Uncyclopedia:VFH/Big Brother (UK television series)
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Score: -2.5 votes 2 win!!!
|Nominated by:||A miserable failure at PLS, but I've since tried to address the main issue there. I want to give this a go while Big Brother is still on the telly. -- 14:31, 1 August 2007 (UTC)|
Are the againsts just because of the use of text speak? Is it such a bad thing to use when writing in character? --21:39, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
The use of unconventional spelling and/or grammar is always problematic. As I see it the difficulty is with readability: the unconventional is mentally difficult to read and therefore people who expect to very quickly perceive the meaning of sentences and paragraphs become frustrated. It's not even a conscious thing, necessarily. Most successful literary works which use unconventional prose use it very judiciously -- for instance, "Jabberwocky" uses English for connecting words and the crucial "was-were" verbs, and the grammar follows conventional patterns of standard English. This piece has a tough row to hoe. ----OEJ 00:16, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
Text-speak was invented to put a lot of information in a small space in a short time. You respected neither restriction, and that is why it does not work. Also, I agree with the remarkabout "unconventional" above. The reader just has to work so hard at "understanding" that there is no processing power left for humour. Read "A Clockwork Orange" for a master class in introducing unconventional language. Pieface 06:52, 6 August 2007 (UTC)