Hello again Hench; I was under the impression that you had had enough but I must have misunderstood your post.
Is it at all possible that I am neither? not a troll or a jerk? lol.
I will give as good as I get and if this has turned into a saga I didn't do it on my own!!!!
There are plenty of sarcastic comments here so perhaps you should take a closer look and stop pointing the finger solely at me!
AND I don't feel that I am superior to anyone, I guess I underestimated how serious the problem of spelling and grammar really is. We all go to school and yes, I can understand that some individuals may have a learning disability, but as I have stipulated before, they are in the minority NOT the majority.
LOOK - I shan't pick on your spelling, grammar and lack of knowledge of punctuation ANY MORE so how about you go and have a nice cup of camomile (yuk) and just RELAX. PERHAPS a valium or two wouldn't go astray here, so how about it? lol.
Acey and gbroxon I think you are both wrong. I believe Cassandra is British. The British use words such as apologise and learnt. These are British variants. I think it's quite funny when Americans try and tell Englishmen how to speak ENGLISH.
Cassandra New Member joined: 1/22/2006 posts: 21 msg #16
I am NOT trying to alienate anyone, I am just being truthful and I am not about to apologise for that.
Cassandra New Member joined: 1/22/2006 posts: 23 msg #21
I don't think so somewhat, lol. If you haven't learnt how to spell by now then I believe it's a lost cause!
Writing, like any skill, requires practice. I used to teach writing at the college level, and most people don't want to practice writing because they are afraid that their readers will think they are stupid. Thus, writing becomes torture instead of fun. I'm glad we have a community in which everyone is encouraged to tell stories and to ask questions, a community in which writing is fun. If you want to make sure that nobody improves their writing skills, pick on their writing so that they will be too afraid to write at all.
Not everyone has had the luxury of attending good or even competent schools, and people with poor schooling should not be made to feel as though they don't deserve to have a voice in public discourse. May the bird of happiness poop on your windshield.
Apologise IS the British spelling of the word. I didn't correct her on that, because it also seemed to me that she might be British.
Learnt, however, is not a proper word in British or American English. It is a colloquialism in both versions of the language, and, therefore, not to be used when writing properly as she was so adamant that people do.
i did notice that cassandra did apologize a few times. i accept it. i hope others will too. i much prefer talking about our pets over arguing about grammar issues. i only have 5 and a half days before i get my new frenchie pup ! the days will be soooooooo long ! lol
May the bird of happiness poop on your windshield - written by protodog.
Thank you for your good wishes and forgive me if I have a hard time believing that you were ever a teacher or instructor. Is it any wonder that people cannot spell or put two sentences together with a tutor such as yourself??
Like I said and feel the need to repeat YET AGAIN - I do not hold it against any individual that has a learning disability or dyslexia or whatever may be the case and I do apologise if I have offended this group of people. As for the rest of you - MAKE A BLOOMING EFFORT.
NOW I WOULD JUST HOPE FOR THIS CHAPTER TO CLOSE AND THAT WE GET BACK TO THE SUBJECT AT HAND, AND THAT IS TO TALK ABOUT OUR DOGS.
Dusty, Her empty, half-patronizing apologies don't comfort me any. She launched an attack on me for some unknown reason and as far as I'm concerned that's as good as biting her thumb in my face. She is now addresing the group with her replies but back when she started this post she made it clear I was a target. I am still confused as to why, considering I've only typed with her once and she responded with one or two sentences about "glad your dogs are doing well.." or something to that extent.
I may not be an English major but I do believe that "learnt" is the past tense and the past participle of learn. It's a British variant. As proof of my previous statement: Verb past tenses with -ed: American dreamed, leaped, learned, spelled; Commonwealth dreamt, leapt, learnt, spelt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_differences By the way, Commonwealth English is synonymous to British English.
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May da bird of happiness poop on yore windshield - written by protodog.
Thank yew fer yore good wishes `n` forgive me if`n I have a hard time believin dat yew were ever a teacher er instructor. Is it any wonder dat people cannot spell er put two sentences together wif a tutor such as yoreself??
Lik I said `n` feel da need ta repeat YET AGAIN - I do not hold it against any individual dat has a learnin disability er dyslexia er whutever may be da case `n` I do apologise if`n I have offended dis group of people. As fer da rest of yew - MAKE A BLOOmin EFFORT.
NOW I WOULD JUST HOPE fer dis CHAPTER Ta CLOSE `n` dat WE git BACK Ta da SUBJECT AT HAND, `n` dat IS Ta TALK ABOUT OUR DOGS.
oh bloody hell ....... give it a rest already will you ?
Cassandra...Grow up and get a life. People have flaws its only natural. Some people can not spell worth a darn. Some people can't help but have an attitude over stupid stuff like spelling. If everyone's grammar and spelling are so bad here than why are you sticking around.
Nevermind I guess you are one of those people that like to cause drama.
Flick that chip on your shoulder and move on. Your earlier post was sarcastic so don't play miss little innocent now. You were clearly insinuating that I started this thread because I was upset with you - god knows why I should be, but it sounded like you were being sarcastic and nothing less.
I have copped everything that everyone has said here on the chin and I am not spitting the dummy (alias pacifier). What did you all expect me to do, go and hide behind a bush?
If you are going to dish it out then be prepared to cop it sweet, in other words treat others as you want to be treated. NOW I AM done with this and would much rather talk about dogs, which, at the end of the day, is the common denominator here, right? :)