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    I think this is a very interesting thread. One of my all time favorite books is George Orwell's 1984 and the use of Newspeak. How that seemed like such a crazy idea back in high school! And yet, how close are we coming? I've recently finished reading Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth, and must say there are parts of it I had a hard time with. The words, sentence structure, etc., are so much more complicated than what we've become used to. It was written in 1905, barely more than 100 years ago, yet I seriously doubt a lot of high school students would be able to grasp the language. Even here, in the thread about the New Orleans Insane Asylum -

    (New Orleans (La.) City Insane Asylum Record of Patients, 1882-1884; 1888
    Sad yet interesting read:

    http://nutrias.org/inv/cityinsaneasylum.htm )

    some of the entry notes are almost poetic in the descriptions.

    And so, as we move to double goodthinking, let us look fondly back to the days of flourishes and long words!

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    My peeve is 'too and to'.

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    100%!!Yaay! I is smart two! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by seurtoFW View Post

    (New Orleans (La.) City Insane Asylum Record of Patients, 1882-1884; 1888
    Sad yet interesting read:

    http://nutrias.org/inv/cityinsaneasylum.htm )

    some of the entry notes are almost poetic in the descriptions.

    And so, as we move to double goodthinking, let us look fondly back to the days of flourishes and long words!
    Oh my gosh! that was such an interesting read. The english language changes so quickly. 100 years from now, they may think that we are quite pompus
    Last edited by Mrs Tingles; 05-21-2009 at 03:24 AM.

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    [SIZE=+1]Correct!
    Your score is 100%

    I speak terribly, a lot of "colloquial" language, I type how I think the word sounds in my head, therefore it gets pretty messy. I do try to draw the line with "me" and "yer" and "yous" instead of "my" and "you" and "you"...its hard being an Aussie country yobbo...
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    We also have to deal with "are" versus "our". "Are kids are home." Agh.

    And this is more verbal than written, but who in the world started the "supposably" crap? "Irregardless" is another....and of course "nucular".
    "Tacos, Freduccini, Linguini, Martini, Bikini"

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    Oh, here's another one: affect and effect
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    100% Yay!!

    I know people who will insist they always use spell check on emails, not realizing that it doesn't do everything for you. As long as it's spelled correctly the program thinks the job is done.

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    So must admit, I'm a bad speller.
    Carolyn(1958-2009) always in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    So must admit, I'm a bad speller.
    Me too, but fortunately spelling deputies have no power here.

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    I spell really good, some would say I spell perfect.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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    I spell right goodly like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeChick View Post
    I spell right goodly like.
    Goodliness is next to Godliness, phonetically.
    Did I spell that good?
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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