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    Has anyone wondered why so many people tend to refer to the popular word processing application as "Words" or MS-Words, or Microsoft Words when the correct description is "Microsoft Word" without the plural?

    Could it be because they are typing lots of words and hence, call it "Words"

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    +1...

    Smile an everlasting smile, a smile can bring you
    Near to me.
    Dont ever let me find you down, cause that would
    Bring a tear to me.
    This world has lost its glory, lets start a brand
    New story now, my love.
    Right now, therell be no other time and I can show
    You how, my love.

    Talk in everlasting words, and dedicate them all to
    Me.
    And I will give you all my life, Im here if you
    Should call to me.
    You think that I dont even mean a single word i
    Say.
    Its only words, and words are all I have, to take
    Your heart away
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    Many Lisences of MS Word. So become MS Words lor. mainly used by IT Guys in my Company. We bought 7 MS Words. 8 Ms Offices and 6 Powerpoints...


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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    Has anyone wondered why so many people tend to refer to the popular word processing application as "Words" or MS-Words, or Microsoft Words when the correct description is "Microsoft Word" without the plural?

    Could it be because they are typing lots of words and hence, call it "Words"
    never heard anyone refer to it in the way you're describing

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    never heard anyone refer to it in the way you're describing
    something like tis...

    Saying I love you
    Is not the words I want to hear from you
    Its not that I want you
    Not to say, but if you only knew
    How easy it would be to show me how you feel
    More than words is all you have to do to make it real
    Then you wouldnt have to say that you love me
    Cos Id already know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    something like tis...

    Saying I love you
    Is not the words I want to hear from you
    Its not that I want you
    Not to say, but if you only knew
    How easy it would be to show me how you feel
    More than words is all you have to do to make it real
    Then you wouldnt have to say that you love me
    Cos Id already know

    sorry don't swing that way. try finding a woman who'll fall for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    sorry don't swing that way. try finding a woman who'll fall for it
    tis is a +1 thread lah...

    lucky never pull how come got Microsoft Word and Works...

    must be mistake Works for Word and Work for Words...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    tis is a +1 thread lah...

    lucky never pull how come got Microsoft Word and Works...

    must be mistake Works for Word and Work for Words...
    say so earlier lah instead of using that lame come on

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    next time when u hear ppl say MSWords , act blur and say are u refering to this software? :

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    Same thing lah, when people say len, I usually assume they mean lens.

    The problem is when they say lens...

    Oh, since I'm at it, +1!

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    I think they got it from the shampoo advertisement on TV some time ago, "And its works"...

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    Hmm, but more often than not, people are saying:

    "Can you send this to me in Words format?"
    "How do you do this table in Words?"

    Quote Originally Posted by ZDragon View Post
    Many Lisences of MS Word. So become MS Words lor. mainly used by IT Guys in my Company. We bought 7 MS Words. 8 Ms Offices and 6 Powerpoints...


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    Just to clarify, the statements above were seen in emails, and not verbally, and hence, I doubt there's confusion with the other application MS-Works.

    Also, I do not see why this thread is a "+1" thread as it is neither inciteful, controverisal or flame-baiting. Discussions should continue without further attempts at interruptions.

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    Last time in poly, we called it Winword.

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    Ah, I do recall that Winword was the older name...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    Last time in poly, we called it Winword.

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    Many peoples speaks like this you no understands?

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    Hmm, you're saying that you speak like that?

    I do believe your attempt at humour was using the letter "s" to change the verb. However, in the situation I have highlighted, it is to change the noun. Hence, your attempt fails

    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    Many peoples speaks like this you no understands?

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    Poor joke. But the point I was driving at is how many non-native speakers are adding an "s" to the back of words (pun intended). And this phenomena is not just unique to Singapore.


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    Hmm I see, okay then

    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    Poor joke. But the point I was driving at is how many non-native speakers are adding an "s" to the back of words (pun intended). And this phenomena is not just unique to Singapore.


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    I just call it M$Word ...

    back to the topic at hand, I feel that this has to do with the lack of emphasis on properly spelling and pronunciation in our social circles.

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