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Topic: Re:Re:!!!!!!???????
Posted by: Colin Jordan
Date/Time: 17/12/14 16:41:00

I think you raise an interesting point, Adrian. With many words and spellings nowadays, once is not enough and exaggeration is the norm.
Examples would be:
The expression '110%'.
Repetition of the word 'is' in phrases like, 'The problem is is that...' (very common in modern speech)
The interjection 'err', which traditionally was always spelt 'er'.
I make no comment on these changes, except to say that I find them interesting; a socio-linguist might be able to suggest possible reasons for them.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:04:00 Adrian Irving
   Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:14:00 Keith Iddon
      Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:21:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:24:00 bobby osborne
   Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:26:00 Jeni Evans
      Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:28:00 Adrian Irving
         Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:29:00 Apple Leiper
            Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:38:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:43:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:41:00 Colin Jordan
         Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:48:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:51:00 Adrian Irving
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:56:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 16:58:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 17:06:00 Julian Pavey
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 17:17:00 Adrian Irving
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 23:34:00 Maggie Dodge
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????17/12/14 23:35:00 Pete Mayes
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????18/12/14 00:58:00 Julian Pavey
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:!!!!!!???????18/12/14 07:38:00 Maggie Dodge

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