofl etc." in real life.

You do? Fucking end yourself.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:45 PM

I shall say that to the kid next to me, Matias...
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 07:52 PM

I shall say that to the kid next to me, Matias...

Go for it.

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:21 PM

Please do.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 03:58 AM

Well, if it isn't a rule, it ought to be.

Would be a great rule for those of us who actually try to be decent grammar users. But forcing people who tend to spew out gibberish styled abbreviations (Segway) to type better, just seems cruel.

...So... when do we start?

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:41 AM

I find it easier to post the way I post right now, and I actually do say things like "lol, rofl etc." in real life.

You do? Fucking end yourself.

I say those things too but only around my geeky friends. I'm not going to "end myself" because you're an asshole. That would be letting you win and I can't do that. :huh:

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:50 AM

I find it easier to post the way I post right now, and I actually do say things like "lol, rofl etc." in real life.

You do? Fucking end yourself.

why? theyre legit words.... not really... but thats how words are made, people just keep saying them.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 03:43 PM

They're not even words. They're abbreviations depicting actions. I bet nobody who is saying 'lol' is actually laughing aloud at the time. So why do we say them?

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 04:01 PM

As a Psychology undergraduate and yourself as a Psychology graduate...maybe some sort of investigation would reveal a true answer.
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:51 PM

They're not even words. They're abbreviations depicting actions. I bet nobody who is saying 'lol' is actually laughing aloud at the time. So why do we say them?

Why? Because we're all a bunch of phony bastards.

Oh, I don't use them, by the by.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 06:53 AM

Because if we typed what sound we make when we are "lolling" we would be typing in stuff ha or heh or in my case it's a sort of snort.;)
We type lol for the same reason we use emotes.

And I'm sure it takes longer to write badly than well.

Shouldn't that be "write poorly" :p

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:40 AM

They're not even words. They're abbreviations depicting actions. I bet nobody who is saying 'lol' is actually laughing aloud at the time. So why do we say them?

Because it's like verbing a noun. Language evolves. That's why some people say them (IE - myself and Segway).

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:08 AM

"lol" is overused, just like smileys.

I'm not saying I'm doing really well myself in this area though...
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:34 AM

Use sarcasm instead. That way, you wouldn't have to use 'lol' or a smiley anymore. Moreover, using either of those will result in ruining the joke, making the 'lol' or smiley out of place, because it isn't funny anymore. It's a contradicting paradox... It's funny, but if you emphasise it, not so. (note: I'm being totally serious now, because if I wasn't, it wouldn't be funny anymore. Get it?)
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:46 PM

As a linguist, I am forced to concede that the most recent evolutions of the English language have led us down an extremely lazy path. These days new words are almost all portmanteaus and abbreviations. It just seems to be the direction in which our mother tongue is headed, and we are powerless to stop it, except through a brutal and merciless campaign of unmitigated slaughter. Who's with me?
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