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sicho

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The "Perfect English" Thread
« on: March 27, 2009, 08:50:11 AM »
HHW
there are lot of farang in los with lot of free time to spew nonsense. many farang tretired or working part time or unemployed and some using computer at work. why not watch tv like thai people ?  :D and many farang drinking too much alchohol and fat too. yes exercise is good but how many do not. better thanm baby mud slinging and too much time on computer

It must be very comforting to be able to imagine that you're so much better than other people. If you're not too busy being good, have a go at checking your spelling and grammar before you post.  ;)
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 09:03:05 AM »
If you're not too busy being good, have a go at checking your spelling and grammar before you post.  ;)

C'mon sicho, how can you expect him to waste time learning to use a computer properly?  ;D
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Christian

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The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 02:19:44 PM »
Hey, English is not my first language, no need to waist too much my time on spelling and grammer

do not forget have no rules here. no rules for spelling too. up to me!

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i think you feel very comforting now your spelling and grammer better than me
 

Uncle Bill

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 08:34:43 PM »
do not forget have no rules here. no rules for spelling too. up to me

Guess you got a point there: Oxford english is for oxen.  :D The rest of the world just uses english to communicate with.  ;)

 

sicho

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The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 08:31:54 AM »
Hey, English is not my first language, no need to waist too much my time on spelling and grammer

do not forget have no rules here. no rules for spelling too. up to me!

i think you feel very comforting now your spelling and grammer better than me

Capitals and full stops are not part of your native language?

You seem to be saying that you can do better but can't be bothered. So, you have time to tell people that you are better than them but aren't polite enough to take time to express yourself properly. You must be from Korat Farang!
 

Lung Jim

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The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 10:07:23 AM »
You must be from Korat Farang!

Who isn't in another life - You ???

Sorry if I'm mistaken, but your perfect spelling, grammar and punctuation looked to me like leading the post count there.  ;D
 

Christian

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The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 07:01:14 PM »

Capitals and full stops are not part of your native language?

Hey sicho. yes. not all languages same as english. You dont know that?  ::) ???

You seem to be saying that you can do better but can't be bothered. So, you have time to tell people that you are better than them but aren't polite enough to take time to express yourself properly. You must be from Korat Farang!

sicho, show me whre i say i am better or i can do better

sicho, look in the mirror

you have time to tell people that you are better than them but aren't polite enough to take time to ... ask me why my spelling and grammer not same yours.
You must be from.. country of big mouth and little brain

why you so angry. You must be .. fat farang drink too much alcohol  :D

edit. by admin: minor misspellings corrected. ;D
 

Offline Johnnie F.

The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 07:40:01 PM »
do not forget have no rules here. no rules for spelling too. up to me

Try not to misspell names for the sake of politeness!  :D
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Christian

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The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 09:43:03 PM »
I am polite girl. but you not understand me same sicho

why you very strict like my english teacher? evrybody english same like you? sicho you can write another language? thai? chinese? cambodia?

why you think i must spelling and gramer same you but i study english two years in school  not more . if not proper english. sorry. you better than me sure. you better mouth better drink too much alcohl. better too fat  ha ha joking  :D
before my friend thai girl tell me farang in thailand ,many bad, some good. i think sicho is bad.  :(   not joking
 

Jezza

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Re: The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2009, 12:38:14 AM »
Give the girl a break sicho. :)  Native English speakers can't even decide on a single standard spelling or grammar, and a quick look at any forum will provide you with plenty of evidence that many native English speakers either can't be bothered to ensure 'correct' spelling or grammar, don't think it's important, or don't know the difference.

Here are a few examples:

1. Pompui i apologise for closing thread before you posted, i thought it was becoming to contreversial. whatever made you think i deal in cheap flights, ..

2. Is it me or since i left Korat this site has become really boreing? i have looked every day and it's the same... don't anyboby have anything to do or say in korat?

3. Your write Tubeguy. I thought we were well liked and piece keepers.

4. i cannot even be bothered to us capitals these days,

5. We will be in for a drink tonight before the quiz  looks nice when we have drove past though

6. We were living in hong kong and a friend of my john the brummie asked me if i would like to go backpacking in China, i gave it some thought at the time there was a few issues with travel restrictions this is the early 90s, so i thought best not to go as i was a bit of a wanderer, and no doubt would of got myself into trouble

7. Just an added addition to this any player that entered the yearly tipster comp but does not want to take part in the end of season special are still welcome to fill in there sheets and those points will be scored in the yearly table, sorry this was not stated before, this special only go ahead if the 10 out 10 jackpot is not won otherwise it will be 4 individual weeks as usual, if the Jackpot is won the stake each week will go back to 100 baht not 120 as at the moment, sorry for any confusion and sorry for the increase of stake from 120 too 250 for those last 4 weeks but as i think there will be approx another 28,000 going into the pot i did still think it was value for a competion where nobody has an advantage over anyone else, sorry for the changes



The point of theses quotes is not to criticize or poke fun at the posters but to point out that not all native English speakers take grammar, spelling or punctuation seriously these days and some native English speakers do not even know that they make 'mistakes', so it's a bit unfair to insist that non-native speakers or learners of English write English perfectly, correctly, or even well.
 

Jezza

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Re: The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2009, 12:57:38 AM »
do not forget have no rules here. no rules for spelling too. up to me

Try not to misspell names for the sake of politeness!  :D

Just for fun now,  :) there's a difference in meaning between:

a. Try not to misspell names for the sake of politeness
and
b. For the sake of politeness, try not to misspell names.

I think (b) is what koratfart meant but if we take the post as it is written, the meaning is quite different; misspelling is polite but [please] try not to do it [here]! However, a little more punctuation would have made a difference to (a):

c. Try not to misspell names - for the sake of politeness.

I'm not criticising koratfart and I don't know whether koratfart is a native English speaker or not.  :)  A language mistake or two in a post is hardly a sin worthy of getting upset about.  ;D
 

Jezza

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Re: The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 01:45:48 AM »

Admin is not the owner of either the law or land business. The owner of the law business just acts as though he owns KF. The land business was sold a whole ago.


Another good reason not to criticize others for their spelling or grammar is that your criticism can make you look a little silly when you also make a spelling or grammar mistake – even if it was only a typing error.  ;)   

Not criticizing others gives you the freedom – or luxury – of making a few mistakes yourself.   ;D  ;D  ;D
 

Lung Jim

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Re: The "Perfect English" Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009, 09:37:25 PM »
Not criticizing others gives you the freedom – or luxury – of making a few mistakes yourself.   ;D  ;D  ;D

It also keeps you from being shown that hypocrisy meter too often!  :D
 

 



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