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The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Blaze » 23 Dec 2013, 21:34

I've been here for just over three years now, and one thing that I've always noticed on FISO is how almost every single person always uses correct grammar. I think I've only ever seen five users who don't! :shock:

The start of sentences, names and places are always capitalised. Punctuation is always used in the correct way. Spelling is of a very high standard.

This is in no way intended to be patronising by the way. There are a lot of stupid people on the internet these days with the increased popularity of social media.

This is like no other forum that I've ever visited, and I'm proud to be here. :)

P.S. - Sorry for this being off topic by the way, this post was directed mainly to people on the FPL forum, as I don't really post anywhere else on this site.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by blahblah » 23 Dec 2013, 21:36

A while ago we went through a fair bit of this, and still do now and again :lol:

There is a really good thread about common errors, but I am pants att searching.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by mpok3 » 23 Dec 2013, 22:03

Internet is spelt with a capital I :wink:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Shaggy365 » 23 Dec 2013, 22:05

mpok3 wrote:Internet is spelt with a capital I :wink:
No, it has a t at the beginning, as in t'internet, but if only if you live in Yorkshire.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by fancy dan » 23 Dec 2013, 22:15

Their's a whole lot of grocers apostrophe's though...

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by blahblah » 23 Dec 2013, 22:16

fancy dan wrote:Their's a whole lot of grocers apostrophe's though...
:shock: :lol:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Stemania » 23 Dec 2013, 22:17

i's agree wiv wot u says blaze Great stuf fiso peeps 8-)

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by blahblah » 23 Dec 2013, 22:18

sez :roll:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Groomyd » 23 Dec 2013, 22:29

Where's dot? :lol:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Vid » 23 Dec 2013, 22:30

Groomyd wrote:Where's dot? :lol:
In a pub somewhere probably.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Groomyd » 23 Dec 2013, 22:33

I would of thought so :wink:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by fourleafclover » 23 Dec 2013, 23:06

Blaze wrote:The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding
We're showing our ages. In the main, I think our grammar is better than many others on the internet because we are of the pre-internet generation. We spent many of our formative years writing with pen/pencil and paper instead of in chat rooms. :wink:

We had better discipline at school too I think. Well, maybe not. :)

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by eastcentral1 » 23 Dec 2013, 23:09

By the way, Internet is indeed spelt with a capital I.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by fourleafclover » 23 Dec 2013, 23:14

eastcentral1 wrote:By the way, Internet is indeed spelt with a capital I.
That depends on whether it's used as a noun or an adjective.

The Internet is spelled with a capital I.
Heavy internet traffic is spelled with a lower case i.

At least that's how it seems to be spelled.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by murf » 23 Dec 2013, 23:17

Blaze wrote:I've been here for just over three years now, and one thing that I've always noticed on FISO is how almost every single person always uses correct grammar. I think I've only ever seen five users who don't! :shock:

The start of sentences, names and places are always capitalised. Punctuation is always used in the correct way. Spelling is of a very high standard.

This is in no way intended to be patronising by the way. There are a lot of stupid people on the internet these days with the increased popularity of social media.

This is like no other forum that I've ever visited, and I'm proud to be here. :)

P.S. - Sorry for this being off topic by the way, this post was directed mainly to people on the FPL forum, as I don't really post anywhere else on this site.
Well said. It does annoy me when people are too lazy to even attempt the correct grammar etc when putting a post together (not always as necessary for a quick throwaway response but do they really expect me to read a badly constucted, long post?).

We don't need things to be exact (My English isn't always great - who knew/cares that t'Interweb should have a capital I? - not me.) but I appreciate it when people try.
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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by sted » 23 Dec 2013, 23:20

I'm quite tickled that people replying to this thread are being careful.

Very, very careful. :lol:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by thekrumcake » 23 Dec 2013, 23:29

Over/under on how many times OP spell checked his OP?

Also, good night and merry christmas!

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by thekrumcake » 23 Dec 2013, 23:30

sted wrote:I'm quite tickled that people replying to this thread are being careful.

Very, very careful. :lol:
A very, very correctly written post IMO

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by sted » 23 Dec 2013, 23:30

Christmas has a capital 'C' :lol:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by blahblah » 23 Dec 2013, 23:31

Exactly, and proves the point?

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by thekrumcake » 24 Dec 2013, 05:52

sted wrote:Christmas has a capital 'C' :lol:
I knew I shouldn't have replied to this thread! (English is not my first language).

Merry Christmas FISO!

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Taff Murray » 24 Dec 2013, 07:00

She's a very nice lady but I wouldn't say my grandma was outstanding!!! :wink: :lol:
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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by fancy dan » 24 Dec 2013, 08:24

fourleafclover wrote:
eastcentral1 wrote:By the way, Internet is indeed spelt with a capital I.
That depends on whether it's used as a noun or an adjective.

The Internet is spelled with a capital I.
Heavy internet traffic is spelled with a lower case i.

At least that's how it seems to be spelled.
It's not even generally agreed on in dictionaries, and I would think the capitalised spelling is dying out generally.

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/diction ... q=Internet" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by From4corners » 24 Dec 2013, 09:35

sted wrote:I'm quite tickled that people replying to this thread are being careful.

Very, very careful. :lol:
:lol: :lol:
fourleafclover wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbI-fDzUJXI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
:lol: I need to watch this movie again!

I am somewhat surprised how utterly wrong the names of some players are spelled at times.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Bert. » 24 Dec 2013, 09:37

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/grammar-test-1/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :!: :idea:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by t.gridley » 24 Dec 2013, 11:56

Fanx for thr kompliment. i Kant stand fik peple.

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Post by blahblah » 24 Dec 2013, 12:05

t.gridley wrote:Fanx for dur kompliment. i Kant stand fik peple.
:roll:

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Billy Whiz » 26 Dec 2013, 15:46

fourleafclover wrote:
eastcentral1 wrote:By the way, Internet is indeed spelt with a capital I.
That depends on whether it's used as a noun or an adjective.

The Internet is spelled with a capital I.
Heavy internet traffic is spelled with a lower case i.

At least that's how it seems to be spelled.
Like email, online, net and web, the internet should be spelt (NB not spelled!) lower case. Some people might cap it up in the vague supposition that it's a trade mark, but it isn't, it's just a word. As for capping it up when it's used as a noun - only if your first language is German.

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by Malrom » 26 Dec 2013, 20:23

fourleafclover wrote:
Blaze wrote:The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding
We're showing our ages. In the main, I think our grammar is better than many others on the internet because we are of the pre-internet generation. We spent many of our formative years writing with pen/pencil and paper instead of in chat rooms. :wink:

We had better discipline at school too I think. Well, maybe not. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbI-fDzUJXI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
but pretending The Romans spoke English is okay ?

;-) ;-)

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Re: The grammar on FISO is quite outstanding

Post by fourleafclover » 26 Dec 2013, 21:12

Billy Whiz wrote:
fourleafclover wrote:
eastcentral1 wrote:By the way, Internet is indeed spelt with a capital I.
That depends on whether it's used as a noun or an adjective.

The Internet is spelled with a capital I.
Heavy internet traffic is spelled with a lower case i.

At least that's how it seems to be spelled.
Like email, online, net and web, the internet should be spelt (NB not spelled!) lower case. Some people might cap it up in the vague supposition that it's a trade mark, but it isn't, it's just a word. As for capping it up when it's used as a noun - only if your first language is German.
I blame my browser's spell checker. Lol. I was sure it was spelt but the checker objected, and I chose to go among with it as I was on the move.

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