I'm Headed for a Poo

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Knoyleo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:36 pm

Fade wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Fade wrote:
Sandy wrote:
Fade wrote:But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

If people just used it in casual conversation I wouldn't be too bothered, it's the fact it gets used in journalism all the time


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'Having a heading or course' is present tense, so saying 'is headed' is fine according to this definition.

That's a definition from an American website though :dread:

Does that page not lost it as the past tense of heading at all?


Is Cambridge good enough?

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... ish/headed

I officially strawberry floating hate English :fp:

Fade is walked towards a bridge so he can jump off of it.

*jumped

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Vermilion » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:01 pm

Yubel wrote:My personal pet peeve these days is "tho". strawberry floating stop.


It can be difficult to do that tho, especially when texting.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Fade » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:31 pm

Knoyleo wrote:
Fade wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Fade wrote:
Sandy wrote:
Fade wrote:But "is" is present tense and "headed" is past tense.

They're not interchangeable. You don't say "Dave is drived to the pub"

I know language changes, I'm not one of those weird purists, but this particular thing just doesn't make any sense to me.

If people just used it in casual conversation I wouldn't be too bothered, it's the fact it gets used in journalism all the time


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'Having a heading or course' is present tense, so saying 'is headed' is fine according to this definition.

That's a definition from an American website though :dread:

Does that page not lost it as the past tense of heading at all?


Is Cambridge good enough?

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... ish/headed

I officially strawberry floating hate English :fp:

Fade is walked towards a bridge so he can jump off of it.

*jumped

No because I was using walked in the current tense you see.

Makes perfect sense

:roll:

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by RJ Badman » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:17 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:I headed to tescos to shop some legos


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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Rocsteady » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 pm

Yubel wrote:My personal pet peeve these days is "tho". strawberry floating stop.

It's quicker

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by RJ Badman » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:24 pm

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Skarjo » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:29 am

It's funny how the proving ground of late 90's text limits created all these shortcuts and abbreviations, most of which died as soon as character limits were lifted, and some stuck around to become part of common chat.

Like, no one still uses '2' to mean 'to' or 'too' (I think it still has some limited application in place of 'two'), but 'u' and 'tho' have stuck around in a lot of places.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Jenuall » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:20 pm

Twitter picked up the baton of limited character language abuse which is why a lot of it has stuck around. :dread:

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:16 pm

Skarjo wrote:It's funny how the proving ground of late 90's text limits created all these shortcuts and abbreviations, most of which died as soon as character limits were lifted, and some stuck around to become part of common chat.

Like, no one still uses '2' to mean 'to' or 'too'


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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Karl_ » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:24 pm

I don't feel like I often get annoyed by how anyone else speaks or writes. It can be a bit tiring if someone's writing requires a lot of effort to decode, like extreme txtspk (or just being very bad at spelling) sometimes does. But Americanisms, common abbreviations, slang, and accents don't really bother me.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Sandy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:35 pm

Karl_ wrote:accents don't really bother me.


Even scouse?

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Moggy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:40 pm

Sandy wrote:
Karl_ wrote:accents don't really bother me.


Even scouse?


The exception that proves the rule.

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PostRe: I'm Headed for a Poo
by Mafro » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:41 pm

Karl_ wrote:I don't feel like I often get annoyed by how anyone else speaks or writes. It can be a bit tiring if someone's writing requires a lot of effort to decode, like extreme txtspk (or just being very bad at spelling) sometimes does. But Americanisms, common abbreviations, slang, and accents don't really bother me.


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