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(aka that paid Strelets shill—me regular cheque is in the mail hey fellas? I can only assume that the previous ones are still on the way, d@mned covid-affected postage!)
Can't believe that's the same Handlewithcare who sent me such a comprehensive and nice reply on my question about Napoleonic french marines I asked at Benno's. Sure no one's (mis-)using his id?
Following on from the incorrect spelling of english in this forum, it´s annoying but I can live with it. If they practised "capitol" punishment in your school as opposed to "corporal" punishment then you wouldn´t be around to complain. Also please "ment" is spelt "meant". I am a British citizen living abroad and as such do not get to speak much english, if any, at work but look forward to reading well spelt english in the forum. I can forgive our foreign members but theink that the native english speakers should make a little bit of an effort. By the way it´s the Queens english as of the last 60 something years.
Oops yes you are right, I mixed up Capital and Corporal punishment. I also did indeed spell "meant" wrong. In my defence, I kind of had a lot going through my mind...what with me, James & Donald being targeted by that individual, who apparently has form. Attacking Donald the way he did was absolutely out of order. We in turn, just used some tongue in cheek humour to fight back with.
I am not some Oxford or Cambridge graduate, I am a normal working class guy with a normal schooling, who has scale military modelling as one of my hobbies. Who also, I might add, has a sodding lot more to worry about than just spelling & grammar!!!
Yes a certain amount of local pronounciation creeps in to my wording, and I may slip up with grammar and spelling, but i'm sorry, it's not something I am going to lose sleep over. I am not perfect & I don't pretend to be!!!
Oh...by the way Malcolm.
It's "English" not "english", there is a capital E at the beginning. I'm sure you know why that may be the case. Oh and it's "think" not "theink".
Yes you are indeed right, it is currently the Queens English, but I still knew what he meant.
Ah yes, a Queen we have had for 69 years.
Hey! Well now look at that.....I may make some spelling mistakes but I guess I can at least work out some simple maths rather than make a broad assumption of her reigning for "60 something" years.
So seeing as it's all turning into some sort of English language lesson on here lately, allow me to end this post with an English word of the day......"pedantic".
Whilst I agree that spelling and grammar make for an easier read, the important thing here on a toy soldier forum is that the writer feels comfortable, that we his peers are not all going to be a minor reincarnation of our banned German friend. It is a place for our enthusiasm of all things toy soldier to be expressed, without anxiety or fear of feeling, however well intended belittled,because we all err from time to time, think not theink for example :innocent: . So enjoying our hobby and commenting on social media has been an important part of that hobby for some time now, let all enjoy it.
My personal view is since I dont come here to learn english, as long as I can understand it thats all that matters... For a change of scene heres some classic Nonsense... err wot...
Further more I've no idea wat these emoticons mean maybe we need a Translation...
Yes indeed we have non English speakers on the forum, and I for one just try and understand them as best I can, politely, and reply accordingly. I most certainly wouldn't insist they speak English, which would be a totally wrong thing to do or chastise them about their language.
Just above Luca has posted in Italian. Now I don't speak any Italian, nor would I know if the Italian spelling or grammar was correct in that post. What I do know is with a little help from google translate and kind of recognising some words that look similar to English, I got the general idea of what he was saying. That said, it still didnt translate perfectly back into English.
No matter though as I understood the context of what he was saying and so happily replied. He had some good ideas about some artillerymen poses.
So regardless of our languages, we do generally understand one another. Having a common interest also helps.
The top emoji I think is just meant to be a "playful", "Silly" kind of thing. Bottom emoji is definitely "cool".
And yes I too have noticed that many of our grammar fanatics often slip up exactly the same!! 😂