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  • NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    U heard me!

    #18610
    Kristian
    Kristian
    Participant

    Do they teach you to slaughter the english language, like you’re doing, or what?

    #23553
    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    The English language has been slaughtered by everyone. Journalists are some of the worst culprits. You are slaughtering it yourself by adding ?or what?? to the end of your sentence. It is completely unnecessary and sounds like a thuggish yob being emotive.

    ?Do they teach you to slaughter the english language, like you’re doing, or what??

    If you are telling me that I am doing something, then why contradict the statement by asking if I am actually doing it?

    I like most people do not always bother to write in complete perfection when replying on Internet forums. Blame the rise in text communication and of instant messaging.

    As we are on the subject, Journalism is littered with hundreds of examples of good English being ?slaughtered? with overused clich?s and sloppy puns. When I was younger I always thought ?The Sun? was written by people on council estates.

    True story.

    #23554
    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    Here is a great example of traditional English being slaughtered, from the Sky News website.

    “The Sk8er Boi singer said she did not care for Hilary Duff either”

    #23555
    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    If you were not familar with text communication, then you might have trouble recognising the word.

    #23556
    Kristian
    Kristian
    Participant

    I like most people do not always bother to write in complete perfection when replying on Internet forums. Blame the rise in text communication and of instant messaging.

    It doesn’t take much effort to write “You” instead of “U”. You’re not using a mobile phone! I’m sorry if “,or what?” offended you, but english isn’t my first language. I just think it’s sad that I’m one of the only people here who bother writing proper english. “U heard me!” is a disgrace, especially knowing you’re studying broadcast journalism and that you’re clearly able to express your views in a much more mature and educated language.

    #23557
    Newsroom
    Newsroom
    Participant

    o cop on….wat ya tlkin abt?

    txt language is kewl 4 4rums and txts

    #23558
    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    I find calling it a “disgrace” a bit irrational. The way something is written, especially on an Internet forum often symbolises how someone is feeling. I wrote you with a “u” because I was feeling flippant and conversational. Its just slang. I could have been really formal and polite and say something like, ” Good evening, I am enquiring to see if anyone else is currently studying a degree in Broadcast Journalism”, but why would I? , this is a casual place.

    I am 18 and still feel that I am young enough to type casually when online. These forums are suppose to be chilled out, contempory places for irreverent statements , not areas for language analysis. In short, get a life!

    #23559
    Newsroom
    Newsroom
    Participant

    im 18 too and totally agree with newsboys sentiments

    #23560
    Kristian
    Kristian
    Participant

    I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. I can accept the “U R here 4 a lot of fun” language in chat rooms, but then again, you’d never find me in one.

    #23561
    Newsroom
    Newsroom
    Participant

    no we will agree that kristian is wrong and needs to get a life

    #23562
    Kristian
    Kristian
    Participant

    Don’t be an idiot. Go act immaturely somewhere else. Moron.

    Perhaps my appreciation for proper language on discussion forums comes from the fact that I’m an administrator on another discussion forum. Newsroom’s kind would get the boot very quickly, if I had a say, and you, Newsboy2, would be asked to spell properly.

    Oh well….

    #23563
    The Magic Monkey
    The Magic Monkey
    Participant

    In short, get a life!

    Well i’m 19, and it’s clearly not Kristian who needs to get a life, it’s the 18 year old who spends his time on a forum devoted to Sky News and then manages to ask the most banal, pointless questions on the board, eg about who empties the bin under the desk.

    At least every time i wonder if i’m being sad for having a night in (and not watching sky news)instead of going out, i can think of you and realise i’m not.

    #23564
    NEWSBOY2
    NEWSBOY2
    Participant

    Oh how great for you! You?re an ADMINISTRATOR, bet that makes you feel like a big man! You honestly think anyone cares? You may as well be speaking Danish for all the clarity and sense you?re making. Why don?t you peddle off to your forum?

    #23565
    The Magic Monkey
    The Magic Monkey
    Participant

    Hi NEWSBOY2

    Grow up, shut up and get a life.

    #23566
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