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Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:25:10 am »
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 12:42:56 am »
Activate here is some shitty third-party service. It is not a fortune 500 company.
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2018, 01:31:43 am »
The problem is you are using the wrong language. Look at the language drop-down:

United States - English
United States - English
United States - Spanish

You have to choose the correct "United States - English"  ;D

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2018, 01:37:58 am »
Wait...what is US Spanish as apposed to regular Spanish? ::)
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 01:57:22 am »
Wait...what is US Spanish as apposed to regular Spanish? ::)

Probably generally bastardised, misspelt, incorrectly pronounced and too many commas.  ;D
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2018, 01:57:50 am »
Activate here is some shitty third-party service. It is not a fortune 500 company.

Thanks for putting answer.   ;)

You might be half  right but Tech Data is a fortune 500 company

"PoweredBy Tech Data 2014 by Tech Data | All Rights Reserved "

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2018, 02:04:27 am »
Activate here is some shitty third-party service. It is not a fortune 500 company.

Thanks for putting answer.   ;)

You might be half  right but Tech Data is a fortune 500 company

"PoweredBy Tech Data 2014 by Tech Data | All Rights Reserved "

My scam email whiskers are twitching. Note it says "PoweredBy" and also the Tech Data link doesn't go anywhere.

Oh, and Fortune lists don't mean anything anymore ever since it became knowledge that Small Hands Trump faked conned his way on to one :)

What irks me about that is that one of the people he faked being shared my name!
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2018, 02:10:35 am »
Then there is the Western Australian University advertisement urging would be students to join them &
"release your think"! :palm:
 

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2018, 02:33:55 am »
It might be just a slogan to attract the attention of the target market. I doubt I'm in it, but I think it works. It says quite a bit in three words and it sticks in the mind. Everything a good slogan should be.
I agree, I think this kind of purposeful violation of the grammar is fine. I'm pretty sure there is even a proper name for this, since we do it a lot in different contexts. I'm just failing to come up with examples.
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2018, 02:35:34 am »
Then there is the Western Australian University advertisement urging would be students to join them &
"release your think"! :palm:

Meanwhile, in a prison not too far away, there runs a similar advertisement urging would be parolees to "think your release".
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2018, 06:23:14 am »


umm... "free your mind"  >:D


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>Quote from: vk6zgo on Today at 12:10:35 pm
Then there is the Western Australian University advertisement urging would be students to join them &
"release your think"! :palm:



It might be just a slogan to attract the attention of the target market. I doubt I'm in it, but I think it works. It says quite a bit in three words and it sticks in the mind. Everything a good slogan should be.

How would it be better rewritten correctly? In three words.


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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2018, 06:32:12 am »
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2018, 06:39:34 am »
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This was my first thought when I saw it. I almost used it as the subject.
Thanks for bringing it up !
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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2018, 04:43:07 pm »
One that amused me was Grammarly's ad on YT that replaced 'really important email' with 'critical email'

In other words, scathing message.  :palm:

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2018, 05:07:50 pm »
In case you need help:  "Please put your message for us"
All your message are belong to us.

Or as Western Australian University might say it.....

All your think are belong to us.

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2018, 05:39:41 pm »
Not that I advocate smoking, but this has to be included here:

 

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2018, 01:12:46 am »
Back when Benson & Hedges cigarettes were advertised on TV, an actor ( can't remember his name) said as part of his spiel, that B & H were " extraordinary nice". :palm: :palm:

I have heard other people doing this, & it appears to be an affectation, not because they are ignoramuses.

In passing, my late brother described  B & H cigarettes as having " Too much Hedge & not enough Benson". ;D
 

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2018, 02:06:15 am »
Wait...what is US Spanish as apposed to regular Spanish? ::)

   It's Mexican Spanish and not Spainish Spainish.  Words like Taco have an entirely different meaning.
 

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2018, 02:38:39 am »
I am also curious about US Spanish.  I know that hispanic populations in the US speak several distinct dialects.  Some examples Puerto Rican spanish, Mexican Spanish and Tex-Mex (a spanish english creole).  An interesting dialect is the fifteenth century Catalan spoken in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado spoken by descendents of original spanish settlers of the area.

Disclaimer:  All of this is hearsay related to me by the Spanish teacher who spent several years with modest success teaching me the language.
 

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2018, 05:16:28 am »
Back when Benson & Hedges cigarettes were advertised on TV, an actor ( can't remember his name)
Stuart Wagstaff IIRC.
 

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2018, 06:05:01 am »
Back when Benson & Hedges cigarettes were advertised on TV, an actor ( can't remember his name)
Stuart Wagstaff IIRC.

No, I was wrong, it wasn't B & H.:-[

It was "Martin's cigarettes", & the actor was Frank Thring.
"Martin's" sunk like a stone on the Oz market, so the brand wasn't at all memorable.
To further confuse things, their packet looked like a copy of the B & H one.
 

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Re: Use of grammar by a fortune 500 company
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2018, 04:57:25 am »
Wait...what is US Spanish as apposed to regular Spanish? ::)
Former technical translator here.

In website language selectors, often what you’re seeing is actually a combined language and country selector, such that you are simultaneously selecting the user interface language and the localized content. For example, you might show only the products sold in that country, and change the contact information in the footers.

I currently live in Switzerland. When choosing the local site, many websites offer (among others):
France
Germany
Switzerland - French
Switzerland - German

That’s how I would word it. But sometimes they say something like:
French
German
Swiss French
Swiss German

Or they just use little flags. (Which can have accessibility issues for users of assistive technology.)


As for why Spanish is different: there are many dialects of Spanish. But as far as written Spanish is concerned, one can consider one set of formal grammar. In many cases though, you must also document colloquial usage, which is why you see that spell check dictionaries come in a few variants. Speech recognition and text-to-speech of course must be very dialect specific in order to have a high success rate.
 


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