No wonder kids can't spell

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« on: 23/10/2008 16:21:19 »
The brats were watching TV and there was an advert for "Stylin' Studio". What the hell is wrong with putting the G on the end of Stylin rather than an apostrophe (which will probably end up being abused anyway)?

And while I'm at it - quite some time ago now I was in a burger bar of ill repute and there were some young girls sitting at the next table. Whenever any of them said something funny, 1 of the girls said "LOL" rather than laughing.

WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO!!!???
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« Reply #1 on: 23/10/2008 16:32:41 »
Yeah - it's funny how so much that is regarded as progress seems like regression.
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« Reply #2 on: 23/10/2008 19:31:53 »
The brats were watching TV and there was an advert for "Stylin' Studio". What the hell is wrong with putting the G on the end of Stylin rather than an apostrophe (which will probably end up being abused anyway)?

And while I'm at it - quite some time ago now I was in a burger bar of ill repute and there were some young girls sitting at the next table. Whenever any of them said something funny, 1 of the girls said "LOL" rather than laughing.

WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO!!!???

Oh, that drives me insane!  I won't patronize a business that intentionally misspells the name of their establishment!

I can't even bring myself to abbreviate you, be, you are, great, etc. when texting!
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« Reply #3 on: 23/10/2008 19:36:24 »
And while I'm at it - quite some time ago now I was in a burger bar of ill repute and there were some young girls sitting at the next table. Whenever any of them said something funny, 1 of the girls said "LOL" rather than laughing.

WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO!!!???

....and one more thing.  I can't believe you, Mr. Pedant, didn't spell out the number one!  For shame! [V]
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« Reply #4 on: 23/10/2008 20:07:35 »
*hangs head*  [V]

I did it in the cause of brevity.
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« Reply #5 on: 23/10/2008 22:17:03 »
*hangs head*  [V]

I did it in the cause of brevity.

tsk tsk
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« Reply #6 on: 24/10/2008 02:50:30 »
*hangs head*  [V]

I did it in the cause of brevity.

When did you get your first breviary, Father Ted?

(Oh - Never mind, I get it. You were trying to imitate Kurt Russell.)

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« Reply #7 on: 24/10/2008 14:54:28 »
Kurt who?
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« Reply #8 on: 24/10/2008 17:51:54 »
I think it's the recession.

Perhap Victor Borge would have invented 'Recessionary Language' today instead of 'Inflationary Language'.

'Anyone for tennis?' in inflationary language becomes; "Anytwo five elevennis?", but in recessionary language it would become "Anyhalf three ninnis?"
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« Reply #9 on: 24/10/2008 20:20:44 »
I think it's the recession.

Perhap Victor Borge would have invented 'Recessionary Language' today instead of 'Inflationary Language'.

'Anyone for tennis?' in inflationary language becomes; "Anytwo five elevennis?", but in recessionary language it would become "Anyhalf three ninnis?"

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