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#1 sticktodrum

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:49 PM

When you can buy your own computer. I'm tired of small little children who don't pay attention in English class, who go around trolling a forum, or YouTube, or any other site for that matter.

There are rules in society, for the way you communicate with other humans. These rules should apply all around. If you sound like an idiot in the outside world, you sound the same in text.

Look on the bottom right side of your keyboard. There are keys there for punctuation. Notice the periods, commas, colons, semicolons, quotation marks. There are more elements to typing your stupid thoughts than the exclamation point above the '1' key.

This is not a sentence:

yah so i tink dis is grate cuz my frend at lunch was sittin at my tabel an showd me his ion an i was like guess what it sucks lol an he sed that he s gunna up'd it with qev and freak barrel
but i sed loser get cp is cheaper lol but he don tknow what his talkin about he sez he can own me on paintball but i herd his frend say he sux lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a brand new H.S. English teacher, I'm depressed to find that this problem is not solved with age, however at the younger stage, if not corrected, one runs the risk of being a useless pile of crap with a Sidekick sitting on the window in a high school at the age of 23.

Log out from the forums and facebook, and go read a book. See how the language is used. Find out that your thoughts aren't all that original, funny, exciting, important, relevant, or even coherent.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:10 PM

This is funny.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:13 PM

You officially made my day ;)

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:13 PM

Funny, and true. It's annoying as hell when people don't think before they speak, more often than not they just end up spewing out incoherent bullshit that just sounds terrible and makes them look like they are (although they quite possibly may be) an idiot.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:07 PM

whats worse is when people say things like
"omg idk where my homework is, wtf do you want it." said exacltly like that
its just an example, but if you lived with my sister and hated when people talked like this, you would be forced to jump off a building in no time

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:29 PM

Hahaha..........you made my day.




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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:59 PM

i hate people you are hating on one 10 year old but say it like there hating on all 10 year olds. Where not all retarted you know but alot are.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:40 AM

zomg diz is so troo i mea..

Just kidding, but I agree 100%. I'm on a few forums and once in a while some dickwad comes on making posts like that; it annoys the hell out of me.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:07 AM

I bought my computer when I was 15, started interneting when I was 10. My mom bought a computer for me and my sister in 1999 she was 12.

Back then I only knew how to write in french, but could speak it. Basically the internet helped me learn to write in English LOL.

You seem like you're a little newer to teh tubes. Its something you must learn, to defend from trolls and the bad ass 12 year old texter that is all mighty and will beat your dad up.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 03:27 AM

I would have to agree with this rant. :tup: :tup:
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 05:33 AM

When you can buy your own computer. I'm tired of small little children who don't pay attention in English class, who go around trolling a forum, or YouTube, or any other site for that matter.

There are rules in society, for the way you communicate with other humans. These rules should apply all around. If you sound like an idiot in the outside world, you sound the same in text.

Look on the bottom right side of your keyboard. There are keys there for punctuation. Notice the periods, commas, colons, semicolons, quotation marks. There are more elements to typing your stupid thoughts than the exclamation point above the '1' key.

This is not a sentence:

yah so i tink dis is grate cuz my frend at lunch was sittin at my tabel an showd me his ion an i was like guess what it sucks lol an he sed that he s gunna up'd it with qev and freak barrel
but i sed loser get cp is cheaper lol but he don tknow what his talkin about he sez he can own me on paintball but i herd his frend say he sux lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As a brand new H.S. English teacher, I'm depressed to find that this problem is not solved with age, however at the younger stage, if not corrected, one runs the risk of being a useless pile of crap with a Sidekick sitting on the window in a high school at the age of 23.

Log out from the forums and facebook, and go read a book. See how the language is used. Find out that your thoughts aren't all that original, funny, exciting, important, relevant, or even coherent.

/rant.

Lets see, the generation back in the 90's were called Generation X and what you basically described is Generation Dumb Fucks aka Gen. 2K :rolleyes:

Edited by Evil Fingers, 02 April 2009 - 05:34 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:06 AM

Well, I'm turning 13 in a couple months. Some of you might consider me under age.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:48 AM

Reffing at my local field yields plenty of insight into the true stupidity of many young players. It is almost saddening to see them fail at forming a logical sentence for the entire day. That is what the kids now know though. They have had access to "zomg teh internets" since they were in diapers. They have no ability to communicate if it is not through a forum or text message. If the children are our future, kill me now.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:44 AM

wow. after posting this, i was certain that i'd get flamed big time. nice to see some people who share the same sentiments.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 01:19 PM

Well, I'm turning 13 in a couple months. Some of you might consider me under age.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:21 PM

Ahh! It seems as if we have a previously undiscovered Grammar Nazi in our midst. Sir welcome to zee struggle of ze Grammar Nazi's, ve must bring order oont punctuation to ze internet. In general though I believe some people quite simply should not allowed to communicate in text since when they do it causes others pain. I cannot stand people who don't understand that people are repulsed by brainless internet speak, that and a complete lack of punctuation and paragraphs. Grammar was developed to make things simpler for people to read and understand, so why not use it?

One thing I forgot to mention as well is PEOPLE WHO FEEL THE NEED TO SPEAK IN ALL CAPS! I could strike these people in the eye with a broomstick thrown as a spear and feel joy. They also seem to be the first to tell people to fuck off for pointing out their mental deficiencies....

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:33 PM

^ ah yes. reading that made me laugh a bit.

good ol' grammar nazi. i've been called that at work...
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:49 PM

Well, I'm turning 13 in a couple months. Some of you might consider me under age.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:01 PM

^ ah yes. reading that made me laugh a bit.

good ol' grammar nazi. i've been called that at work...

Well at least youre called a Grammar Nazi, the assholes (the General Public) I have to deal with at work sometimes call me a Nazi...I dont make the Rules, I just enforce them.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:28 PM

Wow i just saw this in the comments on a video on youtube where this kid was flaming and called the kid an idiot but he spelled it wrong so some one else called him an idiot for spelling idiot wrong and it started a huge flame fest.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:21 PM

I am 13 too and I usually type perfectly as well. It's just good to make good first impressions on people and that won't happen if you talk like you learned English a day ago.



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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:46 PM

It's hard for me to understand why somebody who's educated and able to use proper grammar and spelling doesn't. When I type, I'm not trying to impress anyone...that's just how I type. So why is it that some people write like they have a fist full of thumbs, and act like you're crazy for using proper English when you say something about it? Just because you're not being graded doesn't mean you can't apply basic knowledge. If you ask me what 2+2 is outside of a math class, I'm not gonna go "5!! lolz" just because I'm not being graded. Is it really that big a deal? Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling? This is third grade shit, people! Considering that the average American education level is pretty low on a worldwide standard, I think the whole "ur takin it 2 srsly" line is a cover for people genuinely not knowing how to read and write. If hitting that shift button every once in a while really makes your brain hurt that bad, I feel bad for you.

Just to be clear: no, you don't have to be an English professor to have a valid point. No, speaking clearly does not actually make you smarter than someone else. But it sure fucking helps.

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:37 PM

You officially made my day ;)


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just give them all D's so there parents may get mad at them and punish them. i would never make it as a teacher. too many people have horrible grammar.

and whats up with the leet speach nowadays? i mean i don't capitalize my sentences, but you definitely know what i am saying right?

seriously... they will kill you.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 05:26 PM

My question: Does it REALLY matter?

Does the internet's pointless everyday drama really affect our lives this much?

Jeez -_-

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:25 PM

Whatever age that you think your child won't give a shit about Myspace or Facebook... That's when they need to start using the Internet. I know people that spend 3-5 hours a day just scrolling and thumbing threw myspace. It's fucking ridiculous.

My question: Does it REALLY matter?

Does the internet's pointless everyday drama really affect our lives this much?

Jeez -_-



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Posted 07 April 2009 - 04:53 PM

yah so i tink dis is grate cuz my frend at lunch was sittin at my tabel an showd me his ion an i was like guess what it sucks lol an he sed that he s gunna up'd it with qev and freak barrel
but i sed loser get cp is cheaper lol but he don tknow what his talkin about he sez he can own me on paintball but i herd his frend say he sux lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:05 PM

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:17 AM

Well when I have kids im not going to let them use the internet considering the things I look up... :tup:
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 12:42 AM

My question: Does it REALLY matter?

Does the internet's pointless everyday drama really affect our lives this much?

Jeez -_-


Just....no...just leave before you get slaughtered....

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 01:56 PM

My question: Does it REALLY matter?

Does the internet's pointless everyday drama really affect our lives this much?

Jeez -_-


Just....no...just leave before you get slaughtered....


You're ignorant.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:23 PM

We aren't all that bad.

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