Spelling And Grammar... Are You Kidding Me?

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    Jun 09, 2011 8:48 AM GMT
    So you though RJ was bad,

    You thought FRANCE was bad

    But NOBODY beats Portuguese/Brasilians....



    This is an actual Brasilian entertainment gossip clip where they diss celebrities on their... Portuguese spelling mistakes....

    And to top it off, they invite viewers to go online and comment on the celebrity spelling and grammar "gossip"

    I mean seriously????

    usually i say "get a life" when people do this..

    but if this is one of the country's national pastimes, sheesh. Me, I think its a waste of time to concern oneself with this in this day and age
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    Jun 09, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    Haha, I've seen a lot of similar things from Spanish-speaking people online. Spanish is mostly phonetic, but there are still a number of letter combinations with ambiguous sounds.

    It's not unusual to see something like this: K te pasa, wey? Aki toy solo sin na q aser. Porq no me avlas?

    And for the record, people from Portugal make similar mistakes, so they're just as guilty as Brazilians. And the thing is Portuguese from Portugal is less phonetic than most varieties of Brazilian Portuguese.
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    Jun 09, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    Brazilyunz musto be astupido. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    OmG wtF¡ sRsly i cUdnt agrEE m0Re!!!¡¡¡¡ i saY gET a liF ppl! thEre Is m0ar iMprnt thiNG 2 wrry b0ut thAn gramEr!¡¡¡¡ lOl!
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    Jun 09, 2011 2:25 PM GMT
    "Me, I think its a waste of time to concern oneself with this in this day and age"

    Agreed. There are greater causes of human suffering.

    But especially now, "in this day and age", there is less excuse to misspell(Spellcheck)....and even options for getting grammar correct.

    Sometimes the meaning is clear even when the grammar isn't. But too often, both the logic and the grammar are in chaos.
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    Jun 09, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidHaha, I've seen a lot of similar things from Spanish-speaking people online. Spanish is mostly phonetic, but there are still a number of letter combinations with ambiguous sounds.

    It's not unusual to see something like this: K te pasa, wey? Aki toy solo sin na q aser. Porq no me avlas?

    And for the record, people from Portugal make similar mistakes, so they're just as guilty as Brazilians.


    Your Spanish examples are good ones. And imagine how much harder it is for those of us who don't use Spanish as our primary language when we try to read that sort of spelling.

    In our work, my partner and I both communicate with many non-native English speakers. We try very hard to spell correctly; use direct grammar......and when speaking, to pronounce our words clearly.
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    Jun 09, 2011 2:32 PM GMT
    Greenhopper saidSo you though RJ was bad,

    You thought FRANCE was bad

    No need for capitalization for "you," and there should be a comma after "bad."

    Greenhopper said
    But NOBODY beats Portuguese/Brasilians....

    Unnecessary capitalization on "but," and the ellipsis has too many periods and shouldn't be an ellipsis at all. A period is fine to end a sentence.

    Greenhopper said
    This is an actual Brasilian entertainment gossip clip where they diss celebrities on their... Portuguese spelling mistakes....

    Again with too many periods and out-of-place ellipses. Since the video isn't a location, you should probably use, "gossip clip in which they diss..." (Notice the use of an ellipsis to denote exclusion of the rest of the quote.)

    Greenhopper said
    And to top it off, they invite viewers to go online and comment on the celebrity spelling and grammar "gossip"

    No need to start a sentence with a conjunction, but feel free to end a sentence with some form of punctuation that denotes the end of a statement.

    Greenhopper said
    I mean seriously????

    usually i say "get a life" when people do this..

    I can see you hate the "Shift" key. There should be a comma after "say," and a comma is fine after the word "this" if you're going to go into another conjunction such as "but."

    Greenhopper said
    but if this is one of the country's national pastimes, sheesh. Me, I think its a waste of time to concern oneself with this in this day and age

    Why are there so many spaces in the middle of your sentence? I'm assuming you didn't intend on starting another sentence with a conjunction. That lonely thought of "Me," can really be excluded altogether. "Its" should have an apostrophe before the "s." Your last sentence should also have some sort of punctuation mark to identify that it is the end of your sentence.

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    Jun 09, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    ^^
    Pyrotech, I think I might have had a small grammatical orgasm just then. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    Pyrotech , i envy your knowledge .icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 09, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    SourceFour saidPyrotech, I think I might have had a small grammatical orgasm just then. icon_cool.gif
    +1
    I love that someone also sees some of these glaring grammatical inconsistencies!

    You can also include the following:

    Greenhopper saidSo you though RJ was bad,

    You thought FRANCE was bad...
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    Jun 09, 2011 10:29 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidOmG wtF¡ sRsly i cUdnt agrEE m0Re!!!¡¡¡¡ i saY gET a liF ppl! thEre Is m0ar iMprnt thiNG 2 wrry b0ut thAn gramEr!¡¡¡¡ lOl!


    Oh goodness. This is the sexiest post I have ever seen. icon_redface.gif

    So sexy that I can't even understand it. It's like sex with a foreigner and all he can say is vuuuuck meee, vuuuuck meee.
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    Jun 09, 2011 10:32 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidOmG wtF¡ sRsly i cUdnt agrEE m0Re!!!¡¡¡¡ i saY gET a liF ppl! thEre Is m0ar iMprnt thiNG 2 wrry b0ut thAn gramEr!¡¡¡¡ lOl!
    Shouldn't there be a comma after "OmG"?
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    Jun 10, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
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    Scruffypup saidOmG wtF¡ sRsly i cUdnt agrEE m0Re!!!¡¡¡¡ i saY gET a liF ppl! thEre Is m0ar iMprnt thiNG 2 wrry b0ut thAn gramEr!¡¡¡¡ lOl!
    Shouldn't there be a comma after "OmG"?


    Come on now; you knew what he meant from context!

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    Jun 10, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    WIN! icon_lol.gif

    Pyrotech said
    Greenhopper saidSo you though RJ was bad,

    You thought FRANCE was bad

    No need for capitalization for "you," and there should be a comma after "bad."

    Greenhopper said
    But NOBODY beats Portuguese/Brasilians....

    Unnecessary capitalization on "but," and the ellipsis has too many periods and shouldn't be an ellipsis at all. A period is fine to end a sentence.

    Greenhopper said
    This is an actual Brasilian entertainment gossip clip where they diss celebrities on their... Portuguese spelling mistakes....

    Again with too many periods and out-of-place ellipses. Since the video isn't a location, you should probably use, "gossip clip in which they diss..." (Notice the use of an ellipsis to denote exclusion of the rest of the quote.)

    Greenhopper said
    And to top it off, they invite viewers to go online and comment on the celebrity spelling and grammar "gossip"

    No need to start a sentence with a conjunction, but feel free to end a sentence with some form of punctuation that denotes the end of a statement.

    Greenhopper said
    I mean seriously????

    usually i say "get a life" when people do this..

    I can see you hate the "Shift" key. There should be a comma after "say," and a comma is fine after the word "this" if you're going to go into another conjunction such as "but."

    Greenhopper said
    but if this is one of the country's national pastimes, sheesh. Me, I think its a waste of time to concern oneself with this in this day and age

    Why are there so many spaces in the middle of your sentence? I'm assuming you didn't intend on starting another sentence with a conjunction. That lonely thought of "Me," can really be excluded altogether. "Its" should have an apostrophe before the "s." Your last sentence should also have some sort of punctuation mark to identify that it is the end of your sentence.

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