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Plain English is best English?

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Re: Plain English is best English?

Jul 19, 2013
Uh, naw dawg. Swag w/ me homies 'cause a yolo. Just kidding, I didn't even read it yet so I have no idea if this is even relevant.
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rengle598 wrote:
Uh, naw dawg. Swag w/ me homies 'cause a yolo. Just kidding, I didn't even read it yet so I have no idea if this is even relevant.

Yes.  Things need to be made simple for readers to exist in most cases.  You can grade everything people say here with a general

point of accuracy by using this:  http://www.read-able.com/

 

The majority of things people say here rate around the 70-80 mark I believe; although I intend to get more solid figures.

What you just said rates at about a grade level of three target; meaning that most 9 year olds will understand your point.

This writing for instance has a grade level target of roughly seven; entailing that most 13 year old mindsets can understand it.

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It will never happen cause of all the ghetto hoodlums spreading their ebonix around yelling YOLO SWAGG 420 BICH!!

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It will never happen cause of all the ghetto hoodlums spreading their ebonix around yelling YOLO SWAGG 420 BICH!!


What will never happen?  Also; the word you're looking for is ebonics.  

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I know. I was speaking ebonix... i figured you would have got that lol. Its not ebonics in ebonix land

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wegawhale wrote:

Nightwish_1990 wrote:

It will never happen cause of all the ghetto hoodlums spreading their ebonix around yelling YOLO SWAGG 420 BICH!!


What will never happen?  Also; the word you're looking for is ebonics.  


You know, that's not only outdated (making it inaccurate), it's obscenely short-sighted.  Truncated linguistic skills know no color. I've been to all four corners of the states more than once, and I can say this definitively from direct experience.

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Grindhead_Jim wrote:

wegawhale wrote:

Nightwish_1990 wrote:

It will never happen cause of all the ghetto hoodlums spreading their ebonix around yelling YOLO SWAGG 420 BICH!!


What will never happen?  Also; the word you're looking for is ebonics.  


You know, that's not only outdated (making it inaccurate), it's obscenely short-sighted.  Truncated linguistic skills know no color. I've been to all four corners of the states more than once, and I can say this definitively from direct experience.


 

Yeah I'm not advocating or agreeing with what he said; I'm simply fixing the misspelling.  I agree that his statement is relatively inaccurate.

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Good day ol' chap. I do encourage the use of propper grammar as much as possible.  Mmm yes... but I don't judge unless it is an obscene wall of text, or I read it and say "what?"

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As long as there's no numb3r5. Smiley Indifferent
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