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Postby anneteoh » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 2:32 pm

Thank you Nathan! You're so thoughful - and sane. Yes, there's a poem in the AQA Poetry Anthology by Tom Leonard, a Scots poet who spelt in Glaswegian so that it appears 'dyslexic'. It's a protest poem about the BBC
(subtext - received pronunciation) 6 a clock news - ending - quote "yi canny talk right/ this is the six o clock nyooze. belt up."
But then there's a really good one which I can't remember now and have misplaced the poem -it plays on the irregularities of English spelling. If I find it later on, I'll email it to you.
It should be creative, fun and inspiring. That's why I came into the forum, but privately mailed messages containing virulous attacks based on bias or unresolved personal psychosis is not a joke. I don't applaud sheer barbarity and no one should accept as 'normal' hate mails and the like.
Now, to a more pleasing plane - I was beginning to have a really bad impression of this forum, so you're their knight in shining armour. Are you a moderator?
How do you find living in Singapore as an expat?
When I was there, I needn't have to cook throughout my entire stay of 2.3 years! Life was simplified abbreviations, the food divine and the money so damned good - I've regretted not extending my contract.
On my return visits, I found parties, stage dances, concerts etc going on Saturdays nights almost everywhere. I went to a fusion jazz concert by The Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Chris Brubeck trio (son of Dave Brubeck) and we were able to talk to them after the concert!
Joie de vivre.

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nath 21's poem

Postby anneteoh » Wed, 09 Sep 2009 5:32 pm

Sorry, I forgot to say I really liked your poem; graphically, it appeals to me like Chinese painting esp the 'eye' ( for first person ) metaphor and the 'pea sea' ( like drop in the ocean) You're a great poet - your English i now impresses me like Chinese characters - with its graphic imagery. There's depth and space - you should have it published - I'm not pulling your leg. This is great art. Happy writing.

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:56 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote: But as all here know, I, like V., have a habit of typing the wrong word spelling or dropping or transposing letters when in a hurry and not proofreading.



Hey, please don't brign me into thsi discussion, the women is clearly on a mission.
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Re: reply Nath 21

Postby QRM » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 1:54 pm

anneteoh wrote:Thank you Nathan! You're so thoughful - and sane. Yes, there's a poem in the AQA Poetry Anthology by Tom Leonard, a Scots poet who spelt in Glaswegian so that it appears 'dyslexic'. It's a protest poem about the BBC
(subtext - received pronunciation) 6 a clock news - ending - quote "yi canny talk right/ this is the six o clock nyooze. belt up."
But then there's a really good one which I can't remember now and have misplaced the poem -it plays on the irregularities of English spelling. If I find it later on, I'll email it to you.
It should be creative, fun and inspiring. That's why I came into the forum, but privately mailed messages containing virulous attacks based on bias or unresolved personal psychosis is not a joke. I don't applaud sheer barbarity and no one should accept as 'normal' hate mails and the like.
Now, to a more pleasing plane - I was beginning to have a really bad impression of this forum, so you're their knight in shining armour. Are you a moderator?
How do you find living in Singapore as an expat?
When I was there, I needn't have to cook throughout my entire stay of 2.3 years! Life was simplified abbreviations, the food divine and the money so damned good - I've regretted not extending my contract.
On my return visits, I found parties, stage dances, concerts etc going on Saturdays nights almost everywhere. I went to a fusion jazz concert by The Singapore Chinese Orchestra and the Chris Brubeck trio (son of Dave Brubeck) and we were able to talk to them after the concert!
Joie de vivre.


Nothing personal, but how about subscribing to http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/ ? Gives me a headache just trying to read the message. Less is more...

Here is an example.

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Your enquiry about the use of the entrance area at the library for the purpose of displaying posters and leaflets about Welfare and Supplementary Benefit rights, gives rise to the question of the provenance and authoritativeness of the material to be displayed. Posters and leaflets issued by the Central Office of Information, the Department of Health and Social Security and other authoritative bodies are usually displayed in libraries, but items of a disputatious or polemic kind, whilst not necessarily excluded, are considered individually.

After

Thank you for your letter asking for permission to put up posters in the library. Before we can give you an answer we will need to see a copy of the posters to make sure they won't offend anyone.

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 2:27 pm

So, Anneteoh wants to out posters up in a library . . . geez, I didn't glean that from her posts, but then I didn't understand them.

Very nice of you to help her out, QRM
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Postby anneteoh » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 4:28 pm

Contexts missing in all these quibbles. Anyway, there're two paths where the library's concerned. Ever thought what they are?
Regarding plain English, that's why I prefer to read The Times rather than The Guardian in the UK... don't attack - one man's meat is another's poison. You can keep going laterally.

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Postby anneteoh » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 5:01 pm

What a suprise - all so weird and patronising - so that's this world. I am beginning to see bad-headedness in these Mr men emoticons.

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Postby QRM » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 5:32 pm

Let me guess..Straight A's, white cotton underpants? and possibly a twitch?

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 5:59 pm

. . . QRN, we need your translation skill again, please . . .
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not bad-headedness

Postby anneteoh » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 7:42 pm

Sorry, another typo - should be bald-headedness Mr men emoticons. Come off it I suggest, er about the patrician thing - it was just a whiff. You should try to be nice and decent guys instead of rugby clubbing.

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 8:19 pm

It sounds like anneteoh whacks some pinyin in one side of the grinder and whatever comes out is cut 'n pasted here.

I must admit that it does have lyrical qualities. Doesn't make sense, but it is lyrically quite pleasing
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the sandglass filters fine strains of semantics vaucluse

Postby anneteoh » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 8:54 pm

I guess I really put some of you off! What an intro for a newcomer! Basically, I was just green ( new i.e.) to anything like this - but say, I really like your pinyin fantasy. It's closer to the kind of music I go for, can't stand national pride in music - it should break down all artificially set up barriers, like Nath 21's third eye. Except, I was darned glad England won against Croatia yesterday for she's in the World Cup now!

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Re: the sandglass filters fine strains of semantics vaucluse

Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:13 pm

anneteoh wrote:I guess I really put some of you off! What an intro for a newcomer! Basically, I was just green ( new i.e.) to anything like this - but say, I really like your pinyin fantasy. It's closer to the kind of music I go for, can't stand national pride in music - it should break down all artificially set up barriers, like Nath 21's third eye. Except, I was darned glad England won against Croatia yesterday for she's in the World Cup now!


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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 11:22 pm

QRM wrote:Let me guess..Straight A's, white cotton underpants? and possibly a twitch?


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Postby Jeppo » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 9:51 am

I haven't taken enough drugs for this thread to make sense


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