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#628122 - 03/13/19 08:19 PM Verizon and the decline of language  
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Since I'm perfect in so many ways, one of my hobbies is correcting the misuse of the English language. Yesterday, Verizon announced, via a Tweet, that a service interruption "effected" [sic] some number of subscribers. So, the once Largest and Most Powerful Company in the World employs people who don't know the difference between affected and effected?


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#628123 - 03/13/19 08:54 PM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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#628125 - 03/13/19 11:30 PM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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College educated Millennials. They don't get to spelling and grammar until they take a grad course in English. Until then, if you can figure out what they are trying to say they "earn" a trophy so their feelings aren't hurt.

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#628127 - 03/14/19 12:26 AM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: hbiss]  
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Originally Posted by hbiss
College educated Millennials. They don't get to spelling, LOL, and grammar until they take a grad course in English Eastern European Transgender Studies. Until then, if you can figure out what they are trying to say [with Emojis eh and acronyms, I mean WTF,] they "earn" a trophy so their feelings aren't hurt. free Iced, Half Caff, Ristretto, Venti, 4-Pump, Sugar Free, Cinnamon, Dolce Soy Skinny Latte.

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#628128 - 03/14/19 12:41 AM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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#628206 - 03/17/19 06:24 AM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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Arthur, I completely agree. It's my top peeve as well. OK, maybe RJ45 is at the top, but spelling, grammar and punctuation are a close second. What's sad is that we see this every day and since it's become so commonplace, nobody seems to notice (or care).


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#628220 - 03/17/19 09:08 PM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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Well the big issue now is everyone relies on spelling and grammar checks built into word processors now.
And they are not perfect..
When a document does not show errors, They skip proof reading with human eyes.


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#628229 - 03/18/19 12:12 AM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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Well, the big issue now is everyone relies on spelling and grammar checks built into word processors and they are not perfect. When a document does not show errors, they skip proof reading with human eyes.

Fixed it for you. Guess it was your word processor, huh?

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#628233 - 03/18/19 03:49 AM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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I often hear that people blame the auto-correct feature on their smart phones for common mistakes, such as the there/their/they're one. At the same time, their phone doesn't force them to send an incorrect document. There's always an opportunity to review prior to sending. There's also the option of disabling this feature if it's so errant.


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#628255 - 03/18/19 04:48 PM Re: Verizon and the decline of language [Re: Arthur P. Bloom]  
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Throw me under the bus.
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