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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    743 1|\73r|\37 h4z|\7 4ff3(73|) |\\y 5|>33(4 47 411 31743r.

    Nah, but in all seriousness, I think one general problem among native speakers of English is that there's no "standard" English, so to speak; or rather, without exposure to non-native speakers, one would not know how to communicate effectively with non-native speakers.

    How are you doing? -> How are you? -> How are ya? -> What's up? -> S'up?

    So many options to choose from and the last three can be easily be confusing to non-native speakers. But if anything, the internet is making English much more accessible to everyone. Look at people who've joined this and so many other English sites on the net. The people who use net speak in daily life are the exceptions and not the rules. It could be a choice of style for some. It could be a failure of education for others. Even if it is a failure of education, there are many more people using written English than ever before thanks to the internet.

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    Quote Originally Posted by jahildebrandt View Post
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    The internet hasn't affect my speech either

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The internet hasn't affect my speech either
    Correct.

    Actually, the internet hasn't affected my speech at all either.

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    Quote Originally Posted by jahildebrandt View Post
    Correct.

    Actually, the internet hasn't affected my speech at all either.
    Yes- I got halfway through and guessed the rest.

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    I'm pretty sure no one ever uttered "oh em gee" before the days of OMG! on the Internet...

    When I hear adults say "oh em gee" I am still taken aback.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    I find it strange to hear adults (or even pupils) say that too. But it is an old expression, dating back to 1918.

    John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    Thanks for that- I had no idea, and have tagged the thread for future reference.

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    I had no idea someone had written it so early, but even so, do you think he went around his ship say "Oh em GEE!"? I suspect not. (I love the part about his skill at dancing playing a role in his relationships with influential ladies.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantFord View Post

    I can't really think of any positive effects, and i doubt there are any, but could someone help me out here?

    -Grant

    Sure thing the positive effects enormously changed my life through the last 8 years or so.
    I consider myself lucky, met few good poetry mentors from US and Scotland... They helped me to improve my language especially regarding vocabularies, speaking and and use of language... This site as well added to my knowledge and I have much respect for all those who keep helping and enlightening us (who speak English as a secondary language)... The net effect is truly undeniable.

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    Default Re: The way the net effects the english language.

    By the way, I just noticed the title of the thread.

    The way the net (though I'm old-school, and would say 'Net or Net) affects the English language.

    I don't think the Internet has affected native use (and misuse) of affect and effect, but it has surely led us to use lower-case letters in situations where we know that capital letters are required. If my iPhone didn't change i to I for me automatically, most of my texts would have i.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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