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Jace Raven

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"A woman without her man is nothing."

Punctuate the above.

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A woman: Without her, man is nothing!
A woman without her man, is nothing!

Thus proving that I am fair and balanced.

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that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is

That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is.

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Grummash

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Sorry for the double post, but would anyone like to incorporate the following into a sentence?

had had had had had had had had had

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Jace Raven wrote:
"A woman without her man is nothing."

Punctuate the above.


In addition to the usual two answers, you can also punctuate it this way:

A woman without. Her man is nothing.

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A woman, without her man, is nothing.
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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:
Sorry for the double post, but would anyone like to incorporate the following into a sentence?

had had had had had had had had had

There was a time when I had had had had had had had had had a stuttering problem. [Big Grin]

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Grummash

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quote:
Originally posted by AntonTakk:
There was a time when I had had had had had had had had had a stuttering problem.

[Applause] [Applause] Not the answer I was looking for, but a valid one all the same! [Big Grin]

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Was anyone else here annoyed to the point of vomitus by the film "Two Weeks Notice"? Dagnabbit - it's Two Weeks' Notice. Oh, it makes me mad. Maaad...*arghh* - the war wound... *erghhhh...*
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Let's contextualise it. Imagine two huge Ellen Degeneres fans were walking down the street, having a discussion about their favourite comedienne's love life. And so one says to the other:

"A woman without her, man, is nothing."

Ellen Degeneres is implied.

I need to get out more.

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What really pisses me off is when you see shops, pubs or restaurants sticking up signs which are obviously misspelt or badly punctuated.

I once saw a pub in Southport which was selling 'Bhurgers' with their chips.

Putting apostrophes in seemingly random places is madness, and not being able to handle using 'too' or 'where' correctly is equally crazy.


Someday, the exclamation mark will be the only remaining piece of punctuation used in the English language. In future, the full stop will become completely Americanised and be used in word form, period. The poor comma will become redundant, since much less breath is required to speak in acronyms. Numbers, on the other hand, will thnk itz gr8 tht thay gt 2b letterz.

capital letters will go by the wayside and the unfortunate question mark will be left to wander alone and ponder the meaning of its own existence but why should we care I mean what purpose does it serve anyway

There will be a Colon Museum, within which students of the ancient computer language HTML will spend hours researching the reason for the AMP in & but by then, alas, all will have been forgotten.

The apostrophe will put up a good fight, though. It will force it'self into a's many places' as' pos'sible before finally giving up the ghos't.

but fear not! the exclamation mark will still be with us!! and its all we need to get through day!!! the world will be a much better place when all we have is the exclamation mark!!!!

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Eleventy one!!!

The irony, Soulshine, is how few people will even understand what you wrote :)

My favourite is the Apostrophe Protection Society (see page 4). I saw a nice example once, before I got a camera: a sign in a shop door window which read "sale's staff wanted".

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quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Eleventy one!!!

The irony, Soulshine, is how few people will even understand what you wrote [Smile]

My favourite is the Apostrophe Protection Society (see page 4). I saw a nice example once, before I got a camera: a sign in a shop door window which read "sale's staff wanted".

I might have to submit a few to that website. What a wonderful find [Smile]

OMG, it makes me mad!!1 (Stupid typing like that also annoys me...)

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Fantastic, soulshine & uilleann alike.

My pet peeve with punctuation is with the abuse of quotation marks. Too many people put them around words or phrases that do not merit their use.

I mean, really...if you see a truck labelled:
"Fish"

...wouldn't you be a bit worried about what you buy in the store?

Maybe I'm just a facetious git, but quoting phrases that are not quotes generally connotes a double-meaning to me...a sarcastic remark that it isn't quite what it's advertised to be. I had a coworker who did that routinely, and it always blew me away - boxes labelled: "Cat-5".

(Who knows what might be in there...Schrödinger, anyone?)

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"Fish"!

Very ambiguous! It could contain anything...Chairs, cakes... (Although you may notice later at the fish counter if they're trying to flog you Battenburg.)

It's like when you get 'meat' curry - I prefer only eating *named* meat myself.

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quote:
Originally posted by soulshine:
"Fish"!

Very ambiguous! It could contain anything...Chairs, cakes... (Although you may notice later at the fish counter if they're trying to flog you Battenburg.)

It's like when you get 'meat' curry - I prefer only eating *named* meat myself.

ROFLMAO!

Thanks, I needed that. [Smile]

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I guess you will all have seen it before but Bob the Angry Flower and the Apostrophe gets my vote.

So good I have it up on the wall at work - like anyone actually notices it of course.

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Ah, this is what people need!

Apostrophes are not random [Smile]

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soulshine wrote:
It's like when you get 'meat' curry - I prefer only eating *named* meat myself.

Good news! We've removed "meat" curry from the menu. You can now order "Fred" curry!

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"Fred Curry" is too limiting. If it's going to be long pig, that's sufficient labeling for me to order it.
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How about punctuation and capitalization in this one:


Help your uncle [j|J]ack off his horse.

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"Fred Curry" is to limiting, what uncle Jack is to ...?
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quote:
Originally posted by nerdwithnofriends:
How about punctuation and capitalization in this one:


Help your uncle [j|J]ack off his horse.

desovietrussian, in his other incarnation, had that very phrase in his .sig, but with a cute background story.

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"You guys are all just pussy's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"?
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