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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: The dutch gourage

    Are you really from Fiji, or Finland?

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    Re: The dutch gourage

    You ask, what is Joe? You have to know, you are the educator, not me.
    Joe is a name of a man and in this connection, it is a common sailor.
    and by old maritime usage 'lime juicer is an English sailor.


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    Re: The dutch gourage

    sNot worry up there, you are not the only one who has the problem to understand, “A lot of native speakers are happy that English has become the world’s global language. They feel they don’t have to spend time learning another language,” says Chong. “But… often you have a boardroom full of people from different countries communicating in English and all understanding each other and then suddenly the American or Brit walks into the room and nobody can understand them.”

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    Re: The dutch gourage

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbertti View Post
    I cannot but wonder how narrow the boat is you stand on. A word has so many ways to go.
    The American jazz genius Charlie Parker said: "Master your instrument, master the music, and then forget all that and just play."

    Before you can write meaningful English nonesense, you have to master the language. Let's take your title: "The Wulf and the cheep."

    It looks like a play on "The Wolf and the Sheep." But why Wulf instead of Wolf? Why a small c for cheep? Why cheep instead of sheep or cheap?

    Or how about your subject line? Why the? Why no capital D for dutch? Why gourage instead of courage (or gorge or garage)?

    Yes, a word can go in lots of directions. But it's not clear that you have a direction. It's fine to take liberties, but there's no apparent reason for what you've done. What's your point?
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 24-Jan-2018 at 02:09.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: The dutch gourage

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbertti View Post
    You ask, what is Joe? You have to know, you are the educator, not me.
    Joe is a name of a man and in this connection, it is a common sailor.
    and by old maritime usage 'lime juicer is an English sailor.

    You didn't write lime juicer, you wrote something garbled. Likewise, Jone isn't the same as Joe.

    Again, James Joyce had a purpose to his strange writing in Finnegan's Wake. Lewis Carol had a purpose when he wrote Jabberwocky. It would simply help if you explained what your purpose is here.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: The dutch gourage

    More than imminent.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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