For the Love of . . .

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The worst

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3
38%
!
1
13%
( )
2
25%
, and A_Morley in . . .
2
25%
 
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For the Love of . . .

Post by Cleon » Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:45 pm

ellipses, exclamation points, parentheses (brackets), and Oxford commas!
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by Sir Moose » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:27 pm

Your poll is broken. There's no way to select 'None of the above' and if you try to vote with nothing selected you get an error. I shall write in "the usage of so-called 'texting language' anywhere other than in an SMS (or in an SMS for that matter)."
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by durangopipe » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:30 pm

Made a long post a while back after a forum member's complaint about ellipses . . .

I won't repeat it. It was boring. It was an argument in support of code switching and informality as acts of graciousness in the pub, in friendly conversation, in forums like this one.

At work I grade research papers, partly, for conformity to conventional grammar and conformity to MLA style.

I come here to get away from that.
I code switch. Others code switch.

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This is fine.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by hugodrax » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:37 am

None of the above. It's people that use italics in place of cogent arguments,
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:09 am

[ these are brackets ]

Now. Put on the helmet and go sit in the corner.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by hugodrax » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:24 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:09 am
[ these are brackets ]

Now. Put on the helmet and go sit in the corner.
Ok, but you're going to have to take it off first.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:33 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:24 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:09 am
[ these are brackets ]

Now. Put on the helmet and go sit in the corner.
Ok, but you're going to have to take it off first.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by JimVH » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:20 pm

I've lost sight of which is worse, the whining about poor grammar or the poor grammar.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by ReverendThom » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:28 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:30 pm
Made a long post a while back after a forum member's complaint about ellipses . . .

I won't repeat it. It was boring. It was an argument in support of code switching and informality as acts of graciousness in the pub, in friendly conversation, in forums like this one.

At work I grade research papers, partly, for conformity to conventional grammar and conformity to MLA style.

I come here to get away from that.
I code switch. Others code switch.

This is human.
This is fine.
Turabian for life!!!! . . . [word]
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by Skip » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:20 pm
I've lost sight of which is worse, the whining about poor grammar or the poor grammar.
The poor grammar is worse, of course.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by CodeMonkey » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:26 pm

JimVH wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:20 pm
I've lost sight of which is worse, the whining about poor grammar or the poor grammar.
I figure my poor grammar gives certain people a chance to feel superior. I'm performing a public service.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by hugodrax » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:32 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:26 pm
JimVH wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:20 pm
I've lost sight of which is worse, the whining about poor grammar or the poor grammar.
I figure my poor grammar gives certain people a chance to feel superior. I'm performing a public service.
Truly, as long as you aren't feeling superior to those who feel superior. :D
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by Cleon » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:27 am

JimVH wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:20 pm
I've lost sight of which is worse, the whining about poor grammar or the poor grammar.
I miss James Owen
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by Cleon » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:29 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:09 am
[ these are brackets ]

Now. Put on the helmet and go sit in the corner.
but...these "( )" are brackets too!!!!! Wikipedia told me so.
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by Bloodhound » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:16 am

I like these...

I do sometimes use ellipses in place of other punctuation...that sometimes gets me a private message...I normally choose to keep using ellipses anyway...

...and yes I know I am doing it wrong
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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by durangopipe » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:10 pm

As long as you're dancing, you can
Break the rules.
Sometimes breaking the rules is just
Extending the rules.

Sometimes there are no rules.



― Mary Oliver


In my freshman creative writing classes I give all of my students an actual, physical, poetic license and tell them to hang onto it.
In my academic classes I require strict adherence to MLA style.

In all of my classes, I ask my students to always know [split infinitive] where they are and what is appropriate.

This, I suspect, is part of the difference between knowledge and wisdom, between education as a privilege, gift and responsibility, and education as a bludgeon with which to beat others.


I think we should dance whenever we're able.
With apologies, of course, to strict Baptists...
The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

J.R.R. Tolkien



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Re: For the Love of . . .

Post by hugodrax » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:10 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:10 pm
As long as you're dancing, you can
Break the rules.
Sometimes breaking the rules is just
Extending the rules.

Sometimes there are no rules.



― Mary Oliver


In my freshman creative writing classes I give all of my students an actual, physical, poetic license and tell them to hang onto it.
In my academic classes I require strict adherence to MLA style.

In all of my classes, I ask my students to always know [split infinitive] where they are and what is appropriate.

This, I suspect, is part of the difference between knowledge and wisdom, between education as a privilege, gift and responsibility, and education as a bludgeon with which to beat others.


I think we should dance whenever we're able.
With apologies, of course, to strict Baptists...
Don't apologize to them. They use words like "Romish." Which, I might add, is poor grammar.

Frankly, I don't give a tinker's twat about grammar as long as I can understand what you've written.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

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