View Full Version : May I buy you a dictionary?

10-17-2001, 05:02 AM
Gamegod, you seem to have difficulty spelling properly. May I buy you a dictionary?

Translated to "god-speak"...

Gamgod, yu seem tu hav difikulti spelin propearly. Maye eye by yu a diconnary?


10-17-2001, 05:17 AM
The utter incapability of spelling properly, even in ones mother tongue, seems to be something exceedingly common on the internet. I've just began to think it is done purposefully. Something to do with the informality, and the anonimity of the internet, maybe. It is difficult to believe that so many people would care so little for their grammar as to write in such a manner if their identity were known to all. That is assuming most people are self-respecting.

Another thing that is very interesting about this phenomena is that when confronted about it most of the people who do this react in a extremely hostile manner. Sometimes claiming to be proud of the way they put their thoughts in writting.

Of course, approaching them with contempt never helps.

I, for one, like to write the best way i can, and am always happy to be corrected.


10-17-2001, 05:42 AM
Intrusting... :)

u8r incapability of speling properly, evun in uns mother tung, seems to b sumthing exceedingly comon on net. me jst began 2 think its dun purpusfuly. Sumthing 2 do with informal8y, & anonimity of net, maybe. Its dificult 2 believe that so many people wud care so litle 4 their gramar 2 wri8 in such a maner if their identity were known 2 all. Thats asumng most people r self-respecting.

Anuthr thing thats very intrustng abo2 this finomena is when confron2d bout it most of people who do this react in a extremely hostile maner. Sumtimes claiming 2 be proud of way they put their thou8s in writing.

Ov'crse, aproaching them with contempt never helps.

i, 4 1, like 2 wr8 best way i can & am always hapy 2 b corrected.

i wonder
-why follow rulez
-why was i created
-why life has the same pattern (first it was horses now cars)
-why cry over nothing
-why die in ignorance

everything will be nothing when i die, except may be of the faith if i have that there is my creater and the creater of all to whom i am returning to. so should i not search for him

10-17-2001, 05:56 AM
wot u on abowt?? I finks gaymgod spellz us wel az miy owld inglish teecha.

wel dun gaymgod.......

10-17-2001, 06:04 AM
Very actually, i have never come across much of gamegod's posts. But i know wat you are trying to imply on, for i'm one such too. Though not really my style of writing is the same as above mentioned by Evenflow....to some extent i belong to that category(i'm trying my best to avoid tt in this forum, for i already got shot in one of the threads in Cprogramming).

Well, on behalf of my fellow "so" writers(seems like i can form a committee..hehe*), lemme talk. It is not that our vocabulary/ grammar is poor or watsoever u can assume as(i got A2 for my high skool english..hehe). Speaking of fact, i picked up this language from one of the forums too and all sorts of funny abbreviations from the SMS world. Thatz a trendy world with full of code words and funny spellings(eg: hiya, can gif thiz 2 tcher n' den get mii my buk 4rm her??), eventually we might come up with a dictionary too. Communicating that way is much easier and faster to type, in addition itz so informal and feels relaxed. Itz actually fun, yet irritating to some, especially 4 those who are new to this would tend to scratch head and bash us upside down.

So to my best, i will keep off my funny language when i speak to strangers. Though i don't entertain the usage of such languages formally i love it....itz cool actually!!


10-17-2001, 06:19 AM
kju8er1 ;)

Fun langz sia!! --> whats sia ?

10-17-2001, 06:22 AM
I already own a dictionary, it sits on the other side of my bible.

Anyways I speek Gerenise the internet standerd language. Very close to english but not quite.

10-17-2001, 06:32 AM
Sia is actually juz a suffix...like to say cool sia!! great sia...hard sia...u know, to give a punch to the expression!!

Note: This sia has got nothing to do with the Sia in my nick "siagal".

refer "Siagalish" dictionary for synonyms..hehe!!

10-17-2001, 06:49 PM
>>Anyways I speek Gerenise the internet standerd language. Very close to english but not quite.

Oh I see. Well that's okay then :)

10-17-2001, 06:53 PM
See, I don't understand this. How can a dictionary
help someone spell? If they can't spell the word,
how are the going to look it up? It just boggles
the mind... Eh, well, it boggles my mind.

10-17-2001, 07:20 PM
I think spelling is highly overrated.

10-17-2001, 11:39 PM
I think language in general is highly overrated...

I remember back in the good ol' days when we all used to sit around the camp-sticks grunting at each other...

For instance the day the day Garth invented fire... his right arm caught ablaze and he was grunting and howling like a madman. All those in attendance were in no doubt that his vocalisations, while devoid of any grammar or inflections, quite clearly meant "Christ, this doesn't half hurt".

And when it came time to perform the day's diary duties, we had no need for small meaningless squiggles to represent this hilarious moment in history... the cave-wall-sized picture we all helped draw provided all the details we needed... not to mention a source of humour for generations to come...

10-17-2001, 11:49 PM
>Sia is actually juz a suffix...

right on! ++weirdpostfix...

10-18-2001, 01:28 AM
Humourous thread. Very.

Gerenise, never heard of it.


10-18-2001, 04:25 AM
> For instance the day the day Garth invented fire...
Oh, yeah. I think I remember this. Classic. Just classic.

10-18-2001, 11:34 AM
what're you talkin about? I invented fire...DUH. Then me and Al Gore worked on the Internet together.

10-18-2001, 02:44 PM
>Gerenise, never heard of it.
Well it the language I speak, and do the cloness of english I don't feel like changing. Anyways it is the standered internet language so get use to it.

BTW I can't understan that number latter talk so stop it.

10-18-2001, 03:28 PM
nice, it's like this language: "Spanglish", it's like english, but written the way it's prononced in Spanish.

bat aiv neber jerd of yerenis, send mi a dicchonari, ai wuld laik to nou jau tu spik yerenis


10-18-2001, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Garfield
> For instance the day the day Garth invented fire...
Oh, yeah. I think I remember this. Classic. Just classic.

Yep... although it was nothing compared to Doug's face the day we were sitting around our new camp-fire and he invented popcorn... don't think any of us saw that coming...

10-18-2001, 06:41 PM
> don't think any of us saw that coming...
Nope, came out of nowhere. Boy, those were the days.

10-18-2001, 07:59 PM
Umm, I think that people write like that cuz it is easier. I mean, why type out a whole bunch of letters, if you only need to type a few? It's called self-expression. Also, if it is cuz his spelling sucks, then let him make mistakes, nobody is perfect...:)

10-18-2001, 08:02 PM
>nobody is perfect...

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10-18-2001, 08:08 PM
LoL, my bad, 2 ppl are perfect...

10-18-2001, 11:07 PM
>bat aiv neber jerd of yerenis, send mi a dicchonari, ai wuld laik to nou jau tu spik yerenis


10-19-2001, 12:58 PM
Wow. Just...wow.