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Subject: RE: Proper language on Foxite
Thread ID: 396104 Message ID: 396194 # Views: 49 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Off-topic
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:06:47 PM         
   


> > From time to time I see messages here written in SMS "shorthand" language. I understand that this language, where "u r" means "you are" and so is considered to be "cool" among young people. But this abuse of English does not belong in a professional forum like Foxite, so I ask people not to use it. Please use proper English!
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> > I know that I'm not the only one who hates this degradation of the English language, and from now on I won't answer any messages where the questioner don't at least try to write proper English. Or I will fight back by giving an answer in hexadecimal.
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> > There's a fine line between helping and adding to the confusion.
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> > How to create sample data
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> Benjamin Franklin received a letter complaining that he doesn't use his apostrophes, commas, semi-colons, etc. properly. In fact, in many cases, he didn't use them at all. His solution? He put a lot of those characters onto a page and sent a letter back to the person who complained and suggested that with the characters now supplied that they take them and make proper use of them as they saw fit.
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> Cecil Champenois, Jr.

When I went to school, we were told a story about a king in the medieval who sent a message by courier to an executioner, but forgot to put in a comma. The unclarity in the message will get lost in the translation, so I will translate word by word instead, "Shoot him not wait until I arrive". If you put a comma before "not", them message is "shoot him immediately, don't wait until I arrive". If the comma is after "not", the message is "don't shoot him, wait until I arrive".

There's a fine line between helping and adding to the confusion.

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Proper language on Foxite Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/22/2014 9:04:15 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 1/22/2014 9:16:05 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Greg Green @ 1/23/2014 8:44:59 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 1/24/2014 12:45:47 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/24/2014 1:16:10 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 1/24/2014 1:25:43 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/24/2014 1:34:13 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 1/22/2014 9:50:24 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by James Frye @ 1/22/2014 10:47:30 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/22/2014 10:53:14 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/23/2014 12:53:06 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/23/2014 1:10:40 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/23/2014 1:33:37 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/23/2014 1:44:26 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/23/2014 1:54:52 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Paul Gibson @ 1/23/2014 1:42:25 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/23/2014 1:59:42 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 1/23/2014 12:29:56 AM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by hongwin @ 1/23/2014 4:43:58 AM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 1/23/2014 5:39:26 AM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Russell Hill @ 1/23/2014 5:29:22 AM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Mohammad Irfan @ 1/23/2014 5:43:03 AM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Vivek Deodhar @ 1/23/2014 5:59:39 AM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/23/2014 12:56:24 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Tore Bleken @ 1/23/2014 1:06:47 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/23/2014 2:01:07 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by michael johnson @ 1/23/2014 3:08:18 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by michael johnson @ 1/23/2014 3:39:12 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Paul Gibson @ 1/23/2014 3:44:23 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Cetin Basoz @ 1/23/2014 3:58:40 PM
RE: Proper language on Foxite Posted by Gene Wirchenko @ 1/23/2014 7:49:40 PM