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#31 moloko

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:26

English language needs to change the rules. Make it simplified. It really is silly.


#32 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:37

c'mon, there's 2 fs in off

#33 vetneufuse

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 13:23

At least you got that one right. I want to strangle Americans when they say "I could care less".


I do not possess a lesser care than that of the one I have for this idea.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 19:09

At least you got that one right. I want to strangle Americans when they say "I could care less".

And what if they really could care less? :rofl:

#35 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 22:27

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Flipped it with paint and saved myself some time B)

#36 Shiranui

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:37

And what if they really could care less? :rofl:


Then I would release my grip on their throat, apologize and hope they don't pull out a gun and shoot me.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:49

The last letter of the alphabet is zed... ;)


No, this is Zed:
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:rofl:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:58

I usually could care less though! Just not much.

#39 AsherGZ

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:24

I'm always confused between effect and affect, and this still doesn't make it much clear. Like in:
Does this law affect/effect me? or
This law is still in affect/effect.

Another thing I never know how to use is can and could. They both mean the same thing so what's the difference between saying something like:
Can you pass on the bowl of popcorn? &
Could you pass on the bowl of popcorn?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:33

I'm always confused between effect and affect, and this still doesn't make it much clear. Like in:
Does this law affect/effect me? or
This law is still in affect/effect.

Another thing I never know how to use is can and could. They both mean the same thing so what's the difference between saying something like:
Can you pass on the bowl of popcorn? &
Could you pass on the bowl of popcorn?

The first one: affect
The second one: effect
Not sure how to explain that one besides what it says, an action and result. I'm not great with this one either, sometimes.

Now "can", and "could". Could(n't) expresses the possibility (or lack) of something. Can('t) expresses the ability or certainty (or lack) of something.
Best example I can think of: "It couldn't be true," would signify a disbelief of a possibility, that might or might not be true.
"It can't be true," would signify that in all likelihood, you wouldn't believe something.

Or, "I can do that today." Meaning that you will definitely do something.
"I could do that today," means there is a possibility you could do something.

Hope that made sense.

#41 saltysaltybk

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:51

I always find it amazing that we English invented the language, and Johnny Foreigner insists their flavour is right.

Zed zed zed. Not zee zee zee.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 16:28

I don't mind American English, but the only thing that really irritates me is when some American people say that they have no accent.

What do you mean you have no accent?! Do you think American is the default setting for human speech?? idiots. :rofl:

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 18:59

I don't mind American English, but the only thing that really irritates me is when some American people say that they have no accent.

What do you mean you have no accent?! Do you think American is the default setting for human speech?? idiots. :rofl:


They are usually referring to other American's, not comparing to British English.

The "accent" that isn't an "accent" here is usually referring to what is known as the "television accent." It has no discernible area of origin, other than on TV. As compared to a New York (northeast) accent, or Chicago area, or southern accent, or western American. I speak with the same "TV" accent, where you wouldn't be able to tell where I am from in America, because I don't hold an accent specific to an area.

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:34

Don't really understand what this thread is all about. but Ok



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