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People Who Put Roll-Eyes Smilies On All Their Posts

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If anyone who does it answers, perhaps knowing why you do it might help....

I tend to do it a lot on Sheffield Forum, simply because the pitifully low level of understanding about basic economic concepts and current affairs drives me to bloomin' distraction.

On HPC I stand on the shoulders of giants, on Sheffield Forum, I am the giant (yeah, I know, frightening isn't it?).

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I thought that one was strictly reserved for threads involving Merryn Somerset Webb :lol:

...two's company threes a crowd. :wacko:

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Curious to know if I'm the only person irritated by this.

To me, it makes them come across as smug and ultimately very stupid.

Or am I just bad-tempered today?

:rolleyes:

If anyone who does it answers, perhaps knowing why you do it might help....

3 posters with the same right whinge agenda, all use an emoticon at the end of all their posts, can you guess who they are*?

We have :rolleyes:;) and :blink:

* and which political party they work for....

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Historically a Labour Stronghold?

Oddly yes.

I think the real problem is that what economic news they get is from the newspapers and TV news, which I find to be very shallow compared to what's available on the internet.

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it's possible to take this place too seriously.

like worrying about post-counts

might be a sign for you to knock forums on the head for a while.

:rolleyes:

This is an example of how a smiley can be deployed to highlight poor English - in a more than slightly knobbish manner.

Edited by Soon Not a Chain Retailer

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it's possible to take this place too seriously.

like worrying about post-counts

might be a sign for you to knock forums on the head for a while.

:rolleyes:

This is an example of how a smiley can be deployed to highlight poor English - in a more than slightly knobbish manner.

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/forum

Spelling help

The plural of forum is usually spelled forums; the plural fora (as in the original Latin) is chiefly used when talking about a public square in an ancient Roman city.

:rolleyes:

(sample use of smiley to scorn spelling/grammar-correction fails)

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http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/forum

Spelling help

The plural of forum is usually spelled forums; the plural fora (as in the original Latin) is chiefly used when talking about a public square in an ancient Roman city.

:rolleyes:

(sample use of smiley to scorn spelling/grammar-correction fails)

I think you'll have needed an American-English site to find this datums. :rolleyes:

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Like that. I saw a Darth Vader one once.

Did you used to cruise the Gents of the Death Star, or something?

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I think you'll have needed an American-English site to find this datums. :rolleyes:

no way josé! check the link, oxford english dictionary.

i must admit "fora" used as plural of forum is one of my pet hates. just sounds plain wrong.

as well as being wrong.

consider yourself scorned.

:rolleyes:

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no way josé! check the link, oxford english dictionary.

i must admit "fora" used as plural of forum is one of my pet hates. just sounds plain wrong.

as well as being wrong.

consider yourself scorned.

:rolleyes:

Poor Latin really.

Always a red flag for how expensive someone's education was.

Another one is people who use disinterested correctly, instead of thinking it means uninterested, they will have had an expensive proper education.

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Poor Latin really.

Always a red flag for how expensive someone's education was.

Another one is people who use disinterested correctly, instead of thinking it means uninterested, they will have had an expensive proper education.

we agree about "disinterested", that bugs me too.

but english isn't latin and "fora" isn't the english plural of "forum" for the purposes of describing internet discussion groups.

my (grammar school) education was cheap -- well free actually -- but i did get o-levels in latin, greek and english.

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we agree about "disinterested", that bugs me too.

but english isn't latin and "fora" isn't the english plural of "forum" for the purposes of describing internet discussion groups.

my (grammar school) education was cheap -- well free actually -- but i did get o-levels in latin, greek and english.

I can see now that this new mediums for datums has created an agendums for a consistent Latin plural rules change.

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