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Old 06-06-2017, 11:00 AM
skoobey skoobey is offline
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Talking Literacy, where have you gone?

Dear Lord, I am working with a client, and the amount of "street lingo" that is being used is more than I can bare. I decided to went a bit, and ask have you ever had a "pleasure" of working with clients of the illiterate variety?

Some of the terms being used by the client throughout our correspondence:

street ware(it's wear!)
boob
cuz (because I presume?)
yo

I am tempted to throw a book at the computer.
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Old 06-07-2017, 04:56 PM
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Re: Literacy, where have you gone?

"street ware(it's wear!)" You maybe wrong, it more like "Out there in the street ware it happened".

"cuz (because I presume?)" Maybe that's one of your relatives

"yo" could be the abbreviation of yo-yo?

And one more item for you to consider, the changing of a type of photography to a direction. We spent many years producing portraits and landscapes. Now those two words denote direction and I have not heard any of new words replacing them while discussing those types of photography. Just what was wrong with vertical and horizontal?

So now we ask, would you like a portrait portrait or a landscape portrait?

Or how about, "The smoke from the fire raised portraitly into the sky".

Maybe I am just getting old...........
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:11 PM
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Re: Literacy, where have you gone?

"Her boobz need to look betta."

Nothing says landscape like that sentence, especially coming from an art director.
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Old 07-07-2017, 09:25 AM
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Re: Literacy, where have you gone?

Eloquence, grammar, literacy... I miss the good 'ole days. In particular, the phrase "my bad" makes me cringe, as does "no problem" in response to a thank you.

Kids...
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:31 PM
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Re: Literacy, where have you gone?

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Eloquence, grammar, literacy... I miss the good 'ole days. In particular, the phrase "my bad" makes me cringe, as does "no problem" in response to a thank you.

Kids...
Haha - I say "no problem" instead of "you're welcome" very often - and I'm no kid.
"My Bad" is a pet peeve for me too.

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