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Old 25.11.2011, 22:06
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"This following 8 users would like to thank swis for this useful post:"

I thought we were supposed to use English on englishforum.ch ;-)
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Old 25.11.2011, 22:16
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Re: English on english forum

We are, but some of us are non-native speakers, some write American English, some make up their English as they go along, some don't realise that what they are writing is txtspk, some are dyslexic, some are poor spellers, some are lazy and some, like me, often hit the 'send' button before checking the text through.

My advantage is that I usually see most of my mistakes and have editing rights, so I can correct mine. Most people whose posts you read, probably can't.

Of course, being pedantic I would say that if you write english forum as two words, then it looks better as English Forum.
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Old 25.11.2011, 22:18
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Re: English on english forum

I think the OP is talking about the attached and not the english of the 'users'
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Old 25.11.2011, 22:44
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Re: English on english forum

So funny. I never noticed that! Thankfully it's not called "The Proper English Forum".
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Old 25.11.2011, 22:46
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Re: English on english forum

wow I never noticed that before either. I always read it as "The following X users would like to thank Y"
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Old 25.11.2011, 22:51
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wow I never noticed that before either. I always read it as "The following X users would like to thank Y"
that's on the groans.
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Old 25.11.2011, 23:24
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Re: English on english forum

Really odd - I usually notice things like that. I suppose most of us just look at the names and ignore the rest of the text. Ah well, we live and learn.
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Old 25.11.2011, 23:27
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Re: English on english forum

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I think the OP is talking about the attached and not the english of the 'users'
maybe it is late but I had to read that a few times...
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Old 25.11.2011, 23:31
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Re: English on english forum

.....!!!

I swear I read that 20 times before I finally realized what everyone hadn't noticed before..!

Now where's my nose...?
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Old 25.11.2011, 23:35
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Re: English on english forum

I noticed it was wrong in the first post but it didn't occur to me for a second that that was the actual text which appears under our posts. I thought it was a sort of cut and paste from someone else's post. Perhaps if the names of the eight posters had been left in the quote I would have twigged earlier - no guarantee though.

Ah well, maybe we should all go off to bed and come back in the morning fresh and bright ready to notice all typos instantly.
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Old 25.11.2011, 23:35
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.....!!!

I swear I read that 20 times before I finally realized what everyone hadn't noticed before..!

Now where's my nose...?
taht si bceuase yuo see whta yuo epxcet ot see!!
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Re: English on english forum

duh - took me a couple of minutes to 'twig'
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Old 26.11.2011, 01:38
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Re: English on english forum

It is correct for a single users thanks:

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but the automated changes for multiple thanks This doesn't change to The, when following is added and user becomes plural with an s:

This following 5 users would like to thank Nickers for this useful post: adrianlondon, Angela-74, anowheels, KeinFranzösisch, miniMia

..... just a glitch in the software.
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Re: English on english forum

I have read and read it and waited 5 minutes, I still dont get it
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maybe it is late but I had to read that a few times...
I did too!
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So funny. I never noticed that! Thankfully it's not called "The Proper English Forum".
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wow I never noticed that before either. I always read it as "The following X users would like to thank Y"
LOL! I never noticed that before either! I just see the "th" and my mind fills in the rest of the word and then I read the names. Hahah! Funny thread!
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Old 26.11.2011, 11:10
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Re: English on english forum

I noticed this a while back but it didn't particularly disturb me. I'm pretty sure that something changed -- 'twas not always so! And as Ouchboy pointed out, the grammar is (still) correct for multiple groans: "The following 3 users ..."

Editor Bob, are you there? A simple tweak, please.
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Old 26.11.2011, 11:33
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Re: English on english forum

Haha, i read that over and over trying to work out what was wrong. Its amazing how the human brain works sometimes, you only see what you think you see
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Old 26.11.2011, 13:41
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Re: English on english forum

I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for it to be fixed.
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Old 26.11.2011, 14:14
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Re: English on english forum

I noticed it a long time ago, but I'm not a native speaker so I thought: oh, well, what do I know? Maybe this is a special forum lingo I am not familiar with.
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