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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedabdu View Post
    thnx Sir for ur cmmnt. I jst use these short forms of some words cose I'm used to using them on chats and messaging;stuff like that. u think It is unappropriate too use them here? I'll try not to use them anymorethnx mate,
    You can write however you like, Miss. But in line with the topic, it does say something about you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Hi. I notice you're an English teacher. There is no word "u" in proper English. You really can't use it in an otherwise good paragraph such as the above and maintain any credibility as a teacher of English when writing to other English speakers.
    So, Mr teacher of English, I suggest you re-read my answer and see that my answer has nothing to do with your comment or with the "proper" usage of English. I am perfectly aware of what correct standard English is all about. My comment is made based on an observation of mine - and of others - as far as RP or BBC English is concerned, namely that dialectal or regional Englishes are gaining ground at the expense of RP. Secondly, my "credibility" as a teacher of English couldn't be better. If you have anything to say, get to the core of the issue and get off people's back! IF you don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianca View Post
    So, Mr teacher of English, I suggest you re-read my answer and see that my answer has nothing to do with your comment or with the "proper" usage of English. I am perfectly aware of what correct standard English is all about. My comment is made based on an observation of mine - and of others - as far as RP or BBC English is concerned, namely that dialectal or regional Englishes are gaining ground at the expense of RP. Secondly, my "credibility" as a teacher of English couldn't be better. If you have anything to say, get to the core of the issue and get off people's back! IF you don't mind.
    Hello bianca. My reply was not to you. Why do you think it was?
    I quoted ahmedabdu in both my replies.
    I've said nothing about your credibility as a teacher. You don't even have 'English teacher" in your profile.
    Please read the posts again.

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    Default Re: sociolinguistics..help me

    Orrr! Did you not read the rules of the forum?! Naughty naughty!

    3.Don't use 'chatlish'
    This is a forum for discussing the English language. There is no need to write formally, but this is not a chatroom, so please write normal English, with punctuation, capital letters and words written in full; use you not u, I not i, great not gr8, etc. Don't worry about making mistakes, which is normal when learning a language, but do please try to make your English easy to read.

    Quite prescriptivist if I may say though!

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    i think you topic will be about dialect and idiolect and pidgen.....english variation,you can notice for eg if the speaker from usa or uk

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