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Old 06-10-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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this is a warning, guys.

i told you ages ago to remember your roots, and spell the way the queen, the bbc and the cbc do.

a refresher:

color does not equal a word. colour does.
behaviour not behavior
neighbourhood/neighbour not neighborhood/neighbor
flavour not flavor
favour not favor
theatre not theater
centre not center

as for words such as customize, randomize, hospitalize, and epitomize please consider replacing the "ize" with "ise" for it is less savage, and more refined.
i trust if you drink wine, you don't ask for the "freshest bottle in stock"?
it's the same thing.

words such as programme, tonne, gramme, etc. may be stupidified as per usual, but i ask you once again kindly to reconsider and begin incorporating proper lettering.

i'd also like to point out at this time that when one issues payment to another party for goods or services executed in terms of writing a specific number in a specific currency on a paper roughly the same size as a bank note, it is called a cheque - not a check.

when you look round your home for a missing item, you're checking the different rooms for the lost particular.

but when you write out a specific financial term, you're not checking anything. you're issuing a cheque. they're not the same. they're different, as i already pointed out how, in a precise manner no less.

with that said, if you want to continue looking like mindless savages, then please - be my guest and write in a way that would be insulting to the queen.

but if you want to carry yourself with pomp, courage and esteem such as myself and the rest of the members of the holy british empire, i recommend adding your "u's", switching your "er's", and joining me in saluting our very pale leader in the wildest, most delirious way you can manage in your own rite.

god save the queen, and our english.
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also.. it's business, not "bitness".
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:15 PM   #3
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true dat, brotha!
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I would like to add that if I suspect that anyone typing the word 'sixth' is pronouncing it 'sickth', I will hunt them down and kill them with my bear* hands.

*good for mauling
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what about chubster? is that still ok?

ps thank god for some sanity on the cheque. you lace up your skates and hit the ice, big boy, and i'll give you a check. you want loot? i'll give you a cheque. a nice rubbery one at that.
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Pleh-ba....or Plee-ba?
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:20 PM   #8
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Also, Her Majesty the Queen does not stand in a line-up. She stands in a queue.* I realise that this is not related to improper spelling, as such, but it is no less important.


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Little known fact: you can be jailed in Canada for startling the Queen.

Yes. It is a crime for being improper. I'm looking at you, America.
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If we get into pronunciation, there's a whole can of worms there. Leiutenant vs. Leftenant? lol.

But a word like Center makes sense to me, though, phonetically. Why put the "r" before the second "e"?
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agreed. fortunately in europe queue isn't such a "foreign" word amongst english speaking people, and in canada it's not too out of place to say it either. at least, not in my part anyway.

what also pisses me off is "cell-phone". where the fuck does bono get off calling it that all the time? i only learnt what it really meant, recently.

how many of you fully understand what it means to call a mobile, a cell phone?

i'm most curious.

even tupac called it a mobile in "changes", bitches.

i had a dream last night that the beloved union jack that flies back home in my town, was replaced by the american flag. i went absolutely mental and attacked people with water balloons/guns. really, that was my dream.

if i find that to be true when i get home, i will indeed attack people with water soaking devices.

yesterday is the new tomorrow, guys.

while some of this is tongue in cheek, i'll properly explain why i'm going off on all this shortly.

has something to do with canadians being "uber-canadian" and "anti-american", which i think is utter bullshit. most of the canadians i know back home who cheer loudest when canada wins a hockey tournament that's meaningless to everyone else in the world, are more influenced by american culture than anyone else i know.
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Your name is spelled "arsehole", right?
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Your name is spelled "arsehole", right?
oh, is that the bad word you learnt in school today, lazarus?

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where the fuck does bono get off calling it that all the time?
I've never heard anyone here refer to a mobile as a cell-phone.

Bono's special.
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while some of this is tongue in cheek, i'll properly explain why i'm going off on all this shortly.

has something to do with canadians being "uber-canadian" and "anti-american", which i think is utter bullshit. most of the canadians i know back home who cheer loudest when canada wins a hockey tournament that's meaningless to everyone else in the world, are more influenced by american culture than anyone else i know.
That's a good point you make. I'm an immigrant, so perhaps I find it easier to pick up on this than the average Canadian does. But honestly, even though I am living in a Commonwealth nation that features the Queen on its currency and the Union Jack on a number of provincial flags, I don't think I would notice much of a difference if I were to cross the border. That's not meant as an insult to Canada (or America) at all - it's just a simple observation. I often joke about how nice it is that Canada upolds its Commonwealth heritage, but really...come on. Most Canadians don't even know the first thing about cricket, for god's sake!

I still say people should use proper English, though, because I'm anal like that.
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