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Old 27th Dec 2017, 06:01
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If you can't spell it out, don't post

I'm tired of spending minutes, hours, days trying to figure out what you are saying because you are too freaking lazy to type another few letters to say what you are saying or you can't spell it yourself.

There are several thousands of occupations, across several thousands of occupations that have adopted the military use of them.

Don't. I should not have to waste my time and everyone else's time to figure out what you mean because you can't type it out .
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 06:20
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Waste is time. Waist is your fat ass wife.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 06:45
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The perennial PPRuNe grammer police thread...
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 06:45
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Originally Posted by bloom View Post
I'm tired of spending minutes, hours, days trying to figure out what you are saying because you are too freaking lazy to type another few letters to say what you are saying or you can't spell it yourself.

There are several thousands of occupations, across several thousands of occupations that have adopted the military use of them.

Don't. I should not have to waste my time and everyone else's time to figure out what you mean because you can't type it out .
Please, don't try to generalise - You are the one who fails to understand what most of us clearly do!!

Grammer needs a bit of work old chap, rather difficult to understand what you mean, now you are wasting my time!!!

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Old 27th Dec 2017, 06:52
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Grammer needs a bit of work old chap
...as does spelling.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 07:05
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Buses
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BUSES


unless you're talking about an electrical device.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 07:17
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Originally Posted by bloom View Post
There are several thousands of occupations, across several thousands of occupations that have adopted the military use of them.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 07:20
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TLAs etc.

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Old 27th Dec 2017, 07:26
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One really shouldn't start a thread such as this when one is either tiddled, grumpy or challenged oneself in both spelling and grammar
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 07:28
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I think the OP needs to lighten up.

PPRuNe would be a poorer place if posting was restricted to 100% literate native English speakers. The occasional spelling, grammar or punctuation error is entirely forgiveable provided it doesn't interfere with the ability to understand a post.

Having said that, what really get up my nose are posters who use IATA and ICAO codes (particularly for airports) because they think it gives them extra street cred - and then use the wrong one !

A favourite on here seems to be using DUB for Dubai. Apart from the fact that DUB belongs to a completely different airport, you've only saved yourself typing a measly two extra letters, and confused 90% of your readership in the process.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 07:49
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Which grammar, spelling etc? English, scottish, irish, US, australian? You „native“ spakers can’t even agree on one set of words, spelling and grammar. For those of us with english as a secondary or tertiary language it is quite confusing at times.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 08:08
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After reading the opening post, I edited all my posts for speeling ... ;-)
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 09:02
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A deliberate ploy my dear chap, to confuse Johnny Foreigner. We should never have got rid of £SD - that was even better....
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 09:31
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 10:33
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My only issue is with text speak. To me, that is unacceptable. Less than perfect English is understandable as we never know the background or sobriety of the poster.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 10:41
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A reason for using acronyms is to target a specific subset of readers.
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 10:47
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I think the OP has a point, but it could have been put better. Acronyms are a good example, what may be quite intelligible to those in the know can be a real bar to understanding to those who don't. Also these things change. AI is much in the news at the moment, with the big advances in artificial intelligence, but to someone who used to keep cattle it will always mean artificial insemination, so whenever AI is mentioned on the news I get a mental picture of the man from the AI service with his arm up the rear end of a cow!

And just to reinforce meadowrun's post - buses, buses, BUSES! However "He busses (kisses) his wife and children every morning before he leaves for work"
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 10:52
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When you say 'Acronyms' I assume you mean abbreviations?
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Old 27th Dec 2017, 11:06
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Yes those too!
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