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    For Piesters in general, any book on remedial spelling and grammar might be an idea.
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    'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' - read it for the first time recently - recommended
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    For Piesters in general, any book on remedial spelling and grammar might be an idea.
    Wow, you arrogant sod (joke there of course) !!.

    The grammarnazis need to get a life really. Who cares? Not me anyway.
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    The Wasp Factory.

    Ian Banks.

    Great, but totally weird read. The ending is summat else too.
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    I'm off to have a book read to me on my audio app.

    How feckin lazy is that?

    Night night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asset test View Post
    Wow, you arrogant sod (joke there of course) !!.

    The grammarnazis need to get a life really. Who cares? Not me anyway.
    I'm not talking about the odd typo or occasional mistake. Nobody is perfect. Mainly people who seem to be lazy, using text-speak for example. Some posts are a real effort to read, precisely because so little effort has gone into their writing.

    So if you can't be bothered to write clearly, why should anyone bother to read what you have to say? You clearly didn't value what you wrote enough to write it carefully so it could be understood.

    I appreciate this is harder for some than others, and some may have difficulties such as dyslexia. Ultimately though you either want to be understood or you don't. Clear language which follows understood rules and norms means the reader can focus on what you are saying, not how you're saying it.

    Language is a means of communication. If we all follow the rules of language, we can communicate clearly without being misunderstood. That is particularly crucial when writing, as the tone of speech and facial expression is not there to assist the person you are communicating with on your meaning.

    If we all make up our own rules, we are excluding people. We are effectively choosing to speak a dialect that is unique to us, which defeats the purpose of language.

    Using language clearly is inclusive. Not doing so is exclusive and in some ways, disrespectful.

    If someone can't be bothered to express themselves clearly, there is a certain arrogance in expecting anyone to listen...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    For Piesters in general, any book on remedial spelling and grammar might be an idea.
    Cheeky sod. hope dats not a digg @ me???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Cheeky sod. hope dats not a digg @ me???
    I am unable to decipher your post...






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    Pete mc carthy
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    A bit of crime fluff called Mary Mary by james patterson
    Sebastian Barry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    'Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit' - read it for the first time recently - recommended
    Does that mean you're a Republican now?
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