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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    Phones sound better when they ring, the ones that just "r" can be confusing.
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    English is an evolving language.
    That's not an excuse for using it badly
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    Evolving or not I don't see the need to add BS made up words and slang to the dictionary just because they get used a lot.
    Like the Americans adding "sticktoitiveness" because their president didn't know one of the already existing words (tenacity, perseverance, etc)

    As to the original post, must be outside my circles as none of that sounds like common usage to me.
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    "gotten" pees me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenj View Post
    "gotten" pees me off.

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    It shouldn't really, firstly 'gotten' has an honourable history going back to Middle English, secondly the Americans use that word and 'got' in a subtly different ways that English English does not have. So in that sense American English has a richer meaning:
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    That's not an excuse for using it badly
    Of course it is. We use the language as we understand it. Blaming poor use of our language is just being pretentious.
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    It's how English people speak, i.e politely, rudely, or plain out loud swearing, it what we should really contend with; or perhaps the different English UK tones/dialects (Think actor mates Michael Caine and the late Roger Moore - both from London, but their dialects are vastly different). Never mind too much about new urbanized English, adapted, or what ever you call it - mods to English will arise or evolve. We all can't all be prim and proper (unless job professionalism requires it), as we might have learnt at school way back
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Of course it is. We use the language as we understand it. Blaming poor use of our language is just being pretentious.
    Oh don't you mean:

    Yeah bro, We use da talk as we like understand dat ****., Blamin' like poor use our way is like bein' pretentious.
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    Default Re: Dropping the "ing"

    You forgot 15 "You knows . . . "
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Phones sound better when they ring, the ones that just "r" can be confusing.
    That's a pirate phone, "Argh, argh."
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