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Old 26th Feb 2008, 09:14
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Be fair, people some posters may come from someplace where English is not their first language............

.....like Liverpool!
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Old 8th May 2008, 12:23
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As much as I'd like to let this go,

Education
  • Higher School Certificate (documentation required), with passes in Maths and English (approved bridging courses will be considered)

Minimum Requirements for Tainee Program


It seems that even after the author was alerted to all the errors and had a go at fixing them, they still failed. I hope they aren't important.

Grounds for employment review?
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 14:18
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I got bored of trying to find the "grammar thread" (so i ended randomly choosing this one); One was wondering if any of you can brake the code on this one; i went on Fcukbook and on my friend's teenage daughter Wall thingy it was this:

loool
awwwwwww
lyk d3y alwais say
b3car3ful of what u say :P:P

hmmm dw lol
3vry1 lyks to wach m3 d3z3 daiz
l shuld g3t ma own t.v. show :P

3rmmm
with you?
for3v3r?
say goodby3?
fall3n ang3l?

d3r r som3 good hits dat h3s dn3 tho

wait a min (8)
l sw3ar dwn u w3r th3 1 hus supos3d t b3 g3ting MOI som3thing
tryna g3t away with it on a slyyy lyk
tut tut
klokd u badly :P

hw bout l m3k it 3asi3r for u
l3ts jus say 30carrat
dis tym try yahoo lol
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 15:16
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To me it indicates that he is sloppy and does'nt pay much attention to detail.

Seems the CP spoke a little sloppily too!
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 16:31
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One was wondering if any of you can brake the code on this one
I think that one was covered earlier in the thread
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 16:52
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Laugh out loud
Aw.
Like they always say
Be careful of what you say

Hmm, donít worry. Laugh out loud
Everyone likes to watch me these days
I should get my own T.V show

Hmm,
With you?
Forever?
Say goodbye?
Fallen angel?

There are some good hits that heís done though.

Wait a minute [Musical note emoticon]
I swear down (I am certain) you were the one whoís supposed to be getting me something
Trying to get away with it on a sly like
Tut tut
Clocked you badly (Iíve caught you out)
How about I make it easier for you
Letís just say 30 carat
This time try Yahoo. Laugh out loud
It would seem that my last 8 years of education has amounted to this, at least I did not waste it.
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 17:15
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Oh, by the way, never more than three points of ellipsis and keep a space between the last word and the first point, for example,

"And whilst the subject is on spelling ...".

Mmmm ... 'just reread the Wiki on that point (ho ho) and there seems to be so many variables that I probably won't go through the 500,000 words I've written and alter the ellipses spacing. To put a space between each point seems rather laborious, (although 'Quick Correct' would automate the process) so I have never done . . . this.

I don't fink it looks nice iver
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 17:23
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Thank you Lost_ethics, very kind of you.
I must say, i stared at "it" for a few good minutes before i decided to give up; but i did manage to get that the numeral 3 is the replacement for the letter e.

I is well proud!

Rgds,
ATS
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 17:39
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Imho good grammar is desirable because:

1. It's precise and sometimes precision, especially in transferring information, can avert disaster.

2. It's a matter of pride in your workmanship.

3. It looks better, is easier to read and it sounds better when read aloud.

Plus you don't have to be a ponce about it. You can avoid pretentious words and still use good grammar.
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 22:51
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I hear that English Departments in learning institutions around Australia are looking for well-trained professionals, conversant in the written and spoken art of the english vernacular. So pss off and leave us pilots to fly!!!
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Old 26th Feb 2009, 23:44
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And if, with your appalling English skills, you progress up the greasy pole because of your superlative piloting skills, and you eventually find yourself in management, then you will look like a total plonker by not being able to use your native language (apologies to non-native English speakers).

Then, the word embarrassment will seem an understatement.

Last edited by sisemen; 1st Mar 2009 at 12:12. Reason: correction of typo - not spelling!!
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 02:21
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Appalling spelling skills are even worse.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 02:35
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Bo777,
leave us pilots to fly!!!
...and work on those valuable inter-personal skills.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 06:00
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So what do you anal-retentive people suggest??? I mean to get into an airline we pilots (management) have to jump through more hoops than a circus sideshow attraction. What I suggest for those of you debating whether "anal-retentive" should or shouldn't have a hyphen please call your local GP and get some much needed medication.
RJM and the rest of you wannabes enjoy your office jobs. HAHAHA
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 07:27
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Settle down, Bo777. The comment was well-meant. And you'd be surprised where my 'office job' takes me...
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:38
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.......straight to an overcrowded and under-resourced classroom somewhere out bush teaching THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH to unruly teenagers.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:59
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So what do you anal-retentive people suggest???
That today's yoof actually sit up and take notice during their school years; that anyone contemplating taking up the teaching profession brush up a little on basic language skills; that today's pilots try and learn a lesson from us oldies and get it right before they, in turn, become crusty oldies and start berating their younger generation.

There are probably a good few p*ssed off wannabe military pilots that sat across from me who may now rue that they did not pay more attention during English lessons.


Yours, anally retentive........

but making the decisions!
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 11:50
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Hear here Chuks, RJM and Pinky

Bo777 appears to have some inferiority issues.

Pinky, I too have been guilty of the same ruthless CV screening.
If they are unable to proffer personal information accurately, then to what extent can we trust their ability to execute duties in IAW SOPs?

Being able to spell correctly and fly well are not mutually exclusive.

And no, we are not being anally retentive, elocution skills equivalent to Henry Higgins are not needed on a flight deck, just ability to communicate accurately.

my 2 shekels worth.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 12:13
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I worked for several years in a local, fairly 'good', comprehensive school.

Part of my duties involved printing worksheets from originals provided by the staff. I possibly spent more time correcting spelling and grammar prior to production than actual printing.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 12:33
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Chuks, they were two excellent posts.
WynSock, you make a good point.
Pinky, I agree. I used to go through my early Sunnies' manuals crossing out prior to and replacing with before. Then we got paperless versions and I got too much white-out on the screen.
Perhaps the subtlety of may, should and must could (easily?) be lost on those who do not really give a stuff.
Try the difference of meaning with the six possible positions of the word "only" in the sentence: She said she loved me. If only!
I have seen people quoting the same paragraph in our SOPs, and getting opposite opinions of what is allowed, and sometimes quite aloud.
I remember being taught never to use a conjunction to begin a sentence; now it seems almost mandatory.
Similar to, different from and compared with were also stressed.
Split infinitives irk me too.
Was it Churchill who said, " ... sheer impertinence up with which I shall not put" after being reminded not to use a preposition to end a sentence with?
Now I am off the soapbox.
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