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Post  Badboy on Tue 9 Sep - 1:39

ABOUT A THIRD OF BOYS  AT FIVE YEARS OLD CAN'T READ??????????????????
SOUNDS LIKE LOTS OF PROBLEMS.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 9 Sep - 9:40

You don't have to spend very much time on Facebook to realise that a lot of people have managed to spend a minimum of 11 years in education in the UK and come out semi-literate. I don't know how they manage it.

Facebook has "Buy and Sell," local pages and on my local one I've seen examples like people offering a dinning table, a chester draws, something that comes with spairs and items from mataland!

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Tue 9 Sep - 10:34

Don't get me started on those dreadful apostrophes - not just in plurals as we know to expect but things like Charle's for Charles, i'll for ill and we'll for well.

By the way, is anyone else having problems with the speed (or lack of it) of the forum?
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Post  chrissie on Tue 9 Sep - 10:39

I also dislike it when people type in 'text speak'.

C u l8er

Thx, u2

etc

Fair enough on a mobile but I've seen it online comments.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 9 Sep - 10:55

chrissie wrote:I also dislike it when people type in 'text speak'.

C u l8er

Thx, u2

etc

Fair enough on a mobile but I've seen it online comments.

I'm seeing that a lot on Facebook, chrissie, but then so many people are now accessing the internet on mobile phones.

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Post  chrissie on Tue 9 Sep - 11:25

AnnaEsse wrote:
chrissie wrote:I also dislike it when people type in 'text speak'.

C u l8er

Thx, u2

etc

Fair enough on a mobile but I've seen it online comments.

I'm seeing that a lot on Facebook, chrissie, but then so many people are now accessing the internet on mobile phones.

Yes, that's probably true. I think that youngsters have just got used to not having to spell what with auto correct on their mobiles and spell check on their laptops. My son, who has just left school, always had to type his homework and produce it on a memory stick. He's okay but it does make people lazy imo.
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Post  Guest on Tue 9 Sep - 12:31

chrissie wrote:I also dislike it when people type in 'text speak'.

C u l8er

Thx, u2

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Fair enough on a mobile but I've seen it online comments.

I've seen it in entire essays.  Meant for somebody's assessment.  It was an instant FAIL.
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Post  Guest on Tue 9 Sep - 12:33

My personal favourite, in a local garden centre, was a big sign saying "Pansy's ready". I wanted to go in and ask what Pansy was ready for, but the kids wouldn't let me.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Tue 9 Sep - 13:58

Iris wrote:My personal favourite, in a local garden centre, was a big sign saying "Pansy's ready".  I wanted to go in and ask what Pansy was ready for, but the kids wouldn't let me.


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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Tue 9 Sep - 14:00

Thinking of what "pansy" was an unflattering name for in my younger days, I think that the answer as to what it was ready for is "Hello, sailor"!
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Post  chrissie on Tue 9 Sep - 14:01

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Post  Badboy on Tue 9 Sep - 23:35

40% OF DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN CAN'T READ WELL BY THE AGE OF 11.

SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC ,LOTS OF UNIVERSITY GRADUATES CAN'T READ EITHER.
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Post  mara thon on Tue 9 Sep - 23:49

Not Born Yesterday wrote:Don't get me started on those dreadful apostrophes - not just in plurals as we know to expect but things like Charle's for Charles, i'll for ill and we'll for well.

By the way, is anyone else having problems with the speed (or lack of it) of the forum?

I gave up this morning, it was worse than watching grass grow, but it seems okay again now.
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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Wed 10 Sep - 12:03

Yes it's fine now. It's strange that it affected only this forum and not others as would be expected if Forumotion was having problems.
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