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Old 08-05-2014, 07:27 PM   #21
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It's prolly the same people what say stuff like "irregardless" or celebrate "Valentimes Day". If I here eeever of those things one more time, my head is literally going to 'splode. You know? Right??

I think it's interesting to see/hear how much language can be butchered while the message being communicated still remains comprehensible. At the same time, a lot of the folks I see butchering English the most don't speak any other languages. Some even do it knowingly, refusing to correct something they know to be wrong (Valentimes.... Ouch... That's a real life example). I don't think there is a fix for that, so I just accept it.

Autocorrect is a pain, too. Maybe that's part of the problem. Or voice-to-text just getting it wrong. Someone posted about putting grains in a muslin Viagra yesterday, but I don't think that was what they were trying to type. Hopefully.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #22
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Hm... I can't say I've ever heard "Belgium beer" before. As far as I can tell, I've only heard "Belgian beer." Hm...
Belgium beer should be seen, but not heard.
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:37 PM   #24
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It's prolly the same people what say stuff like "irregardless" or celebrate "Valentimes Day". If I here eeever of those things one more time, my head is literally going to 'splode. You know? Right??

I think it's interesting to see/hear how much language can be butchered while the message being communicated still remains comprehensible. At the same time, a lot of the folks I see butchering English the most don't speak any other languages. Some even do it knowingly, refusing to correct something they know to be wrong (Valentimes.... Ouch... That's a real life example). I don't think there is a fix for that, so I just accept it.

Autocorrect is a pain, too. Maybe that's part of the problem. Or voice-to-text just getting it wrong. Someone posted about putting grains in a muslin Viagra yesterday, but I don't think that was what they were trying to type. Hopefully.

/ramble
I agree, I've gotten away from being a grammar nazi on matters where I still understand what they're trying to say. All language is arbitrary and has the simple purpose of conveying something to someone else. If they understand what you meant, then you have communicated effectively.

What drives me crazy though is the lack of punctuation or walls of text with no paragraphs. It makes it nearly impossible for your reader to follow what you're trying to say. I sometimes like to read those posts like the Micromachine guy.

I also cannot stand excessive abbreviations. It's like saying my time is more important than yours. I can't spend one extra second typing the word out, so I'll let you waste your time trying to figure out what I'm saying to you.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:56 PM   #25
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LOL....I had a patient the other night, she calls out wanting someone to check her "oxygenation"....I go in, her nasal cannula is going @ 3lpm as ordered, humidifier bottle for her O2 more than half full, checked her O2 sat, she was satting at 96% ..... turns out the dumbarse was talking about the air conditioning, was too cold for her.....OHHHH,my, the stories I could tell

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Haha fuelish! Too many good stories to even start

To the point of this thread, the posts on HBT that mention "Belgium beer" is a result of autocorrect I think. My phone used to autocorrect Belgian to Belgium until I fixed it. Stupid phone thinks it is smarter than me... (It probably is)


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You guys can conversate all you want about this alien stuff. Give me a good cold America beer.

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I'm not crazy about their other beers, but New Belgian makes some pretty nice Belgium beers.

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Haha fuelish! Too many good stories to even start

To the point of this thread, the posts on HBT that mention "Belgium beer" is a result of autocorrect I think. My phone used to autocorrect Belgian to Belgium until I fixed it. Stupid phone thinks it is smarter than me... (It probably is)


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True story: There's a local brewery I hung around a lot. The guy running shop that day was putting up a post on Facebook and turned to me to ask how to spell "Belgian."
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