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InvisiblePapaverS
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Sometimes...
    #1956614 - 09/27/03 06:27 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Sometimes, I feel like an author who just wrote a dozen chapters in one marathon, late night, session at my typewriter, only to spend the next six days deliberating over whether to use a comma or a semicolon in the last sentence... :crazy:

But then, other times, I don't... :smile:


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1956618 - 09/27/03 06:30 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

And at this time..?


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: RunDMT]
    #1956643 - 09/27/03 06:45 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

The former...


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1956658 - 09/27/03 07:03 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Anyone who puts that much thought in to punctuation makes an outstanding poster. :wink:


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: RunDMT]
    #1956662 - 09/27/03 07:07 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks, but it's a metaphor... :wink:


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1956670 - 09/27/03 07:21 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah, figured as much. I was being a tad bit silly.
Not that I caught the meaning of it entirely.

I think I'll blame the hangover. Yes - It's the hangover.


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1957108 - 09/27/03 02:15 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

papaver said:
Thanks, but it's a metaphor... :wink: 




LOL 


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Ripple]
    #1957783 - 09/27/03 07:30 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Ok, now I feel like a semicolon being chased around by a question mark. It's kind of an odd feeling, but I think I can get used to it... :smirk:


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1957849 - 09/27/03 08:01 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Pappy you did use three periods at the end of your sentence,Whats up with that... :smirk:
I started doing that about a year or so ago, I know its not proper and really dont know why i started doing it...  :confused:
Maybe it`s a Shroomery related thing.


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: TxTec]
    #1958074 - 09/27/03 09:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

They are called Ellipses Dots. Editorially, they are used to indicate an omission in quoted material, but stylistically, they can be used to indicate unspoken thoughts, additional dialog to come, or a lazy "trailing off" in speaking...

They seem to suit me well, as that's how I am. However, I have certain friends, with degrees in english and writing, who hate them, which of course, is all the more reason to use them. :smirk:


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1958086 - 09/27/03 09:29 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

People with english degrees always seem to have problems with the way people write i dunno...



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Re: Sometimes... [Re: WildCardsRevenge]
    #1958223 - 09/27/03 10:22 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

yeah... i dig, man... i dig...


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1958264 - 09/27/03 10:34 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Do; you, dig... man?


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: WildCardsRevenge]
    #1958278 - 09/27/03 10:41 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I. Gotta. Go. So. I'm. Gonna. Plant. Ya. Now. And. Dig. Ya. Later.


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1958637 - 09/28/03 01:49 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

They are called Ellipses Dots. Editorially, they are used to indicate an omission in quoted material, but stylistically, they can be used to indicate unspoken thoughts, additional dialog to come, or a lazy "trailing off" in speaking...




"points of illypses" if you wanna get technical :wink:

here's my homie's website

http://illypses.com


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: BrainFarmer]
    #1958667 - 09/28/03 02:10 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I dont have any homies per say ..
I do have 2 brothers
www.sourcevital.com


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: TxTec]
    #1958705 - 09/28/03 02:33 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

:lol:

yeah, he's pretty much a brother to me.  been through a lot with that boy.

 


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: BrainFarmer]
    #1958709 - 09/28/03 02:34 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Tell me more..


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Papaver]
    #1959615 - 09/28/03 02:18 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thats why you's the admin


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Re: Sometimes... [Re: Dreamer987]
    #1960157 - 09/28/03 06:07 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I feel like these "..." today, but I haven't had my morning coffee yet... :wink:

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Main Entry: el?lip?sis
Pronunciation: i-'lip-s&s, e-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural el?lip?ses  /-"sEz/
Etymology: Latin, from Greek elleipsis ellipsis, ellipse, from elleipein to leave out, fall short, from en in + leipein to leave -- more at IN, LOAN
Date: 1540
1 a : the omission of one or more words that are obviously understood but that must be supplied to make a construction grammatically complete b : a sudden leap from one topic to another
2 : marks or a mark (as ... or ? or --) indicating an omission (as of words) or a pause

*Source: Merriam-Webster


 


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