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    "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    Hi,

    If you see someone spit or pee everywhere on the street, would native speakers of English describe them more as "ill-educated" or "ill-mannered"?

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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    I'd think they were either very drunk or mentally disturbed. Neither of the words you used would spring to mind.

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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I'd think they were either very drunk or mentally disturbed. Neither of the words you used would spring to mind.
    Okay. Forgive me for not wording my question clearly enough.
    Say someone tries to clean his throat so he just spits wherever he wants on the street. Would you describe it "ill-educated" or "ill-mannered"?

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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    I don't think you can equate it to a poor education (although I'm sure some people will say that the kind of person who spits in the street is probably also not someone who went to university!).

    It is certainly "bad manners" to spit on the street but I wouldn't use "ill-mannered".

    I would call them "vile" or "scum".

    However, bear in mind that in some countries, spitting in the street is completely normal and is done by almost everyone, regardless of class.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    I'd definetely say "disgusting", I'm just interesting whether my choice is good.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    I would say that "it" (the habit) is disgusting. I would not necessarily describe the person doing it as disgusting.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    I heard something like that in BBC Radio. A woman describes one kid like "you're disgusting something".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    "You're disgusting something" doesn't make any sense, I'm afraid. I could understand her saying "You disgust me" or something similar. By the way, you heard it on the radio.
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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    I even don't remeber when I heard that, probably I mixed something up.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: "ill-educated" vs "ill-mannered"

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I even don't [even] remember when I heard that. I probably I mixed something up.
    Take care with your word order.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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