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Language of old!!

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Language of old!!

There are often "complaints" around this forum about the standard of language etc. used in it. But it got me wondering; If we could go back in time to say, Henry VIII and Anne Bolyne's time, would we have any difficulties understanding the English language of that time, or indeed vice-versa, would they have problems understanding us?
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Re: Language of old!!

In short "Yes"..... Let`s face it, You only need to go back to ten years, and the language used has changed so much, you need wikipedia on you  to understand what is going on. ! Cheesy Roll eyes
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Re: Language of old!!

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There are often "complaints" around this forum

One could wonder why Smiley
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OOOOoooooooops Cheesy  Grin  Grin  Grin  Grin
(sorry, petlew,  couldn`t resist! !)
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There are often "complaints"


Was today's deliberate mistake, just to see if anybody was paying attention!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Oh Yeah?          Roll eyes  Roll eyes
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In another topic petlew was honest, ----
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Agreed, I use the spell checker as advertised, but it's punctuation I like to check as well but, my biggest problem is missing out complete words occasionally
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Note the use of "occasionally" in the post, as opposed to "deliberately"  Cheesy
with reference to his response re-  missing out the word to see if anyone noticed!  Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Language of old!!

Perhaps petlew is occasionally deliberate.
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Very occasionally, but always 'onest guv!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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On the other hand, he could be " deliberately occasional" or deliberately obtuse  Grin Grin Grin
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Might be...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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...or acutely deliberate Lips are sealed
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But only sometimes acutely occasional  Cheesy
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Experience, though noon auctoritee
Were in this world, is right ynogh for me
To speke of wo that is in mariage;
For, lordynges, sith I twelve yeer was of age,
Thonked be God that is eterne on lyve,
Housbondes at chirche dore I have had fyve, --
If I so ofte myghte have ywedded bee, --
And alle were worthy men in hir degree.
But me was toold, certeyn, nat longe agoon is,
That sith that crist ne wente nevere but onis
The Wife of Bath's Tale - Geoff Chaucer
I'm sure that's clear enough for you - any questions?  Cool