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>> No. 444380 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 12:43 pm
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Are we classist and ableist?
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>> No. 444381 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 12:55 pm
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Have you read the manifesto?
>> No. 444382 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 1:12 pm
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Nah.

This is just the kind of predictable tripe you get from people who have appropriated and twisted a meagre understanding of leftist ideology into a personal excuse for being a useless wanker and not trying to improve.

It's more classist and ableist to lower your standards and not bother helping working class and/or thick people to learn and improve, because you think they are literally and innately incapable of doing so. (You see them do similar things with race too, joining the ends of the horse-shoe into full circle eugenicist beleifs; but let's not go into that.)
>> No. 444384 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 1:41 pm
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>>444381
I can't say that I have in years, but isn't that just BRILLIANT teenlad rambling?
>> No. 444385 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 1:49 pm
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>>444384
purple must have been in his late thirties at the youngest when he wrote it.
>> No. 444386 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 1:53 pm
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>>444384
I think it's meant to be a bit tongue-in-cheek, the main thing is the "annoyingly elitist".
>> No. 444387 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 1:54 pm
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i for one dont even own a dictionary
>> No. 444388 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 2:13 pm
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Are you sure this image wasn't just created for the purpose of fucking with people?

Generally there's no reason it needs to be classist and ableist, but I'd have thought most people should be able to tell from context when it's a nasty thing to do to correct someone's grammar.

>>444386

This lad gets it. It's a standard we like because it makes posts legible and pleasant to read for our niche of shed-dwelling robot fuckers. I probably wouldn't correct anyone on their grammar or spelling unless I really couldn't tell what they were saying.
>> No. 444389 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 2:34 pm
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>>444386
It’s meant to be very very tongue in cheek.
>> No. 444392 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 3:45 pm
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>>444388
>Are you sure this image wasn't just created for the purpose of fucking with people?

It's real. There seems to be a vast increase in the usage of the word "neurodiversity" recently in relation to all sorts.
>> No. 444393 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 4:02 pm
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I feel like it's pretty obvious when the poor spelling or grammar is the result of neurodivergence, and we don't make fun of that (you'd get banned for correcting the grammar on someone's /emo/ crisis post for sure), and not to start yet another class definition argument but I think the circumstances of finding and being drawn to post on a board like this are mostly only going to apply to (at least socially) middle class people anyway.
>> No. 444401 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 5:01 pm
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I've noticed a lot of people wearing those green sunflower neck things who I'm about 70% sure we're just doing it to get away with not wearing a mask on public transport.
>> No. 444404 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 6:08 pm
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>>444380
I've always tried to be very forgiving of people with poor spelling in the past, but now absolutely everything has a spellchecker built in so it's much harder to excuse.

Grammar is still difficult for some people regardless, but there's people who write colloquially, and then there's times when I read comments on local news stories where the grammar is so poor I can't even understand what the person is trying to say.
>> No. 444405 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 6:31 pm
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I sometimes find it quite endearing when you see youtube comments and such that are clearly written by older fellas from a different era. It's always something like:

Wow Really Great Work!!! 👍 Reminds Me Of When People Still Made REAL MUSIC!!! 😂😅😂 Summer of 1978! Cheers! - Mick From Coventry 🍻
>> No. 444406 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 6:31 pm
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My gf is dyslexic, and she'll ask me how to spell a pretty simple word and then get arsey if I don't leave a three second gap between each letter. I don't know if I'm privileged because I've always been good at reading, but a lot of the words she asks about are spelled as they sound.
>> No. 444407 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 7:24 pm
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>>444393
>being drawn to post on a board like this are mostly only going to apply to (at least socially) middle class people anyway.

The middle class aren't all reclusive shut-ins so your theory collapses. Most of us are just here because we spent too much time on the internet in the 00s which fucked us up but also as a by-product instilled passable typing and reading skills.

Internet communities used to be so unforgiving on poor spelling and grammar for the same reason letters are formal; it would to take time to get responses and anyone that didn't respect that formality could be dismissed as noobs. Even the process of accessing the internet was time-consuming as switching on your computer would involve making a brew while it booted up, there was simply no excuse not to take your time editing. Just as there is still no excuse on here - much as purple has tried to casualise the site by removing the delete function.

People these day though, they all post on their mobile phones to that Twitter and Instagram with instant gratification. You see it on otherplace as well where increasingly people don't capitalise 'I' and even 10 years back they would type 'TFW' which immediately marked a linguistic divide between it and other chans.
>> No. 444409 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 7:40 pm
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>>444407
>purple has tried to casualise the site by removing the delete function.

"It's not a bug; it's a feature."

>even 10 years back they would type 'TFW' which immediately marked a linguistic divide between it and other chans.

That only came about because of the mods on /sp/ blocking >my face when [an American was fat near me], which led to >I AM A DRIBBLING COCK to get around it.
>> No. 444410 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 8:12 pm
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>>444409
>I AM A DRIBBLING COCK
Is this is a word filter again? As I understand it, and I understand it pretty well if it's /sp/, they used to translate it into Spanish, resulting in >mi cara cuando
>> No. 444411 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 8:17 pm
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>>444410
Only on /b/, quite an old one.
>> No. 444414 Anonymous
10th June 2021
Thursday 11:37 pm
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>>444389
Hah is that the line now. It was written in total sincerity.
>> No. 444417 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 1:10 am
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I don't think so. This website is elitist and given the state of every other imageboard I think that's fine. The site's not even particularly robust in its elitism either, if it were I would have been perma-banned back when Nick Clegg was just a humble apologist for Tory selfishness, as opposed to the Devil's gimp himself.

>>444405
On the other hand there are the ones from people who blew their brains on MDMA in 1990 screaming into the void about how they "just want to go back!". It's horrible.
>> No. 444418 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 5:39 am
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>>444417
>The site's not even particularly robust in its elitism either

I've always thought this image sums up Britfa very well.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 444420 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 6:58 am
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>>444418

The deep down the mods agreed which is why I once got a very long ban for posting it.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 444423 Anonymous ## Mod ##
11th June 2021
Friday 9:34 am
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>>444420

no it cant
>> No. 444424 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 9:42 am
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>>444423
I've always seen permabans as more of a statement than a ban, though a 2 or 3 day ban feels rude to evade.
>> No. 444425 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 9:43 am
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#modbantz
#legendary
#justanotherdayonbritfags
#livingmybestlife

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 444428 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 9:57 am
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>(A good day to you Sir!)

While we're on the subject of proper grammar, should there be a comma after you?
>> No. 444438 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:51 pm
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>>444428
I've long thought this but never had the guts to say it. I'll make sure someone tells your story after they come for you.
>> No. 444439 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 12:52 pm
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Mods, please, chill out. Who am I going to have my weekend cunt off with if you ban everyone?
>> No. 444441 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 1:04 pm
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>>444439
You'll have to argue with yourself in the mirror.

If the power crazed mods do ban everyone I guess this means revengelad was right all along.
>> No. 444444 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 1:31 pm
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>>444380
>someones
We're obviously not that elitist.

Also, three bans? They've literally banned everyone who posts here.
>> No. 444450 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 2:46 pm
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>>444444
Fucking get.
>> No. 444451 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 2:54 pm
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>>444450

I would have used "jammy sod", but okay.
>> No. 444452 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 3:02 pm
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I quite like the influx of lower tier threads contributed lately. Something for us instant-gratification lot who fell through the cracks of education. Some of the comments are a bit too much, which obviously requires moderation, but it's nice to have a breath of fresh air clear off some of that stuffy old dust. We're british too, init.
>> No. 444458 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 3:58 pm
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>>444452
Sillier threads are definitely nice to have around. Massive debates are nice when you get in on the ground floor, but after three days of people hurling PhD theses at one another you can't really hope to catch up, let alone join in, if for some insane reason you wanted to.
>> No. 444459 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 5:09 pm
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>>444452
I'm bringing back the good times. I was looking for something in the archive and what I found was that we were having regular weekend threads back in the likes of 2011, the difference was that we were still having loads of other threads at the same time.

Fuck it, lads. This is the future. Start your own threads when you can rather than lumping it into the generals.
>> No. 444460 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 5:46 pm
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On the one hand, I hold spelling and grammar dear to my heart. On the other hand, I know how arbitrary it all is and how flawed written English is. We should just spell everything phonetically. Properly, we should use grammar to describe how real language is used, not to dictate the proper way to use it.

It is classist, since command of language and literacy has always been used as a tool of class rule. And it is ableist, since some people can't maintain as high a standard of literacy as others thanks to some condition, which is a problem since money and power can be acquired more to those who command a better ability with 'proper' English.

OP's image is typical of a doomed approach towards bringing positive change by being technically correct but irritating people by not explaining anything. Explanation is the important thing, otherwise it's all just pointless the shipping forecast.
>> No. 444462 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 6:06 pm
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>>444460
>OP's image is typical of a doomed approach towards bringing positive change by being technically correct but irritating people by not explaining anything. Explanation is the important thing, otherwise it's all just pointless the shipping forecast.

Most of the responses to the image were from spackers saying they prefer it when people correct their spelling and grammar because they'd rather learn and stop making those mistakes in the future.
>> No. 444463 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 6:43 pm
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>>444459
Yeah, it's good having this random imaginative shit, even if it's low effort. I miss the glory days where it wasn't just generals. /zoo/ was actually interesting, and very aptly named.
>> No. 444470 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 8:56 pm
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>>444460

>It is classist, since command of language and literacy has always been used as a tool of class rule.

I would say it has been more a tool of class distinction. Whether you like it or not, proper spelling or lack thereof almost unmistakably signifies you as a member of a particular social class. It is rare that somebody from the upper middle class or upper class makes the same kind of spelling mistakes and with similar frequency as somebody who grew up on the rough side of North London.


> And it is ableist, since some people can't maintain as high a standard of literacy as others thanks to some condition

While I don't think your wrong, I believe that seven times out of ten, people are just plain lazy and/or never tried hard to master proper spelling. Expecting somebody who is capable to make an effort isn't necessarily the same as mocking somebody for their innate inability.
>> No. 444471 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 9:16 pm
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>>444470

>your

Tut tut.
>> No. 444472 Anonymous
11th June 2021
Friday 9:21 pm
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>>444471

Well done, you. You've found a spelling mistake.

Now go outside and play with it.
>> No. 444476 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 12:29 am
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>>444472
Maybe you'd find your sense of humour if you joined them.

>>444470
>Whether you like it or not, proper spelling or lack thereof almost unmistakably signifies you as a member of a particular social class

'Whether you like it or not' is not an argument. Do you have proof, or even indication, beyond your opinion?
>> No. 444480 Anonymous
12th June 2021
Saturday 10:19 am
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>>444476

> Do you have proof, or even indication, beyond your opinion?

You haven't spent much time on .gs, have you.

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