|10-25-2010, 01:30 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Springfield, Illinois
Device: Droid Bionic, 1st Gen Kindle Fire. All Sony's Retired
Proposed Annual Mobile Read award
I believe Australia has the best, most 'poetic', and coolest slang. Pound for pound, they consistently fight outside of their weight class when it comes to the use of non Standard English in an informal setting.
I propose an annual award, 'The Slangy' (Name open to discussion) Where we recognize at least:
1) the country that has done the most to change the English language in a given year. (For good or evil)
2) The author whose recent works have generated new use of language.
3) A lifetime achievement award to an author (living or dead -except Shakespeare we got to draw th line somewhere) who has most altered the linguistic landscape.
It would not only be a fun exercise, but would possibly generate some traffic to mobile read, and raise awareness of the ebook community by the rest of the world. I don't see a downside.
Edit: For that matter, this could be extended to other major lingusitc groups.
Last edited by GlenBarrington; 10-25-2010 at 01:38 PM. Reason: I can't stop being brilliant!
|10-25-2010, 01:57 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: The Olympic Peninsula on the OTHER Washington! (the big green clean one on the west coast!)
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|10-25-2010, 03:33 PM||#3|
↓↓ Skirt!! Earrings!!
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Georgia, USA
Device: Acer netbook, JetBook Lite, Sony PRS-300, Kindle 2, Kindle Fire
|10-25-2010, 05:49 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Palm TX, CyBook Gen3
In the UK people have suddenly started answering a question with "So,...".
"What effect will the new product have on sales?"
"So, what we've found out is...."
"Can you tell us what's happening at the scene?"
"So, I'm just looking around me now..."
"What is 2 plus 2?"
It's horrible - are other English speaking nations similarly afflicted?
|10-25-2010, 06:11 PM||#5|
Beepbeep n beebeep, yeah!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, aka America's IceBox
Device: iThingie, KmkII, I miss Zelda!
We invented it in Wisconsin. Except that it originally was "Oh, yah!"
|10-29-2010, 02:22 AM||#7|
Rollin' with the punches
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony PRS-650, droid x, sad damaged 505
(ok, I have to admit I use "so" more often than I should... not sure why. Also, I overdo the ...)
|10-29-2010, 01:27 PM||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Woodstock, IL
Device: Kindle 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 S
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