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  1. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    ......put THIS in your pipe and smoke it !!!

    Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseaethe huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

    And now how 'bout some numbers with those letters:

    7H15 M3554G3
    53RV35 7O PR0V3
    H0W 0UR M1ND5 C4N
    D0 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
    1MPR3551V3 7H1NG5!
    1N 7H3 B3G1NN1NG
    17 WA5 H4RD BU7
    N0W, 0N 7H15 LIN3
    Y0UR M1ND 1S
    R34D1NG 17
    4U70M471C4LLY
    W17H 0U7 3V3N
    7H1NK1NG 4B0U7 17,
    B3 PROUD! 0NLY
    C3R741N P30PL3 C4N
    R3AD 7H15.
    PL3453 F0RW4RD 1F
    U C4N R34D 7H15.
     
  2. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Yeap, remember reading bout these stuff some years ago… First time I read scrambled words in English though. :ko: It works the same way even if it's not my main language! Amazing thing the brain, millions of years evolving… :nod: Now keep pumping it with sweet cannabinoids and let's see what happens! :D
     
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  3. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    An ellipsis has three periods, not six.
     
  4. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    :rofl:

    EDIT: Funny thing that the three dots are called ellipsis… In Greek we use the term "aposiopitika" (αποσιωπητικά)… Ellipsis (έλλειψη) is not used at all for the three dots! :cool:
     
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  5. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    It has six if it's a double ellipsis, or to put it another way, an ellipsisi...or is that a herd of ellipsis, or a flock or a......gaggle of ellipsises............................. :brow:
     
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  6. natural farmer

    natural farmer god is in the neurons...

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    Best things in life are free!!! So do periods! The more the better! :D
     
  7. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Don't tell that to our sisters here. They'll come after you with one of these...:goon:
     
  8. Havelock Vetenari

    Havelock Vetenari Patrician

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    I've thought about getting one of these...
    [​IMG]
    :lol:
     
  9. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

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    It's like a built-in brain hack!
     
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  10. naturalist

    naturalist Member

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    I study linguistics and the English language (not my native language), and personally could not give a damn about spelling mistakes. They occur frequently, but do not impede the reader's understanding since they are obvious. If anyone is giving you crap because of your spelling, they are just being an asshole imo.

    Now the thing I do find strange/interesting are errors like using ''should of'' instead of ''should have''. It does not make any sense, yet people still massively misuse this phrase, even native speakers of English. I can only attribute this to a general lack of understanding of the language syntax and lexis.

    Still, I never call out people on this. I believe language is a living thing and I prefer to just observe the evolution of its usage rather than interfere with it. I feel like I'm on a safari all the time.
     
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  11. djonkoman

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    as somneone with a native language other than english(technically english is my third language, and I have 2 native languages), those things like 'should of' instead of 'should have' also make no sense at all to me.

    some english words are hard to spell though, since, IMO, the relation between the spoken and written form is sometimes very weird in english(just the word english already, the e and i are pronounced the same and the h sounds like a semi-silent j). my 2 native languages are dutch and frisian, in dutch there are also weird things with the way it is written, but it is much more consistent as in english(although that could partly be because I grew up with it). frisian on the other hand is much more straightforward, for example no doubt if an s/z sound at the beginning of a word is an s or a z, it's always written with an s. same for v/f, always an f(if it's the first letter of the word). also words that come from english usually keep their english spelling in dutch, but in frisian they get their own, phonetic, spelling, same aplies for words coming from dutch and other languages. there are also a few jokes based on that, for example 'what is the frisian word for parachute? donder-del-doekje'(translates to 'fall-down-rag')
     
  12. max

    max Bingo Coordinator Staff Member

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    That particular 'either or' shouldn't make sense, since 'should of' is completely wrong. It's not proper English. If it's said or written people generally get the meaning of it, but technically it has no meaning. It should be 'should have' or in contraction form 'should've'. I'm pretty certain the error comes into play when people use the contraction, since 'should've' sounds just like 'should of'.
     
  13. KidFated.

    KidFated. Watch your pawking metaws.

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    Thanks for blowing my speech class completely off course after i brought this up with my teacher/professor whatever he is. Good topic!
     
  14. Buildozer

    Buildozer Well-Known Member

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    When it comes to spelling and typing, I sometimes have a problem putting "it's instead of it has".. Mostly because of the way I speak it like an lazy-ass.. It also doesn't make any sense though.

    Example: It's been a good day/It has been a good day.
     
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  15. naturalist

    naturalist Member

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    ^ Nah, man, contractions totally do make sense. It's just shortening. Perfectly fine to use in everyday language.
     
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  16. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    You should have created a poll with this thread cos I doubt only 55% of people can read your OP, I would guestimate a much higher percentage.

    Or maybe 45% of people who read this post have no idea what I'm talking about :shrug:
     
  17. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Bad news from the stars.

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    My biggest grammar pet peeve is when people use "everyday" and "every day" interchangably.

    They are not the same thing!

    Everyday = common, ordinary, regular, run-of-the-mill

    Every day = each and every day

    So, when a company advertises its "everyday" savings... well, you get it.

    But what REALLY chaps my biscuit balls is when people call me Everyday Amnesiac! :rant:

    :razz:
     
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  18. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    What about:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=errday

    You know what? That's now your new name.

    "ErrDayAmnesiac"

    Done deal.
     
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  19. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Bad news from the stars.

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    Definition #6 is funny.

    Is it pronounced in a way that rhymes with "air" or more like "urr" ?

    Makes me think of this:



    :ko:
     
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  20. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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    More like "Urrr". Urrday.

    Lol number 6 got the most down votes.
     
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  21. naturalist

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    Since you brought it up ... True, they are not the same thing, but they can mean the same thing. The difference is that 'everyday' is used as an adjective, but 'every day' usually isn't. So in the case of your nickname, I actually believe the grammatically correct way would be 'EverydayAmnesiac', but hey, whatever floats your boat. I think Caligula's version is the best, though.

    Anyway, sorry for rambling. I know I'm a nerd, but this grammar shit amuses me to no end when I'm sufficiently vaped. And I just finished two bowls. Vape errday!
     
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  22. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Bad news from the stars.

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    :disgust:

    No, no, no. :disgust::disgust::disgust:

    It HAS to be EveryDay. Or ErrrDay. I intend to suggest that I do something literally every day.

    Although, to be really honest, it should be "EveryQuarterHourAmnesiac" :buzz:
     
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  23. Caligula

    Caligula Maximus

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  24. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac Bad news from the stars.

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  25. tuk

    tuk Well-Known Member

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    Noam's other job....

     

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