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Subject: RE: Proper language on Foxite
Thread ID: 396104 Message ID: 396212 # Views: 61 # Ratings: 2
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 SP2 Category: Off-topic
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:58:40 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!
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > There's a fine line between helping and adding to the confusion.
> >
> > How to create sample data
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>
>
> Dear Old Tore,
> Today is 2014,
> U R Out.
>
> From English BBS : Chat Abbreviations
> at : http://www.englishclub.com/esl-chat/abbreviations.htm
>
> btw (by the way)
> g2g (got to go)
> brb (be right back)
> jk (just kidding)
> omg (oh my god)
> lol (laugh out loud)
> rofl (rolling on the floor laughing)
> nth (nothing)
> plz (please)
> thx (thanks)
> idk (I don't know)
>
> - Tuberose

Michael,
I think what Tore meant is not the abbreviations like LOL, BTW, AFAIK, PMFJI ... These are widely used in any technical forums (actually I didn't know them before I got to forums and needed to search the meanings). But also sometimes there are messages where the abbreviations smell 'disrespect' (I don't have a sample at the moment - something like "I have something 4 u, b coz ..."). That is rude. Responders spend time to give proper replies and type as clearly as possible but the original poster doesn't care to take a few more seconds for a few more letters. I also feel offended when my name is misspelled or I am called as "Izmir" or worse "Turkey" as a childish joke. I feel ashamed if I spelled someone else's name so I expect it from others too. Call me thin skinned. I agree with Tore.



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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