An internet pissing contest! I love these
It's not nice to treat other people like you don't think they want to be treated. When you treat others that way it usually creates a hostile environment. Isn't this common sense?
Also, there is no need to attempt to type like you live in the 17th century to make you look smart. Common vernacular is more than adequate.
Common vernacular??? You really are a judgmental, hypocritical, condescending, wanker Cycle4Fun.
How about applying the easy simplistic wisdom of your throw away reply.
It's not the first time you've attacked someone's style of writing, while not addressing the content of their post in any real or helpful way.
In view of your dismissive [comment].
I'd have hoped that you would practice what you preach.
Let's do that.
But first, I really like British insults. They are much more flavorful than American insults. Maybe it's just because they are different. Either way, I really like the word "wanker." Even though I never use it myself. It just has a nice ring to it. Now to the actual post.
The first part of the Africans post (assumption based on language & the post itself) talks about the nice videos and leads up to his question. This isn't important and doesn't really need to be addressed. It isn't until the 5th paragraph that we get to the real question he is asking. S/he repeats this question again in the 6th paragraph.
So I repeat is there a reasoning equivalent to yours to show the stupidity of 500SSC?
I'm not quite sure what 500SSC is, but I'm going to assume slavery/colonialism of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century.
Why yes, there is a reasoning that shows 500SSC was not the best thing (before) sliced bread. It's rather simple and straightforward. It's a reasoning and logic so profoundly simple nearly everyone on the planet has heard of it in one form or another. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I prefer the slightly better version of Don't treat others the way you think they don't want to be treated. Try to determine how someone would like to be treated and then treat them that way.
I think that rather satisfactorily shows the stupidity of slavery and colonialism.
Now, on to my comment on the posters use of language. This seems to have gotten you all aflutter. It has been my experience that when someone types a message in such a way as to sound like Charles Dickens, they do it for two reasons.
1. They enjoy writing like Charles Dickens. This is rare. I've only seen one person who enjoys writing like Charles Dickens. That would be forum member Infidel Muhammad. It takes a long time to write like Charles Dickens and most people just don't find it that fun. Because people don't like to write like Charles Dickens, this was the least likely of the two options I have come up with to write in such a manner.
2. They want to appear smart and intellectual. This is the far more common reason I've seen for people attempting to write like Mr. Dickens. The attempt often backfires. In addition, it makes it much harder to read and understand the point the post is trying to make. An intelligent post is intelligent no matter the vernacular used.
I assumed the poster wrote like he did to make him appear more intelligent. I assumed that the poster was intelligent and had a good education. His grasp of english despite the appearance that english is not his native language makes this assumption a valid one. I then applied my simple moral precept.
I assumed the poster wanted to be treated like an intelligent adult. If I was an intelligent adult, I would want to be told when I was wasting my time attempting to write like Charles Dickens when much simpler language would suffice. I would not get angry if someone told me there was no need to sound intelligent. If your post is intelligent it will come through in much simpler language and likely have a broader impact.
And so, I treated the OP exactly like how I thought he would want to be treated. I told him there was no need to write like Charles Dickens when common vernacular is more than enough. I treated him like an intelligent adult. Isn't that common sense?