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funtimefrankie

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« on: January 15, 2009, 05:31:10 pm »

Why is "ing" being dropped from words these days, it started with Motorbike "swinging arms" becoming "swing arm" now "carrying cases" are "carry case"
Will I have a steer wheel on my car soon?
Will the Sunday joint be cut up with a carve-knife?
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Re: ing
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 05:38:00 pm »

sail ship
work holiday
The spell checker accepted the above o.k.

I notice it was g that was dropped some years ago
swingin sixties

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Re: ing
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 05:59:06 pm »

sailing ship - sail ing ship

working holiday work ing holiday
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 05:59:42 pm »

works for me

sailing ship - sail ing ship

working holiday work ing holiday
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Re: ing
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 06:06:35 pm »

maybe ing has found to be a swear word in some native language {-) so to avoid offend the tribal chief various people who involved in sell products overseas have removed i*g from the literature {-)

the other idea may be, because so many manuals use "ing" its a way of saving ink?

who knows.
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Re: ing
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 06:11:28 pm »

sailing times has been replaced by sail times in some time tables
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Re: ing
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 06:15:27 pm »

I think its an Americanism... (is that a word?)..

Americans are facinated with the British accent because we can say our 'g'...

They say 'waitin'... we say 'waiting'... (or at least thats what i was taught at skool  :embarrassed: )
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Re: ing
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 06:19:11 pm »

is that americanism it Americanizm?

Armour has become Armor
Labour has become labor
Harbour has become Harbor

are people offended by using U's in the alphabet?? {-)
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 06:36:08 pm »

is that americanism it Americanizm?

Armour has become Armor
Labour has become labor
Harbour has become Harbor

are people offended by using U's in the alphabet?? {-)



Sorry to say I think the whole bad grammar thing is all down to being just ruddy lazy..Both sides of the continent , texting does not help either. And some teachers can't be bothered to correct English Grammar nomore. No different really with the amount of people who want to borrow me something ! or learn me to walk !! not to mention the debate about fast, last , grass etc...


 
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 06:54:22 pm »

What niggles me are people who say they are "sat" somewhere instead of sitting somewhere. Difficult to get to the bottom of it... ;D
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2009, 07:00:37 pm »

Saying kids instead of children (kids are the progeny of goats)
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Re: ing
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2009, 07:50:52 pm »

  And pupils sudents...
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2009, 08:25:36 pm »

don get airi8d - we can stil reli on the smell checker  O0

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Re: ing
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2009, 02:19:51 am »

Saying kids instead of children (kids are the progeny of goats)

Sounds about right  {:-{
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Re: ing
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 08:43:25 am »

According to my dictionary 'kids' is derived from 'kith' in Old English/Norse as in 'kith and kin'. Thus its use for the weans may not be so wrong.

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« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2009, 11:07:12 am »

As in last years COED

kid1
n   noun
1   a young goat. ěleather made from a young goat's skin.
2   informal a child or young person.
n   verb (kids, kidding, kidded) (of a goat) give birth.

True the informal use has been adopted but I still don't use it to describe MY children or any others for that matter.

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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2009, 01:45:21 pm »

We all make opur own choices. Life's too short etc.

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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2009, 11:50:04 am »


Sorry to say I think the whole bad grammar thing is all down to being just ruddy lazy..Both sides of the continent , texting does not help either. And some teachers can't be bothered to correct English Grammar nomore. No different really with the amount of people who want to borrow me something ! or learn me to walk !! not to mention the debate about fast, last , grass etc...


After spending 33 years in a major school system, in a large city (Detroit) I have to say that some of the teachers. Couldn't spell their own names without looking, at their drivers license. And with all the PC feel good stuff about calling things some thing else rather than what they are. So the group in question can feel better about themselves. Like "Gifted"  just before I retired two of the teachers were talking about a student who was ugly plain and simple. The child couldn't help it nor had any part in the way they looked. The one teacher keep referring to them, as "Physically Visual Challenged". I told them that they should be ashamed of them selves the child in question was about 9 years old. And why if they were so uncomfortable using the word "ugly" would they bother to talk about them.

They couldn't answer me. They got mad because I questioned them.

But this will give most a smile!
http://www.newsday.com/features/food/ny-peta-seakittens,0,3462193.story

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Would people think twice about ordering fish sticks if they were called sea kitten sticks? Learn more about our ingenious campaign to save fish by changing

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/8232316

3,290,000 for sea kittens. google results for sea kittens

Please post when you see or is it sea the first shop changing their sign to "Sea Kittens & Chips" please
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2009, 04:12:43 pm »

Sea kittens ? grow up to be cat fish yum  O0

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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2009, 04:27:09 pm »


But this will give most a smile!
http://www.newsday.com/features/food/ny-peta-seakittens,0,3462193.story


*Slaps forehead*

Thats 'typical' for PETA over here in the US...  >:-o

Some time ago, 'prirate' re-enactor friends of ours were at an event with their pet rat's (bilge rat's), showing them to the public and walking round with the rat's on their shoulder...
They were stopped by a PETA member who wanted to see the rat's time cards  :o to ensure they were getting enough rest periods between their 'performing'...
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2009, 08:25:30 pm »

So can we call cats 'nice yummy furry fish' then? Loads of useless cats around would make a nice curry.
And those 'cows with manes' that only the french eat could could find a more useful role in a casserole.
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2009, 10:08:43 pm »

So ear I woz sat reedin abowt aw the ing words r gowin from speaked lanwidg and awl af a suden wes tawk about see kitens wots happen er.
OO sed skools kant teech wots upwiv gramma is she sik or sumit.

And the really sad thing is in some places, the above text would be accepted as is it understandable. Remember, no-one fails any more.
And people wonder why the world is the way it is today.

I know that I am by far the most competent speller and my grama is often, erm, wrong. (I blame 20 years in denmark) But come on! Glad I'm not a teacher.
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2009, 10:55:03 pm »

Concern thyself not, when they finish University ......

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Re: ing
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2009, 10:25:24 pm »

A Very Important Announcement by the NSW Minister for Education, towards the end of 2008. Spelling and grammar are going to be re-introduced to the curriculum in all schools in NSW.

HALLELUJAH!!!! When I was at school, correct spelling and grammar were strictly enforced, not only in English classes, but also in all other subjects. Any written essay, in any subject, was marked on correct spelling etc., as well as its subject matter. Not so these days, as the current thinking is that it's more important to have a good knowledge of the relevant subject, than it is to spell correctly. I can agree with that premise to a certain extent, but I maintain that spelling and grammar are also very important.

One has only to read through some newspapers to see the results of the attitude mentioned above. The younger batch of journalists are absolutely woeful when it comes to spelling, or correct usage of like sounding words.  >>:-(

For example, in the last few days, our local paper has printed some gems - he has "taken the reigns", instead of "reins"; he "changed tact", instead of "tack"; they had to "baton down the hatches", instead of "batten", and the list goes on.   <*<

Another common fault is the misuse of the apostrophe, particularly as regards plurals, e.g. banana's, instead of bananas, picture's, instead of pictures. Also, the confusion between "its", and "it's". "Its" is the possessive, that is, "the car had a worn tyre on its rear wheel", whereas "it's" is a contraction of "it is".

I'd better stop now, I feel a headache coming on, I've been thinking too much again  O0

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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2009, 10:58:14 pm »

Peter, We all have.  {-) {-)
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