i was wondering if you could provide some more interesting words.But i think that queue is the only word
i also find the same word(i.e. queue).I think that queue is the only 5 character long word thats pronunciation remain same even after removing continuous 4 words.However we can have more words if there is no condition like removing character in continuous fashion.
A guy buys a pub and renames it the "Pig and Whistle" but when the new sign is delivered it says "PigandWhistle" so he tells the workman that there should be more space between Pig and and and and and Whistle.
Is anyone else annoyed about how bad spelling is becoming among people who text a lot? I see the next 100 years evolving an entirely new English dictionary as a result of cellphone texts. Really unfortunate for humankind.
I see the next 100 years evolving an entirely new English dictionary as a result of cellphone texts.
I don't think so. I think the frequency of text-speak is percieved to be much higher than it really is. I'm in my twenties and have lots of friends who text a lot but they only use the text-speak spelling if they are using a cellphone without a full keyboard. (Similar to newspaper personal ad abbreviations which are only used in those contexts). Even other online activities: blogging, tweeting, FB posts are almost always entirely in standard English. As more and more portable electronic devices have either voice recognition or full keyboards text-speak will disappear again. Of course it will probably hang around as slang for the teenagers for longer but it won't ever become the default method for communication.
However, certain abbrieviations/'words' probably will be widely adopted (eg. lol) since they are being used to communicate tone/inflection for online/text communications for which there isn't really suitable alternatives.
I've always liked "glid" as a past tense of glide. Why not? Slid is the past tense of slide and they are almost the same word. I also like "gription" as in "I can't twist off the jar lid because I can't get enough gription". Like friction only for grip.
It would appear that you and I have similar sensibilities about grammar. We can't expect others to have the same erudition as you and I. If they make mistakes, let them, they're only demonstrating their ineptitude to you and me.
And I ain't an expert in grammar either, although I fancy myself a connaisseur.
It would appear.. or does it? You a connoisseur of spelling too? ;)
Hehe.. Actually, in this case, I'm a connaisseur of French (my native language), and also quite of the opinion that if you guys (English-speakers) are going to borrow a word from French, and still try, but fail miserably, to pronounce it as it is in French, then you can at least spell it correctly. When anglophones say "connoisseur", they actually pronounce it "connaisseur" (or at least, try to), so they should spell it like that (and I believe it is an accepted spelling too). Glad you caught it, I wrote it like that on purpose, but no one else caught it. ;)
Here in Winnipeg I am always correcting people on street names. With a large French population (St. Boniface) we have many French street names that are horribly mispronounced. Des Meurons is mangled as dez mew-rons and nobody seems to know that Lagemodiere noes not end in a long "a".
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