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Postby the lynx » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 9:36 pm

Not to mention, that overused phrase 'your goodself'. Where did that come from? :???:

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 10:51 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:"Kindly do the needful and revert back with status updation"


And what is with the use of 'revert', as in the sentence above. Completely incorrect usage. Don't know if folks think this is some kind of 'classical English'... in reality it is hooey! The correct word is 'respond'.

re·vert   [ri-vurt]
verb (used without object)


Indian English my friend! It is just as legitimate, or even more so, than Singlish :)


It's bullshit... and often used by non Indians... not legitimate at all, as any clown can see that 'revert' doesn't fill the need... why not 'refart'?

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 9:23 am

[rant] All these claptrap and mumbo jumbo words I keep hearing in Singapore, I have to remind myself that the country is Americanised and that my Standard English is gone unless I want to return to the shores of the UK (Which I don't) but I won't even pick holes in all words here.

Revert, Updation, Kindly do the needful, all are Indian English, it's as annoying as American or Australian English to me! :roll: :roll: :roll:

Can you all just pull yourselves together, give your self a jolly good talking to, go to a good book shop and buy an Oxford English Dictionary in order to start over?

[/rant]

Phew
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 9:30 am

nutnut wrote:[rant] All these claptrap and mumbo jumbo words I keep hearing in Singapore, I have to remind myself that the country is Americanised and that my Standard English is gone unless I want to return to the shores of the UK (Which I don't) but I won't even pick holes in all words here.

Revert, Updation, Kindly do the needful, all are Indian English, it's as annoying as American or Australian English to me! :roll: :roll: :roll:

Can you all just pull yourselves together, give your self a jolly good talking to, go to a good book shop and buy an Oxford English Dictionary in order to start over?

[/rant]

Phew


You're annoyed?! I speak Americanized English and I can barely understand what-you-claim-to-be-Americanized!

And I'm South East Asian!

Blame the Americans for many things but the language here shouldn't be one of them.

I am reverting to your goodself and I apologize for the botheration.

#onepartrantonepartsarcasm

BTW, I remember someone posting this several moons ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rexKqvgPVuA

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:02 am

and there's that damned "z" again...

:roll:

The "good" English used here is American-English, the American Keyboard, the American spelling of a lot of words. It is American-English and is Americanised.

Thank you kindly.
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 10:24 am

nutnut wrote:and there's that damned "z" again...

:roll:

The "good" English used here is American-English, the American Keyboard, the American spelling of a lot of words. It is American-English and is Americanised.

Thank you kindly.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences#Greek-derived_spellings

:roll:

Ok, I'll give you this: "aluminium"

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 2:16 pm

nakatago wrote:
:roll:

Ok, I'll give you this: "aluminium"


nakatago: you have an advantage .. as you speak "AMERICAN" :

If anybody remembers, as per the Big Chief, people in Singapore should learn "American English .. " (or American ?? )

Even though the Big Chief was educated in Cambridge :)

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segmen ... 69410.html

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segmen ... 69412.html

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segmen ... 69416.html

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 2:27 pm

ecureilx wrote:
nakatago wrote:
:roll:

Ok, I'll give you this: "aluminium"


nakatago: you have an advantage .. as you speak "AMERICAN" :

If anybody remembers, as per the Big Chief, people in Singapore should learn "American English .. " (or American ?? )

Even though the Big Chief was educated in Cambridge :)

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segmen ... 69410.html

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segmen ... 69412.html

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segmen ... 69416.html


Why is it so difficult for this place to be consistent? :x

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 2:53 pm

nakatago wrote:
Why is it so difficult for this place to be consistent? :x


do we really need to standardise / standardize ?? :)


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