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Rename this subforum?

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MidKnight
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Rename this subforum?

Post by MidKnight » 03 Aug 2009, 19:50

"Art & Modeling" is grammatically correct.
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Post by Sindwiller » 04 Aug 2009, 11:49

MidKnight wrote:"Art & Modeling" is orthographically correct.
I checked, 'modelling' with a double-L is British English, 'modeling' with a single-L is American English. I personally prefer the British variant :P
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Post by smoth » 04 Aug 2009, 12:56

ffs, seriously.... 2 'l's what the dog shit godamnit.
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Post by AF » 04 Aug 2009, 13:16

More people speak english english anyway, afterall if your learning english you learn english, not US english.

There are also a few 'quirks' that result from the Americanization of some word, the very idea of deliberately meddling with the dictionary because you founded a new state was sorta unnecessary in the first place.

Its only American people and English people who get confused every now and again by branding that use the American spellings.
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Post by Forboding Angel » 04 Aug 2009, 14:12

British english has a big fear of the letter 'z', I've noticed.
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Post by AF » 04 Aug 2009, 14:22

I find americans pronounce the 'ise' at the end of words with a distinct z, which is probably why it was changed from an s, although there are still situations where the s is used as it was in england e.g. advertisement where its pronounced ad-ver-tis-munt

Whats most striking is a lot of americans cant tell which is the americanism and which is standard english
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Post by smoth » 04 Aug 2009, 16:05

I love how condescending both posts were.
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Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by Peet » 04 Aug 2009, 16:17

my english could beat up your english...eh?
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Post by AF » 04 Aug 2009, 16:54

Condescending? Not at all, it was my intention to be downright evil
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Post by Otherside » 04 Aug 2009, 17:05

ITT : people who have run out of things to spew drama/flame/troll about and resorting to flame there own languages and derivatives
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Post by rattle » 04 Aug 2009, 18:17

afterall if your learning english you learn english, not US english.
LOL!
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Post by Sindwiller » 04 Aug 2009, 18:26

I thought language flamewars only exist in German-speaking communities :P I've been wrong it seems, language purism exists everywhere! :D
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Post by KaiserJ » 04 Aug 2009, 18:30

it amuses me how UK people will say "an" before an H word; always throws me off...

"lets go and stay at an hotel!"
"i had an halibut!"
"im an hero!"
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Post by CarRepairer » 04 Aug 2009, 18:48

This grievance comes from pernikety people without even the remotest realisation that British and American words are sometimes spelt differently.They should have travelled more! We've been at the centre of some rancour, but we're not going to take offence or harbour any grievances. The catalogue of their ill-informed certainties won't colour this organisation's programme. It's a grey area anyway. And we don't want to labour the point. Except to add that most of these cavillous correspondents seem to feel that they have a licence or a blank cheque for a level of rudeness that more civilised souls wouldn't have dreamt of. In response, we nevertheless practise polite dialogue, enabling them to recognise that the error is entirely their own. (We manoeuvre them towards the Oxford English Reference Dictionary, which is also an encyclopaedia.) This leaves them quite defenceless, which may account for the fact that these less than honourable individuals virtually never apologise.
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Post by FLOZi » 04 Aug 2009, 20:35

KaiserJ wrote:it amuses me how UK people will say "an" before an H word; always throws me off...

"lets go and stay at an hotel!"
"i had an halibut!"
"im an hero!"
Only if they are incapable of speaking their own language. :|
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Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by Forboding Angel » 04 Aug 2009, 21:29

Have you ever heard british people speak? They take proper speaking, grammar, and accent and rip it a new asshole. Not that americans don't do that, but at least you can understand what the fuck we're saying.

And since we're being Nazi's here, I have something to get off my chest:

"A LOT" IS TWO, (2), (dos), FUCKING WORDS GODDAMNIT!

./Contented Sigh
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Post by CarRepairer » 04 Aug 2009, 21:41

Forboding Angel wrote:And since we're being Nazi's here, I have something to get off my chest:

"A LOT" IS TWO, (2), (dos), FUCKING WORDS GODDAMNIT!

./Contented Sigh
THE PLURAL FORM OF A NOUN IS USUALLY S, NEVER APOSTROPHE-S "'S" FLIPPING GOSH DARNIT
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Post by Argh » 04 Aug 2009, 22:24

Heh. Blame Noah Webster.
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Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by KaiserJ » 04 Aug 2009, 22:25

FLOZi wrote:Only if they are incapable of speaking their own language.
true enough, i didnt mean everyone, just people who speak in slang i suppose or who are not well spoken.
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Re: Rename this subforum?

Post by MidKnight » 04 Aug 2009, 23:06

Well, 'modelling' gets approx. 32 million hits on Google, while 'modeling' gets over double that amount. I didn't realize 'modeling' was British English, and based the post on my limited knowledge and Firefox's limited spellchecker.

The point still stands, however: 'Modeling' is the more popular variant! :P
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