Oct 18, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
ART_DECO saidThere are also style rules that apply to special circumstances. The one with which I'm most familiar is in writing speech copy, aka orator style.
In order to be easy to read without error from a podium or a prompter the letters are all sans-serif caps, and most words are spelled out fully without abbreviations, and numerals are not used. Modified phonetic spelling is sometimes substituted for words the reader might mispronounce. Example (omitting the typical double line spacing):
GOOD AFTERNOON, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I WANT TO THANK DOCTOR SMITH FOR HIS KIND INTRODUCTION, AND FOR HAVING INVITED ME TO SPEAK BEFORE YOU TODAY. I REALIZED LAST NIGHT THAT THIS IS MY TENTH VISIT TO YOUR LOVELY CAMPUS HERE AT NORTH ADAMS STREET, SINCE I FIRST VISITED HERE OVER THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO. I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY THESE IMPRESSIVE L-S-U BANNERS SO MANY TIMES BEFORE I BEGIN TO THINK OF MYSELF AS AN AH-LUM LIKE ALL OF YOU.
And speech copy can be modified and marked-up in any number of ways to suit the speaker, since the product isn't intended as a textual record for others, but rather as a personalized visual aid in delivering a verbal presentation.
ConQuest saidY u no like way I talks?
whatever3009 saidif the guy is hot i dont care, he can have bad grammar, can misspell everything, i dont give a damn.
Caslon21000 saidWTF does this have to do with anything? Anything at all?
DOMINUS saidNot as much as multiple punctuation marks--for example:
"Does this bother anyone else as much as it bothers me?!?!"
zakariahzol saidThere was this one guy in Real Jock that told me to stop writing in the forum because of my poor English and bad grammar. He claim that my poor English is affecting his brains and request that I be banned from Real Jock . Another fellow say that I must be drunk or intoxicated while writing. .
But most people here understand that I am not an English speaker (I speak 3 other language )thus are not expected to write perfect English . Probably you should just ignore , us not native English speaker . After all , nobody is forcing you to read/do anything you dont want to.
The reason why Real Jock is so intresting is because there are all kind and variety of people in here. Life get more interesting when we are more open to people of different race, nationalites and etc....
Webster666 saidPlease sit beside me.
My biggest pet peeve, concerning on line communication, is one word "sentences." Are people really that busy that they can't compose a complete sentence ? And, usually, I have to make a guess as to what they're trying to say.
Trollileo saidTennisJock10 saidI blame all those years of AP lit and my current professors haha. It is definitely a pet peeve of mine.It was the 4th grade for me. I've been a grammar slut since I was 9.