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Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:56 pm

It's not spelt like that and you know it. It's not the same as your colloquial speech way of writing either. Yoo mit az wowl go thuh hol hog then and spow evreetheng fonetiklee. gord luk with that.

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Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

Post by henry quirk » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:30 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:56 pm
It's not spelt like that and you know it. It's not the same as your colloquial speech way of writing either. Yoo mit az wowl go thuh hol hog then and spow evreetheng fonetiklee. gord luk with that.
yeah, I don't care, veg

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Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

Post by Immanuel Can » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:23 am

henry quirk wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:30 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:56 pm
It's not spelt like that and you know it. It's not the same as your colloquial speech way of writing either. Yoo mit az wowl go thuh hol hog then and spow evreetheng fonetiklee. gord luk with that.
yeah, I don't care, veg
Waw. Vegeez got hiz panteez in a bunch.

Hee nids too chil. :wink:

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Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

Post by attofishpi » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:41 am

henry quirk wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:07 am
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:31 am
Speech and spelling are two different things.
And I knew someon would dig up 'Merriam Webster' and other American sites :roll:

I've noticed that educated Americans tend to put 's' on the end.
I didn't dig up anything. I googled toward vs toward and took the first three links, read 'em, found they agreed, then posted 'em in-thread.

If you care to, you can search as well and find sites that support your prejudice/preference.

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atto, in dialog, the choice of toward or towards ought to be dictated by the character (background); in your narrative bits, pick one or the other and stick with it throughout.
Thanks Henry. I wrote the novel in 'American English' as the US readers were my target audience - sorry Veg!

I guess that means I should change all the 'towards' to 'toward' - I have to admit in agreement with Veg - I'd prefer the use of towards. Mmm what to do!

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Re: My novel:- Alpha Two

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:49 am

attofishpi wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:41 am
henry quirk wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:07 am
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:31 am
Speech and spelling are two different things.
And I knew someon would dig up 'Merriam Webster' and other American sites :roll:

I've noticed that educated Americans tend to put 's' on the end.
I didn't dig up anything. I googled toward vs toward and took the first three links, read 'em, found they agreed, then posted 'em in-thread.

If you care to, you can search as well and find sites that support your prejudice/preference.

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atto, in dialog, the choice of toward or towards ought to be dictated by the character (background); in your narrative bits, pick one or the other and stick with it throughout.
Thanks Henry. I wrote the novel in 'American English' as the US readers were my target audience - sorry Veg!

I guess that means I should change all the 'towards' to 'toward' - I have to admit in agreement with Veg - I'd prefer the use of towards. Mmm what to do!
Properly educated Americans say 'towards'. You don't have to 'dumb down' for morons, fish pie. No one is going to get annoyed by 'towards', but plenty will get pissed off by 'toward'. There's no such thing as 'American English'.

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"plenty will get pissed off by 'toward'"

Post by henry quirk » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 am

Nah, just persnickety folks with too much goddamned time on their hands.

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"Mmm what to do!"

atto, it's your book: do what you think is best.

If it goes anywhere, if a publisher picks it up, you'll negotiate with their style meisters: till then , you do it as your preferences dictate.

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Re: "plenty will get pissed off by 'toward'"

Post by attofishpi » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:53 am

henry quirk wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 am
Nah, just persnickety folks with too much goddamned time on their hands.

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"Mmm what to do!"

atto, it's your book: do what you think is best.

If it goes anywhere, if a publisher picks it up, you'll negotiate with their style meisters: till then , you do it as your preferences dictate.
Yes, towards it is.

I'm actually thinking of releasing it for free via my website and setting up a review system there. Cyberpunks don't like to pay for anything! - might set up a donation link there though for anyone that enjoyed it and are feeling charitable. :)

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Re: "plenty will get pissed off by 'toward'"

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:54 am

attofishpi wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:53 am
henry quirk wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 am
Nah, just persnickety folks with too much goddamned time on their hands.

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"Mmm what to do!"

atto, it's your book: do what you think is best.

If it goes anywhere, if a publisher picks it up, you'll negotiate with their style meisters: till then , you do it as your preferences dictate.
Yes, towards it is.
I'll read it if you do that :)

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Re: "plenty will get pissed off by 'toward'"

Post by attofishpi » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:04 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:54 am
attofishpi wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:53 am
henry quirk wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:25 am
Nah, just persnickety folks with too much goddamned time on their hands.

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"Mmm what to do!"

atto, it's your book: do what you think is best.

If it goes anywhere, if a publisher picks it up, you'll negotiate with their style meisters: till then , you do it as your preferences dictate.
Yes, towards it is.
I'll read it if you do that :)
Happy days! Yes, Amazon are tossers - i'll let you know when I've set it up for download - PDF likely. I'm busy with my paintings atm, but have written about 6000 words for a sequel.

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