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Old 12-08-2010, 05:04 AM   #436
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I don't want to look fool/dumb when talking to English people here
Don't worry, Anisha, if anybody calls you foolish or dumb, I shall deal with them severely. They will face the awesome wrath of brianL!
 
Old 12-08-2010, 05:35 AM   #437
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You know, Briany, I am inspired a lot by the fanatic (this is not a proper word to be used) people in the Slackware forum here. There are lot of inspiring threads there (which are not seen in the Ubuntu and the Suse forums, I have no idea why?), it seems as if Slackware is a religion for them! and you also guided me in that Slackware vs Arch thread, I am very much anxious now to load Slackware on my 500 GB external harddisk with LXDE and call myself a slacker! Does it sound childish ?

Anyway if anyone complains that I am going offtopic, I can say that I am practicing English
 
Old 12-08-2010, 06:10 AM   #438
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<snip> I can say that I am practicing English </snip>
I think that would be "practising English" (the verb, not the noun).
 
Old 12-08-2010, 06:22 AM   #439
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You know, Briany, I am inspired a lot by the fanatic (this is not a proper word to be used) people in the Slackware forum here. There are lot of inspiring threads there (which are not seen in the Ubuntu and the Suse forums, I have no idea why?), it seems as if Slackware is a religion for them! and you also guided me in that Slackware vs Arch thread, I am very much anxious now to load Slackware on my 500 GB external harddisk with LXDE and call myself a slacker! Does it sound childish ?

Anyway if anyone complains that I am going offtopic, I can say that I am practicing English
If we are fanatics, at least we're harmless ones. (except when there's a full moon!). I don't know whether this has anything to do with it, but the LQ Slackware forum is the official Slackware forum, whereas other distros have their official forums elsewhere.
Yeah, try Slackware.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 10:11 AM   #440
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You know, Briany, I am inspired a lot by the fanatic (this is not a proper word to be used) people in the Slackware forum here. There are lot of inspiring threads there ...
The Slackware community was a factor in my switching to it.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 10:34 PM   #441
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Don't worry, Anisha, if anybody calls you foolish or dumb, I shall deal with them severely. They will face the awesome wrath of brianL!
Love you, Briany, life at LQ would never be the same if ever you are gone! (and I hate these emotional dependencies)

Its been a while now and I am tired of standing at the airport with garlands in my hands, wasn't that cannibal BrainL supposed to catch a plane to India?

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I think that would be "practising English" (the verb, not the noun).
Many thanks for pointing that out, I never paid attention to the difference in spelling of that word w.r.t the context, till now.

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:45 PM   #442
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Many thanks for pointing that out, I never paid attention to the difference in spelling of that word w.r.t the context, till now.
You could get confused again. American and British English have different ideas about the proper spelling of that word.

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Old 12-08-2010, 10:48 PM   #443
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What is considered standard for that, then ???????
 
Old 12-08-2010, 11:09 PM   #444
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There isn't any single "English" standard. American and British each have their own. "Practice", by the way, is just one example; there are other ones, like the spelling of gray/grey, center/centre or neighbor/neighbour.
 
Old 12-08-2010, 11:15 PM   #445
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and you forgot to mention colour/color in that list, well that means I can stick to either of the spellings and no one can cut my marks for that!

We follow British English here in India and I did lose some marks in English subject when I misspelled colour as color (when I was in school a long time back, I was 13 years old then)!

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Old 12-08-2010, 11:30 PM   #446
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I think that would be "practising English" (the verb, not the noun).
Only in the UK. In the US, where the language usage and spelling was somewhat rationalized, the noun and the verb are spelled the same. Practicing.
 
Old 12-09-2010, 06:16 AM   #447
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wasn't that cannibal BrainL supposed to catch a plane to India?
He wanted to, but me and the SAS intercepted him as he was about to board. We've got him securely chained up in the cellar again.
 
Old 12-09-2010, 10:36 PM   #448
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I am not aware of how things go on, on a bidding site
Should two on's be used here? Is that correct?
 
Old 12-09-2010, 11:02 PM   #449
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I think the more correct syntax would be to leave the first "on" off; it's technically unnecessary.

"I am not aware of how things go on a bidding site."

Actually, I think a more appropriate form of that would be more like:

"I am not aware of how things work on a bidding site."

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Old 12-09-2010, 11:11 PM   #450
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thanks, but I thought how things go on can be/should be considered as one phrase, so we do have to mention the context where i.e. on a bidding site.
 
  


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