It doesn't matter that we're not 'pronouncing' everything on here, MeatFarts (if that is your real name.) The level of informality we're using and the nature of the board indicates that this is a conversational type of dialogue. How else would you explain even your OWN post starting with 'Ah yes!' That's a casual and conversational exclamation if I ever heard one, used only in conversations. This is not even looking at your own puncutation mistakes.
So your own argument about 'responsibility of the author to construct proper sentences' is bunk, because you yourself are writing much closer to a conversational level of informality than any kind of other documentation, like technical English, etc.
I recommend you stay away from trying to analyze sociological or pragmatic linguistics when you obviously trying to talk above a level you're comfortable with, because you're making basically no sense.
Wow, human.. You're really on the ball here yourself.
Thank you for putting me so firmly in my place... nearly 1/2 a day after
I had not only explained that I'm well aware we are not bound by the conventions of formally written English around here (perhaps it was my usage of such impenetrably colloquial French that threw you off %)), BUT HAD ALREADY DISCOVERED FOR MYSELF THAT I WAS WRONG IN MY ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE USAGE OF THE DEFINITE ARTICLE UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.
Jerk. I'm not trying to "talk above a level" I'm comfortable with.. I'm quite comfortable 'talking' at this 'level', thank you very much. I AM a terrible writer though, make no mistake about that. Knowing this, I really do TRY to understand how it's done as best I can. Hence my inability to give up on this until the Jedi's excellent explanation backed up by The CMS set me straight.
This is not even looking at your own puncutation mistakes.
Good. I will not look at yours either in that case. Shit, I'll even ignore the typo.
GW: Tashen Boke [R/Me]; Rosti The Ninja [Mo/R]; Gort Grimley [W/Ne]This comment was edited on Sep 18, 12:34.
I'm not even angry. I'm being so sincere right now, even though you broke my heart and killed me.