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Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Andy, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Please use only full English words, this is an internet forum not a mobile phone.

    Text speak is not allowed here, it's in the forum rules.



    If you are using Internet explorer then you can download iespell to help with spelling.

    http://www.iespell.com/download.php

    If you use Firefox then you can download the dictionary extension

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3366

    Everyone makes spelling mistakes but some post's are just becoming impossible to read or understand.


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    andyh Engaging Member

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    I never got a handle on text speak,:confused:
    A1 please use the above links or you'll never learn how to spell :D
     
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    Thank goodness, I was beginning to wonder if it was just me who couldn't understand this new 'lingo'
    Thankyou Andy
     
  4. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    oh come on im not the woist here:D
     
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    andyh Engaging Member

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    Yeah right !!!!!!!:rolleyes:
     
  6. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    I'm glad it's not just me who finds text speak an abhorrence. As far as I'm concerned it's a sign of ignorance and idleness. It marks the user as too idle to attend English lessons and an intellectual lightweight in my book and if those who do it read this and mark me as a grumpy old b*stard then so be it. :p I've used the Firefox spell checker for ages now and it's pretty good. I don't mind an odd spelling mistake at all so long as the post is readable without special effort to decipher. Too many ill-educated school drop outs fall back on the dyslexic crutch. Those who genuinely suffer get my understanding but they are diminished unfairly by the hijacking of their problem by the idle.

    Rant over.:D
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    That's a good one, :) we could use that when someone's post is unreadable and say....

    Your an intellectual lightweight your fired. :busted:

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  8. Buzz

    Buzz Banned

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    I can understand why texting language started, but I can't understand why it continues. Before predictive texting was the norm, texting in full was a right pain, but now it's easier than the shortcuts.
    It is against the forum rules, but it still continues and I think will continue till something is done to stop it. The other thing I can't get my head round is why someone who obviously can spell correctly makes so many mistakes. I can only presume it's done purposely, but why ??
     
  9. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    people using numbers is pretty funny too.

    there 4 you :p
    1 for 1 and 1-4 all:D

    erm

    is stuff like:
    ATB
    IMO
    OMG
    OMFG
    LOL
    ROFL
    LMAO
    :rtfm:
    acceptable?
     
  10. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    I for one don't know what they mean :eek:
     
  11. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

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    NO.....F O :D
     
  12. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    ATB=all the best
    IMO= in my opinion
    OMG=oh my .
    OMFG=oh my F .
    LOL= laugh out loud
    ROFL= rolling on floor laughing
    LMAO=laughing my arse off
    rtfm= read the f manual
     
  13. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    in that case FY:rolleyes::D
     
  14. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

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    Ok :p
     
  15. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Whats the "F" word something to do with cooking:rolleyes::D
     
  16. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    can i have this one:

    CIOGTG?

    corrie is on got to go:D

    bye
     
  17. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    wrong....its F U :D:D:D
     
  18. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    no because thats using text talk U tart :finger:
     
  19. Mick Dundee

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    Seriously though, you don't have to use long words or have every word spelt correctly, ( I always had to look at the handbook to get Weihrauch right !)
    just make the effort. Capital letters for I and names, a comma for a pause and a full stop at the end of a sentence and we will all understand.
     
  20. andyhawkx3

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    The baby is always saying to me "Dad your using to many comer's" I say, I know dear, but that's me if I pores, I put in a coma, Lol:D:D:D
     

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