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Re: USAGE: No rants! (USAGE: di"f"thong)

From:Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 13:03
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> On 30/05/06, Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...> wrote: > ... > > This is already fairly common with product names. Advertising and > > marketing people seem to love using things like "kwik", > "rite", "tite", > > "thru", "tuff", etc. when thinking up names for their warez. > > Not warez I hope! I think those are usually named things like > "Micr0s0ft 0ffic3 2003 (crax0red)".
Yes, the techie crowd seems to like playing games too with words like "warez", "byte", "nybble", etc.
> > But then again, what would happen to "there", "their" and "they're"? > > The fact that there misspelt so often without significant impediment > to understanding suggests to me that their candidates for respelling. > And once wear all used to spelling them the same, the fact that their > spelt the same will be even less of an impediment to understand then > it is now.
I can see "there" and "their" being spelled (or spelt) the same but "they're" will lose its indicator as a contraction. Maybe we could have something like "dher" and "dhe'r" ("dhey" + "ar")? ------------------------------ dejnx nxtxr / Dana Nutter LI SASXSEK LATIS.