Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford

Copied and pasted from my comment on LJSecret

Copied and pasted from my comment on ljsecret:
I keep seeing people start their comments with "DA" or "SA". I guess I am old and will get flamed for this 'secret' but, I have no idea what they are talking about! I know that 'Da' is Russian for 'Yes'. Does it have anything to do with that? What happened to the English language? It seems that people say "English" and mean one of "American" or "Internet-ish".


Okay, so, I do want to know what "DA" and "SA" stand for but the rest is pretty rhetorical…

In other rhetorical news, it makes me a little aggravated when people misuse "then" and "than" interchangeably. Yet another instance of "internet-ish", the bastardisation of "American" which is the bastardisation of English.

ETA: I have had three replies on LJSecret to which I have also replied. See here.
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