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From: Charani <>
Subject: Re: Need Birth/Death reference 1940's - JACKSON
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2005 16:28:25 +0100
On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 12:48:57 +0000 (UTC), "Linda Hardy" wrote:
> I'm not sure what to say, only that - what does it matter how the
> English language is written so long as the message gets across.
As a lover and professional user of the English language, like Roy,
I'm with him 100% on the sloppy use of language. Sloppy use leads to
misunderstandings and the bastardisation of the language. It matters
a great deal how English is written because the message *doesn't*
always get across.
English is a complex enough language as it is. Those with learning
difficulties, like dyslexia and autism, find it difficult enough
without it made worse by people using language in a sloppy way which
only adds further confusion. Add to that those who have difficulty
with spelling and perm any two and there are significant problems.
I can use the vernacular with the best of them - and do from time to
time in my posts - but I do know how to use the language properly.
One of my own pet hates is the over use of the word "that".
Genealogy: is it a thing of the past??
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