The standard of English on ARRSE!

#1
I must admit that, apart from obvious exceptions, which are promptly dealt with, the standard of English on ARRSE seems to be far and away above the national UK standard! Although I might be wrong on this and I'd welcome correction.

The (my) point is that since I work with languages for a living, I'm particularly prone to examining context, substructures, hidden meanings, ambivalences and semantics. However, I find that almost all ARRSErs really do seem to have a very good grasp of their native language (in this case English). It's extremely heartening and not at all as hopeless as some would make us believe.

In comparison to other sites concentrating on military themes, mil.com, for instance, I think we come out pretty well! But what do other ARRSErs think?

MsG
 
#2
Bugsy said:
I must admit that, apart from obvious exceptions, which are promptly dealt with, the standard of English on ARRSE seems to be far and away above the national UK standard! Although I might be wrong on this and I'd welcome correction.


MsG
Don't let MDN see that
 
#3
Fanks Mate I fink: eye agree wiv ewe, on that wun. Arrse inglish is bbuy faar th bist on the tinterneet'
 
#4
Bugsy said:
I must admit that, apart from obvious exceptions, which are promptly dealt with, the standard of English on ARRSE seems to be far and away above the national UK standard! Although I might be wrong on this and I'd welcome correction.

The (my) point is that since I work with languages for a living, I'm particularly prone to examining context, substructures, hidden meanings, ambivalences and semantics. However, I find that almost all ARRSErs really do seem to have a very good grasp of their native language (in this case English). It's extremely heartening and not at all as hopeless as some would make us believe.

In comparison to other sites concentrating on military themes, mil.com, for instance, I think we come out pretty well! But what do other ARRSErs think?

MsG
What the fuck would you know, you rinky dink pikey bogtrotting leprechaun? And no I don' want to buy any pegs or heather.
 
#5
Bugsy said:
I must admit that, apart from obvious exceptions, which are promptly dealt with, the standard of English on ARRSE seems to be far and away above the national UK standard! Although I might be wrong on this and I'd welcome correction.

MsG
Would you like to re-construct this sentence ?
 
#7
The Lord Flasheart said:
Bugsy said:
I must admit that, apart from obvious exceptions, which are promptly dealt with, the standard of English on ARRSE seems to be far and away above the national UK standard! Although I might be wrong on this and I'd welcome correction.

The (my) point is that since I work with languages for a living, I'm particularly prone to examining context, substructures, hidden meanings, ambivalences and semantics. However, I find that almost all ARRSErs really do seem to have a very good grasp of their native language (in this case English). It's extremely heartening and not at all as hopeless as some would make us believe.

In comparison to other sites concentrating on military themes, mil.com, for instance, I think we come out pretty well! But what do other ARRSErs think?

MsG
What the fuck would you know, you rinky dink pikey bogtrotting leprechaun? And no I don' want to buy any pegs or heather.
Really appreciate your input, Flashy! :D :D :D

MsG
 
#8
dumdum said:
Surely it' abrev8 ?
So thats what it is? random had me totally stumped for a while there :D
 
#9
You may mock but how long before we start seeing txt spk in the Occurrence Book? It can only be a matter of time. I’m not saying an RSM won’t jump on the offender, just that it’s bound to happen if it hasn’t already.

I am particularly fond of the way new visitors to the site receive a short sharp shock if they slip into lazy spelling and grammar. If you want to make a point on ARRSE and be taken seriously you need to adhere to the unwritten standards of the majority of the community. The language Nazis can be a bit overbearing sometimes but they ensure that most threads are readable and coherent.

Thanks spelling and grammar Nazis, you unsung heroes of t’interweb.
 
#10
soldier-w said:
You may mock but how long before we start seeing txt spk in the Occurrence Book? It can only be a matter of time. I’m not saying an RSM won’t jump on the offender, just that it’s bound to happen if it hasn’t already.
Does the phrase NFTR count as text speak?
 
#11
the_guru said:
soldier-w said:
You may mock but how long before we start seeing txt spk in the Occurrence Book? It can only be a matter of time. I’m not saying an RSM won’t jump on the offender, just that it’s bound to happen if it hasn’t already.
Does the phrase NFTR count as text speak?
Yes and so does ATTADS!
 
#12
the_guru said:
soldier-w said:
You may mock but how long before we start seeing txt spk in the Occurrence Book? It can only be a matter of time. I’m not saying an RSM won’t jump on the offender, just that it’s bound to happen if it hasn’t already.
Does the phrase NFTR count as text speak?
No, it's just lazy. Take five!
 
#14
the_guru said:
Bugsy said:
I must admit that, apart from obvious exceptions, which are promptly dealt with, the standard of English on ARRSE seems to be far and away above the national UK standard! Although I might be wrong on this and I'd welcome correction.

MsG
Would you like to re-construct this sentence ?
Which sentence would you like me to re-construct, the_guru? You've included two!

MsG
 
#19
If there ever was a thread open to abuse...

However, I agree with Bugsy, it is good to see a site that promotes English as its chosen language, as opposed to "txt spk".

Apart from me snorting Stella ActATwat at some to the responses, it's good to understand what people are on about, without texting my 14 year old niece to find out what's going on.

(And before you start... she's 14, and fat, with a growing 'tashe, even I wouldn't).
 
#20
Txt speak (or chavspeak, f*ckwit or whatever) deserves nothing less than a shovel applied to the face.

To all you 'wiggas' 'geezers' and '13 year old tosspots who actually come from Guidford or Ross-On-Wye' some advice.

You aren't some blinged up gangbanger from Compton. You is white, middle class and have a trust fund.

Kindly learn to speak in a coherent manner or have your name added to the list...

Charlotte Green WILL be issued with a Mossy and WILL get medieval on yo' ass. Seen. Drainingboard. Whatever.
 

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