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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-22, 20:54

So without resorting to the obvious two of Computers and the Printing Press, what are some inventions that have impacted your life in a significant-ish way?

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Post by Leach54 on 2010-11-22, 21:10

rail roads.

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-22, 22:45

I've never been on a train before, but for some reason I was liked them, I like their look

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Post by A-BIack_Man on 2010-11-22, 23:26

pretty much anything that you can think of has made in impact in some way.

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Re: Influential Inventions

Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-22, 23:32

Thanks Captain Obvious. But what's something that you personally particularly like?

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Post by Destral on 2010-11-23, 00:30

Ive always had an interest in cars.

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Post by Thingy on 2010-11-23, 09:04

Electricity. That one pretty much paved the way for the golden-ish age of technology we're in today. Well, in the west at least...

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Post by JPB18 on 2010-11-23, 10:58

Paper, Telescopes, Calculators (Computers are advanced calculators, so...) and better yet, the airplane!

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Post by Kiyoshi Midnight on 2010-11-23, 13:19

Telephones/Cellphones... though I hate this whole "texting" age...
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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-23, 13:24

Yeah, I can't text worth crap, yet I pretty much have to cause it's how my whole generation communicates

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Post by Kiyoshi Midnight on 2010-11-23, 13:27

Txt tlk can jump off a cliff.. especially when this generation likes to speak it..
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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-23, 13:32

Yeah, it's disappointing how it's become a sub-culture in that people actually use it in their day to day language

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Post by Kiyoshi Midnight on 2010-11-23, 14:54

These... "scene" kids..
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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-23, 14:57

I'm beginning to find even people older than the youth are using these terms in everyday language too

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Post by Shemuel on 2010-11-24, 00:36

Yeah. My mum has started to put bits of txtspeek into emails. She's 55(ish).

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-24, 00:57

I can put up with e-mails, it's when people use it as verbal speech, that's when it drives me nuts

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Post by JPB18 on 2010-11-24, 10:34

Darkwing wrote:I can put up with e-mails, it's when people use it as verbal speech, that's when it drives me nuts

True... and I even know people who used those languages in Portuguese and English Exams...

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-24, 11:17

So text speak has broken the language barrier, that truly is sad

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Post by JPB18 on 2010-11-24, 11:56

True, it's sad...

But fortunately, the guy had 0 Very Happy

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-24, 11:59

Ha ha, justice Very Happy

It does make me wonder what's next for the english language though

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Post by Kiyoshi Midnight on 2010-11-24, 13:31

If I see a dictionary come with txtspeak, I'm going to hide in the woods and live out my days as a hermit
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Post by Darkwing on 2010-11-24, 13:33

Yeah, the Dictionary has adapted many modern terms, but if it does start adapting text speak as legit language, then yeah, we're doomed. Smile

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Post by Thingy on 2010-11-25, 20:45

Yeah, this could happen for an example: http://www.explosm.net/comics/2166/

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