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MickeyTong
27-02-2011, 03:16
I stumbled across this on the BBC. Entertaining examples of how punctuation can change the entire meaning of a paragraph.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4583594.stm

Benedikt
27-02-2011, 07:29
[QUOTE=MickeyTong;807799]I stumbled across this on the BBC. Entertaining examples of how punctuation can change the entire meaning of a paragraph.

english as she is written...
i wonder, and not only english speaking kids, russians are not much better either, and germans even worse.(PISA test, germany is in uproar about the bad marks)
but with mobiles, SMS, computer and so forth, good and correct grammar seems to be something that is being ignored more and more. The idiot box has a spellcheck, SMS's don't use whole words anyway and from the expressions of the kids one is not quite sure anymore are they talking a language anyway or are the returning to the vocabulary of our distant forbearers.:suspect: