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Punctuation

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Shades228, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Shades228

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    I thought this was a well done article discussing punctuation. I know that some people pride themself on it's use and others disregard it completely. Given that it pops up here in people's signatures and other comments I thought people might like it.



    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204618704576641182784805212.html
     
  2. dpeters11

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    I had no idea a snark mark existed. I know someone that should start using it...
     
  3. Stewart Vernon

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    I have seen the misplaced apostrophe already leak into news channel and other on-screen graphics of an official nature... so I kind of felt like the "war" was lost already...
     
  4. TXD16

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    Ummm, yeah, glass houses (not "house's") come immediately to mind.

    If you're (not "your") sure why I underlined and bolded the above, I'll be happy to explain.
     
  5. phrelin

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    Here it is ؟ to help out whomever that is. On this forum, I personally prefer this guy - :rolleyes:
     
  6. AntAltMike

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    My favorite misplaced apostrophe was on the gigantic sign on a bowling alley in Peabody, Massachusetts: Spirit of 76'
     
  7. phrelin

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    Great article. I didn't know there was such a thing as an interrobang - .
     
  8. Shades228

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    Sadly there is not an irony punctuation mark.
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I think you meant:
    If you're (not "your") not sure why I underlined and bolded the above, then I'll be happy to explain.
     
  10. TXD16

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    You just have to love that instant karma!
     
  11. phrelin

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    From Wikipedia:
    And isn't that ironic؟؟؟ Of course you knew that.:rolleyes:
     
  12. sigma1914

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    ;):lol: It happens to us all. I'm glad you are a good sport about it. I'm not a big corrector of punctuation or grammar, but it was funny to see the correction be incorrect. ;)


    The only phrase that bothers me is, "I could care less."
     
  13. SayWhat?

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    Isn't 'then' an optional word sort of like 'that'? Wouldn't it be just as correct without?


    The thing I really despise is people using letters for words. Does 'u r' really save significant space or time over 'you are'?
     
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I believe you're correct (see below). My writing courses taught me that we should use 'then' if we use a 'if...then' statement.

    http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch28.html
     
  15. AntAltMike

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    A High School girl, on her way to graduation ceremony, makes a sarcastic remark that her obtuse boyfriend takes literally.

    The girl, miffed, then rolls her eyes and says, "I was beng ironic."

    George Wendt overhears her and says, "Actually, you were being sarcastic. What's ironic is, you're about to graduate from high school even though you don't know the difference."

    - From: The George Wendt Show
     
  16. phrelin

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    I do think it's ironic that "in the written English language there is no standard way to denote irony or sarcasm" since so much written contains either or both.
     
  17. Lord Vader

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    Oh! The irony! :lol:
     

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