Thankfully, writing doesn't have an accent...

@JolietJake (51114)
United States
September 15, 2016 3:51am CST
...unless, of course, you intend for it to have an accent or dialect, like a few users do. And that is great...it makes for interesting reading. But when talking, an accent can make all the difference between suggesting 'Debbie Does Dallas' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' when someone asks about horror movies...
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@MALUSE (42713)
• Germany
15 Sep 16
Dialect in written form makes for interesting reading only for native speakers and excludes members for whom English is not the native language. I find it impolite.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Sep 16
I don't think it necessarily excludes them, although granted, it would make it much harder for them to understand it.
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@MALUSE (42713)
• Germany
15 Sep 16
@JolietJake You can believe me, it does. I won't name names here, but there's a member who writes in a way only foreigners with an excellent knowledge of English can follow. If you want to be understood by foreigners, you must write and speak the standard language. Even slight deviations make understanding the content difficult.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@MALUSE If it is who I think it is, I have trouble and have to read carefully at times
@LadyDuck (171467)
• Switzerland
15 Sep 16
I just finished to write a letter in French and it had plenty of accents of course. I hate to write in French.
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@MALUSE (42713)
• Germany
18 Sep 16
It's bad enough in Italian! My writing skills in Italian are two levels below my talking skills. I've never really learnt it. Reading doesn't help much when it comes to orthography.
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@LadyDuck (171467)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 16
@MALUSE I believe it's not easy for a non Italian, but in my opinion French is worse. Sometimes I have the feeling that I place accents like parsley, just because I know that I have to put them somewhere.
@MALUSE (42713)
• Germany
18 Sep 16
@LadyDuck That's a funny idea but I can fully understand you. You could write a text without accents and then add a line of accents at the end. The recipient of your letter can sprinkle them over the text as they see appropriate. :-)
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
15 Sep 16
Just as well I don't write with the same accent I speak with.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Sep 16
I haven't figured out how to write with a toothless accent yet, lucky for you guys
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@vandana7 (66879)
• India
18 Sep 16
I would have to ask por favor...without knowing accent for that as well..lol
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
19 Sep 16
@vandana7 Wey man canny lass ya divvent want me tahkin like sum propa Geordies like. Ya divvent knaa what ya lettin ya sel in for like.
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@ridingbet (57900)
• Philippines
15 Sep 16
we can talk out the discussions with our own accents, right? but i like how a member here writes her posts, as if the reader talks her accent. @crazyhorseladycx.
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@RubyHawk (28473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 16
Thank you @ridingbet. You have a good heart. Something we should all strive for.
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@XinfulThotz (4184)
• Singapore, Singapore
15 Sep 16
i think if writing has an accent, many will have a hard time understanding what i am trying to say...=/
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Sep 16
Even when I write without one, some people can't quite follow me
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• Singapore, Singapore
15 Sep 16
@JolietJake really? maybe because of slangs?
@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@XinfulThotz Sometimes slang, sometimes I get a bit convoluted in my discussions
@Morleyhunt (20439)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
Accents can make life interesting. Sometimes it makes the same language almost impossible to understand. Poorly written (grammatical)with numerous spelling mistakes can also make something difficult to read. Just one or the other is easy to overlook, but when combined (shudder). Have a great day!
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Sep 16
I have to work my way through some posts here to get the gist of what is being said
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• Zamboanga City, Philippines
20 Sep 16
I assume it meant exactly the same as you had in mind. Inshort writing speaks dialect dictates and errors create trouble.
@owlwings (39617)
• Cambridge, England
15 Sep 16
Thank your stars that we don't use Chinese characters (or maybe it would be an advantage if we did). Many Chinese can read each other's writing perfectly well but cannot understand each other's spoken languages because the words that the characters represent sound completely different.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
15 Sep 16
I have problems with some 'American' accents...of course, my hearing isn't quite what it used to be either
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@RubyHawk (28473)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Sep 16
It would be interesting if we could hear each others accents. We would have some laughs I'm sure.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
15 Sep 16
bwhahaha, yeah it would, wouldnt it
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@Loverabbit (1306)
• Zamboanga City, Philippines
18 Sep 16
Sometimes they frame it as if writing got accent too, puzzles me up when i see no punctuation tho. For instance, Just make it less trouble some ok says he