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I have gotten used to this forum at last

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Erin_Rhys, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Erin_Rhys

    Erin_Rhys Occasional commenter

    At last I think I have worked things out - how to download files, post a cute pictures, and work most things in the profile page. My one gripe is the color scheme - a little bit too white, but I can live with it.
  2. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Could you use correct English please? Start with "gotten", move on to "color". I can't live with those.
  3. Erin_Rhys

    Erin_Rhys Occasional commenter

    I am using correct English. Just not your British English. I'm afraid you'll have to live with it.
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  4. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    It is an English site. But in the spirit of your interference I give you one finger instead of the traditional two.
  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    A British site but not a United Kingdom site.
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  6. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Gotten is arguably a more correct form of English. We have jettisoned it but American English has held on to it.
  7. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Color is an example of standardised spelling. It makes sense to most - especially learners of English.
  8. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  9. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    You are using a British website, we use the Queen's English not some form of English spoken in another part of the world!
  10. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    I find that many 'amercanisms' are actually older, even archaic, english. My favourite is:


    When living in the USA, when I said that I came from England, one person said, ''You speak very good english for a foreigner!''
    aspensquiver, irs1054 and kibosh like this.
  11. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Hey, hey, back off all of you!

    Well not all of you, but those of you who are objecting to American English on the grounds that this is a British site!

    Come on folks, what's gotten into you today? ;)

    As Rosaline says:


    • Try not to criticise another user's grammar or spelling.
    Don't think you are trying hard enough!

    ;) ;)

    Best wishes

  12. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    How droll.
  13. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Well done, it's only a day since you joined.
  14. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Obviously a quick learner!
  15. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Not entirely.

    Prince Charles is even less so. He’s one sixteenth Scottish, two sixteenths Greek, three sixteenths Danish, 7 sixteenths German and a pitiful three sixteenths English.
  16. Erin_Rhys

    Erin_Rhys Occasional commenter

    I think I must be a quick learner since Dutch is my first language. You British are so funny sometimes.
  17. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    They did try to use this wording originally in the UK but people were just confused by it.

    Today Americans walk on 'sidewalks' and the British walk on 'pavements' but back in the 1700s the British used to walk on 'sidewalks'.
    aspensquiver and cissy3 like this.
  18. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Welcome @Erin_Rhys

    I hope you enjoy posting on our lovely fora!

    [as someone who has a terrible grasp of his native tongue I'm not going to throw any aspersions on your English... far better than my Dutch!]
  19. NaughtyRudolph

    NaughtyRudolph New commenter

    I thought teachers were meant to be inclusive???
    Santa won't visit if you are unkind to others. ;)
  20. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    You mean "rejoined".

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