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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by superdave, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Lord Nyax

    Lord Nyax Banned

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    My main problem with people is when people put spaces before stuff like periods, commas, exclamation points, and most annoying of all, question marks. I think it may have started with someone trying to get around the 10-char limit.
     
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  2. Gertlex

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    Which is what I catered to when jokingly attempting to piss you off.

    You did confuse me however; are you of the opinion that an ellipsis shouldn't be followed by a space either?



     
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  3. Lord Nyax

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    I am, yes.

    P.S.: An ellipse isn't a very logical piece of punctuation. It's hard to get mad at people for doing something if I don't understand that "something" myself...which I don't.



     
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  4. Cannon Fodder

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    Well, that's because you use it wrong. The "..." is only supposed to be used when something has been omitted. It is completely informal to use it as if it were a conversational pause, and as such it shouldn't be subjected to the regular rules of grammar. It's like telling people that "mmmm" is only supposed to have 3 m's.
     
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  5. Lord Nyax

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    Exactly, which I why I tend not to care about how people use it. Of course, using 11 periods tends to annoy me, but not for grammatical reasons.
     
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  6. Gertlex

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    So for a conversational pause, should we still call it an ellipsis?:scratch:



     
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    It isn't real grammar at all. Any sentence that contains an omission is grammatically incorrect. It's more like a technical mark.
     
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  8. Bortaz

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    My gift, from TonoTheHero!



    Hah, thanks for the gift, especially the patch!
     
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  10. Bortaz

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    Man, cruises rock!
     
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    Aww, shucks... Favorite pagan? :cloud9:

    Just remember to take lots of pictures!
     
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  12. Lord Nyax

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    Hey, hey, I'm pagan (sure I am, why not? HEY, QUIET you. I'll switch to a pagan religion then). Take me!
     
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  13. Dondrei

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    As long as it isn't a P&O cruise...



     
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    Cannn Fodder,
    i heard you where a man of the good old style and so i had this done for you:
    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c68/tobester_1989/faceplate-1.jpg
    an authentic 24 carat gold pocket watch dating back from the 16th century
    especially for you i had it:disassembled, cleaned, reengineered and specially engraved on the front just for you :laugh:
    merry christmas!
     
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  15. Cannon Fodder

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    The only thing that could make that cooler is if I actually owned it. Thanks!
     
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    Nobody gave me my present. :(
     
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    Ditto :(



     
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  18. Gertlex

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    Well maybe you can get Freet to ban this 'Nobody.' :idea:



     
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    No present for me, no requests for a ban. Just in it to give, and be happy with that ;)
     
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  20. Lord Nyax

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    I got a present and I didn't even ask for one. So ha!
     
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