TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by Deloria, July 16, 2010, 12:36:16 PM
Quote from: snabbott on December 07, 2011, 08:18:07 AMHomophones
QuoteQuoteI would suggest that it's OK in informal writing, and that includes dialogue.As for the red text: THAT'S NOT HOW USAGE WORKS!! If it's illiterate in one register... IT'S STILL JUST AS ILLITERATE IN A DIFFERENT REGISTER!
QuoteI would suggest that it's OK in informal writing, and that includes dialogue.
Quote from: darthkiwi on December 23, 2011, 09:18:57 AMSorry this is going back a bit, but I thought I should comment:QuoteQuoteI would suggest that it's OK in informal writing, and that includes dialogue.As for the red text: THAT'S NOT HOW USAGE WORKS!! If it's illiterate in one register... IT'S STILL JUST AS ILLITERATE IN A DIFFERENT REGISTER!I agree with all of Brandon's post except for this - sort of. I agree that if something is grammatically incorrect in one register, it's grammatically incorrect in all registers. Ideally, one should try to be as grammatically correct when speaking to friends as one is when writing a job application. (That's not to say you'd use the same vocabulary, though.) After all, grammar is for making oneself understood, which applies informally.
Quote from: drusain on February 14, 2012, 09:04:47 PM"Could care less" is a big pet peeve of mine.People using "literally" in a figurative way.
Quote from: Deloria on February 15, 2012, 03:20:23 AMThat one's just misquoted. "Not all that glitters is gold"
Quote from: writerlove on February 18, 2012, 03:06:11 PMHow do you say February then? I pronounce it Feb-you-air-ee. Sometimes it throws me off though when I'm trying to spell it out. Have to remember the extra R (Your Blanka avatar totally wins, by the way. Big Street Fighter fan)
Quote from: ladidada on February 21, 2012, 11:57:50 AMHm. I have tons of speech impediments. I only eat p-sgetthi and my house is powered by "Nucular" energy, so what?My parents both have strong Southern accents, my mom's is out of this world. My mother can't pronounce "-TH" words so heaven only knows why she decided to name me, "Timothy." Not a big deal but lucky for me, she raised me and 25 years later and I am still the only person I know who can't pronounce their own name (you see, my mother taught me how to speak so I picked up all my mother's speech impediments,) but I wouldn't have it any other way, so please, feel free to call me "timofy":-DWomen in particular seem to pick up on my speech impediments.
Quote from: Deloria on February 22, 2012, 10:28:38 PMI have a speech impediment too. I'm told it's because I grew up bilingually and to this day can't differentiate between the German "sch" and the English "sh" which are apparently slightly different. It's more noticeable in English, which is why I generally don't post any voice clips online.