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  • Deleted user 28 February 2012 16:15:11
    HOW ARE YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN

    Now the pleasantries are out the way courtesy of that ironically grammatically incorrect statement, let's commence the ranting. A rant about something I am as guilty of as anyone, if not moreso, so don't you come waving your finger of hurt feelings at me, you thin-skinned spacko.

    ...


    That thing, right there. Those three dots. Did you see it? Did you? What did your mind make of it? I shall tell you what to make of it RIGHT NOW.

    THIS - ... - IS NOT A PAUSE.

    THIS - ... - IS NOT A SENTENCE TERMINATOR.

    This - ... - is an omission of information. This - ... - means something has been purposefully, deliberately left out, usually for dramatic purposes.

    "It was something like..." he said before wandering off.

    VALID

    "It was something like...a giant arsehole enveloping my head."

    INVALID

    That was...interesting.

    VALID BY IMPLICATION OF ALTERNATE MEANING

    That was interesting...I don't think so.

    INVALID

    I use ellipses where maybe a comma, dash, full stop or even a semi-colon may work...of course I also bathe in my own filth.

    INVALID

    I blame Final Fantasy 8. What a load of old shit that was.

    Okay. I'm done now. Back to your business of working or eating or whatever it is you people do when I'm not around.
  • convercide 28 Feb 2012 16:17:04 6,353 posts
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    You're the INVALID for dissin' FF8...
  • nickthegun 28 Feb 2012 16:18:19 63,882 posts
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    Gremmi the Angry Flower...
  • AcidSnake 28 Feb 2012 16:19:06 7,393 posts
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    As a frequent user of the ellipses I'd like to share that I use them to substitute fullstops or as you noted a SENTENCE TERMINATOR...

    You have not hurt my feelings...Just thought I'd share...
  • lucky_jim 28 Feb 2012 16:19:15 5,420 posts
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    ...
  • El_MUERkO 28 Feb 2012 16:19:28 17,240 posts
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    So... it has come to this.
  • Deleted user 28 February 2012 16:19:34
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  • Deleted user 28 February 2012 16:19:59
    You're all going to Hell. I hope you know that.
  • localnotail 28 Feb 2012 16:20:50 23,084 posts
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    meme wrote:
    HOW ARE YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN
    I know you are obviously not talking to me, but no question mark? For shame.

    /Muphry's

    edit: heh, I did it to myself.

    Edited by localnotail at 16:21:22 28-02-2012
  • nickthegun 28 Feb 2012 16:23:34 63,882 posts
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    And thats why it really hurts.
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  • localnotail 28 Feb 2012 16:24:12 23,084 posts
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    \o/
  • Murbs 28 Feb 2012 16:24:13 22,931 posts
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    THERE'S A SCENE IN MAMMA MIA WHERE THEY'RE ALL LIKE DOT DOT DOT

    It's Gremmi's favourite film for DOT DOT DOT
  • mal 28 Feb 2012 16:25:32 23,923 posts
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    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO GET AN EM DASH ON THIS KEYBOARD? THAT'S WHAT YOU NEED -- FOR A DRAMATIC PAUSE.

    Edit: Also, the code for the ellipsis, please. As any fule kno, an ellipsis != three full stops.

    Edited by mal at 16:30:14 28-02-2012
  • Popzeus 28 Feb 2012 16:25:42 8,424 posts
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    If you're going to get anal about the use of the ellipsis, you could at least use its proper name.
  • thedaveeyres 28 Feb 2012 16:26:27 12,100 posts
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    Dancing Monster...
  • convercide 28 Feb 2012 16:28:06 6,353 posts
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    One of the more annoying internet things is when somebody highlights words in their text by putting them in capitals, bold or italics for no other reason than to accentuate what we can already read in the first place.

    This guy's "reviews" are rife with this.

    P.S. That's not a stab at you gremster, you used headings and examples.
    P.P.S. The review I linked to is so off the mark it makes me want to write this about it.
  • ModishNouns 28 Feb 2012 16:28:29 4,683 posts
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    Popzeus wrote:
    If you're going to get anal about the use of the ellipsis, you could at least use its proper name.
    Colon?
  • TechnoHippy 28 Feb 2012 16:28:34 14,707 posts
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    When placed at the beginning or end of a sentence, the ellipsis can also inspire a feeling of melancholy or longing.
    ... I didn't know that.
  • Murbs 28 Feb 2012 16:30:30 22,931 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    When placed at the beginning or end of a sentence, the ellipsis can also inspire a feeling of melancholy or longing.
    ... I didn't know that.
    I did...

    ... or did I?
  • ZuluHero 28 Feb 2012 16:34:10 4,594 posts
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    ...

    I... Really don't know what to say...


    Sorry...
  • billythekid 28 Feb 2012 16:34:20 11,697 posts
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    .-- .... .. -. --. .. -. --. / .- -... --- ..- - / .- / ..-. . .-- / -.. --- - ... / ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. / .... . .-.. .-..
  • Syrette 28 Feb 2012 16:35:54 45,449 posts
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    u bored at work bro?
  • FuzzyDuck 28 Feb 2012 16:37:02 6,355 posts
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    Yeah, if you're going to bust guts over things you could at least afford them the correct space after the third dot instead of having the letter sitting on top of it.

    This method is...invalid.

    Unlike this method... which is correct.
  • dominalien 28 Feb 2012 16:38:04 7,470 posts
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    billythekid wrote:
    .-- .... .. -. --. .. -. --. / .- -... --- ..- - / .- / ..-. . .-- / -.. --- - ... / ..-. ..- -.-. -.- .. -. --. / .... . .-.. .-..
    .. / -.- -. --- .-- --..-- / .-. .. --. .... - ..--..
  • DFawkes 28 Feb 2012 16:40:28 25,817 posts
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    ...

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    Nah, you're wrong. Language evolves, you won't go to Hell for using them wrong. All it'll do is annoy you, which relative to the possibility of burning forever in the depths of Hell is pretty good.

    I bet half of every Scrubs script was ellipses, or ellipsi. Whatever the plural is.
  • mal 28 Feb 2012 16:41:21 23,923 posts
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    I STILL CAN'T GET AN EM DASH ON THIS KEYBOARD. Apparently it's alt+0155, but that doesn't work for me.

    I can get an ellipsis now though…
  • mal 28 Feb 2012 16:42:58 23,923 posts
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    Count the ellipses:


    ....................…............
    ...….............................
    ..........….........…..........
    ..............................…..

    Edited by mal at 16:43:26 28-02-2012
  • Nanocrystal 28 Feb 2012 16:43:22 1,309 posts
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    I could care less about grammer. If people get upset its there problem.
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