Frightening on many levels

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Norton, Jun 18, 2004.

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  1. joe sixpack

    joe sixpack Member

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    Hey, in another century or so this person's letter could look absolutely brilliant.
    It's all relative.

    cheers, ab
     
  2. White Horseradish

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    I would support the contention that this is not a native English speaker. True, I have met (and unfortunately worked under) some pretty atrocious spellers born and bred in US of A, but the pattern here does not fit. Native speaker's assault and battery on the language may be of this severity, but it will be in a different style.

    In fact, this reminds me of an essay written by a classmate I have read during the brief time I spent in college. His grammar, syntax and spelling were very close to this. The subject was even better. He had this theory that famous men with moustaches were generally evil, like Hitler and Stalin. Famous men with beards were good. For some reason he thought Einstein had a beard, even though he mentioned he had a poster of him on the wall. How that guy ever made it into English 101 is beyond me. He was Chinese.

    I would attribute things like this to just-off-the-boat confusion. I also have a feeling that a well-meaning hippie teacher had a hand in creating the tossed salad between the kid's ears. I bet given 15 minutes I could make him see the light.
     
  3. Linux&Gun Guy

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    Man that kid must hate reloader! One year per bullet; and some of you guys have thousands of them!
     
  4. Daemon688

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    If that is a high school student.....they sure don't have much of a future.
     
  5. White Horseradish

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    There used to be a post here. It was in the wrong place.


    I oughta be more careful...
     
  6. wasrjoe

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    Hehehe, I think people only read the first post if there are more than a single page of replies.
     
  7. White Horseradish

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    Now that you said that, I did go and read the entire thread. It turned out to be not the thread I thought it was. I was actually thinking of the other stupid letter posted recently. :rolleyes:
     
  8. glocksman

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    I think some of you may be overlooking the possibility that this letter was deliberately written in such an illogical manner by an ESL student as an act of protest against being coerced into writing a missive such as this by a teacher.

    God knows if I'd had to suck up to a teacher in school for a 'must have' passing grade and she wanted me to express support for BS such as this, I would have written the most illiterate, misspelled, error-ridden letter I could. :D
     
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