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Martin
February 9th, 2003, 19:10
I received this e-mail today from a guy named Sukhjinder Sidhu, I will keep his e-mail address secret:

"Dear Mr. Nathell,

I am writing to you in regards to what can only be interpreted as an insult to the masses of English speakers around the world. On EmuTalk.net you refer to a 'Quiz Center', which I feel is inappropriately used on a website visited more by people from the European Union and other countries (such as Australia, Canada) which teach and use a form of British English (commonly known as English).

On a previous such occasion, I managed to overturn the mass idiocy that is the American shorthand date system (MM/DD/YYYY instead of DD/MM/YYYY), and I hope you will agree with what I have to say.

I am suggesting that we either change it to 'Quiz Centre' or 'Quiz Central' in order to allow the large chunk of site visitors to feel more comfortable with the language in use.

I hope you find my suggestions to your liking.

Yours sincerely,

Sukhjinder Sidhu"

What's your opinion on this matter? Perhaps this Sukhjinder will step out of the shadows and reveal who he is? Thanks for your input.

Sukh
February 9th, 2003, 19:12
Heh, carry on pretending I didn't batter you with people wanting to change it to Centre in IRC :D

Falcon4ever
February 9th, 2003, 19:21
Bah that Sukh's

Anywayz who cares

->No.

Sukh
February 9th, 2003, 19:28
bah, blink 182 my ass.

AlphaWolf
February 9th, 2003, 19:31
that comment combined with your avatar reminds me of terrance and phillip :happy:

dixon
February 9th, 2003, 19:40
Anything to piss off American Fanboyz ;)

But I agreed with Sukh on something :baaa: :blush: Gonna have to go slit my wrists, latta.

AlphaWolf
February 9th, 2003, 19:43
/me realy doesn't care how its spelt.

The english language in all of its forms is overly complicated. IMO its all about what you can understand, nevermind being proper.

Besides, I probably know the language in more detail than all of you :P

Malcolm
February 9th, 2003, 23:09
Do be honest, it really doesn't matter very much at all. I picked 'yes' solely because I am Canadian

/me holds up his bottle of Molson Canadian

aprentice
February 9th, 2003, 23:25
I think Sukh has too much time on his hands and needs to get a social life :P Center or Centre, same **** imo. Also how does DD/MM/YYYY make more sense than MM/DD/YYYY? Its a matter of preference. Conclusion: Sukh is british indian full of himself. I rest my case with the closing line, Who gives a ****? :P

Sukh
February 10th, 2003, 00:11
Well, say for example, when you have 23% as a fraction, you don't write 100/23 do you? you write 23/100, i.e. what is most significant for most purposes - the date.

Also it goes up in steps, i.e. 7 days in a week, 12 months in a year.....

:D

ra5555
February 10th, 2003, 00:29
Originally posted by Sukh
i.e. 7 days in a month, 12 months in a year.....

so there are what? 7*12=84 days in a year? :P

I agree with you, sukh. Although I don't really care that much, but I still would like to see a change because I am an Aussie-Canadian. :)

Gent
February 10th, 2003, 01:03
Then Call It "Quiz Zone" & be done with it :happy:

It really does not matter how it is spelt.
Who ever visits the Board are incouraged to write in English.

But then again there are 2 English langs to choose from.

1) English.
2) American English.

although most use the 3rd "IRC English" :P
& who knows wtf that's all about lmao

aprentice
February 10th, 2003, 01:19
Originally posted by Sukh
Well, say for example, when you have 23% as a fraction, you don't write 100/23 do you? you write 23/100, i.e. what is most significant for most purposes - the date.

This example isnt sufficient, its like apples and oranges.


Also it goes up in steps, i.e. 7 days in a month, 12 months in a year..... [/B]

I have to disagree with you there, 7 days a week.

AlphaWolf
February 10th, 2003, 01:57
Originally posted by The Gentleman
Then Call It "Quiz Zone" & be done with it :happy:

It really does not matter how it is spelt.
Who ever visits the Board are incouraged to write in English.

But then again there are 2 English langs to choose from.

1) English.
2) American English.

although most use the 3rd "IRC English" :P
& who knows wtf that's all about lmao

Well, by that third one, I assume you mean 'Net english. But then you can't forget that theres also aussie english, canadian english, and redneck :)

So far as dates, like I told Sukh earlier on IRC, the US Army formats shorthand dates like 09Feb2003. You can't even confuse that if your drunk and on heroin all at the same time. Thats why I use it :)

Malcolm
February 10th, 2003, 03:02
no one commented on my bubba

/me sobs

jegHegy
February 10th, 2003, 13:45
that guy needs to get a life. what the HELL does it matter how it's spelled if everyone can understand it? if some people can't understand it because of two letters swapped, shoot them.

nyaa

Sukh
February 10th, 2003, 18:27
It's the principle you fool.

radTube
February 10th, 2003, 19:05
Originally posted by Sukh
It's the principle you fool.

You're probably the kind of guy that never crosses a street without looking both ways and always remembers to close the toilet lid. It's all about the principles isn't it? :getlost: Relax and look for something _important_ to nag about.

Sukh
February 10th, 2003, 19:14
I don't know about you, but I've been brought up to look both ways before I cross the road. You see, if it's two way traffic and you look only one way and walk into the road, you're prone to get hit by moving traffic.

And I'll nag about whatever I wish.

2fast4u
February 10th, 2003, 19:53
Originally posted by Sukh

And I'll nag about whatever I wish.

lol ph33r teh 1337 sukh :P :happy:

Sukh
February 10th, 2003, 19:55
PH33R the changed spelling! Har Har!