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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:38 am
All you have to do is look at the le morte d'arthur or Shakespeare to see how terribly the British spell. :lol:

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:52 am
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All you have to do is look at the le morte d'arthur or Shakespeare to see how terribly the British spell. :lol:


Ah but Billy Wobblyspear was an artist who was adding new words to the language he just tried a few different looks to see which was best. :twisted:

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:27 pm
SuperShuki wrote:
All you have to do is look at the le morte d'arthur or Shakespeare to see how terribly the British spell. :lol:


I presume you are joking now? How did Hebrew look 500 years ago - I hear the Dead Sea Scrolls had terrible spelling.


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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:26 pm
First of all, the dead sea scrolls were written not 500 years ago, but 1900 years ago. And the spelling is exactly the same as in modern Hebrew. And the Dead Sea Scrolls contain parts from the Bible, which was written down far earlier.
Of course I'm joking. I was joking from the beginning. 8)

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:25 am
The 500 was for Shakespear. I know the DSS's are a bit older.....

Interesting that Hebrew hasn't changed, although I imagine the Greek and Aramaic sections have changed somewhat.


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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:46 pm
500 years ago, written English was still in the development stage. When the dead sea scrolls were written, written Hebrew had been in use for over a millenia.

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:04 pm
Odd how it didnt catch on like English has hey!

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:57 pm
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Odd how it didnt catch on like English has hey!


Not like English caught on, nor like the Greek of Alexander's time caught on, or the Latin of the Romans, or the Babylonian of the Babylonians, or the Egyptian of the Pharoahs . . .

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:18 pm
Here in The Netherlands we learn British English at school. I'm not sure if US spelling would be considered incorrect though. I try to avoid it, but sometimes the differences are subtle, especially when it's more about choice of words than about spelling. How many foreigners know which of "parking lot" and "car park" is UK English, and which is US English? And most scientific journals use US English I think, so I'll have to switch when writing papers for publication.

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:57 pm
More, current topics snerk.

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:08 am
Thanks, that really made my day :D

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:42 pm
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More, current topics snerk.

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:57 am
The snerkage continues.

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:53 am
What's a snerk?

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Post Re: snerk   Posted on: Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:13 am
A short laugh or sarcastic comment. I know it's rather colloquial Americana. Sorry.

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