March 5th, 2012

grammar

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".

/end_rant

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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tumblr works for me

Microblogging and/or daylogging over on my tumblr seems to be working a lot better for me than Twitter. Yes, sometimes I enter text that is shorter than 140 characters but often I can write something much longer than that. I could be doing this directly onto natdaylog I suppose, but the tumblr web interface is much better / less complex than the web interface for LJ in my opinion and so is more suited to this purpose. Tumblr also tweets my posts there to my natdaylog Twitter account and so they get scrobbled onto natdaylog as these Tweets/links at the end of each day. I only wish that LoudTwitter or Twitenesis still existed so that I could scrobble more than one Twitter account to this my permanent (and so central repository / archive) LJ account.