A little lesson in Punctuation

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  1. Imported

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    hung_big: The difference between capatalization and not is, "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse." and "I helped my uncle jack off a horse."

    Remember that kids ;)
     
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    The next time I help my uncle jack off a horse I'll remember that.
     
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    @Apr 11 2005, 12:08 PM
    The next time I help my uncle jack off a horse I&#39;ll remember that.
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    Brother. x( :eyes: Doesn&#39;t this belong in the Peanut Gallery?
     
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    DMW, do you want to take this one or shall I?
     
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  7. jonb

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    Yeah, well, ASCII also doesn&#39;t allow primes, en or em dashes, or interrobangs. Or diacritics, and not to mention the eth and thorn. Or that cool German thing that looks like a B but sounds like an S.
     
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    That would be a doppeless [massively mispelt] (ph:dop-el-ess)

    I&#39;m impressed that I knew something Jonb didn&#39;t&#33;
    Anyway, no one should use interrobangs, they are the most retarded of all punctuation, don&#39;t you think ?&#33; And don&#39;t even get me started on thorn&#33;&#33;
     
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    Yeah, the interrobang&#39;s just something marketing came up with. At one time, they had a backward question mark for rhetorical questions, but it went out of style.

    Now if only I could figure out how these typographers decided a stylized form of et looked like &.

    Oh well, can&#39;t change it without redesigning the whole system. After all, fontology recapitulates file-ogeny.
     
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    Lol, dear oh dear&#33;
    I didn&#39;t know the rhetorical question thing, very interesting. What about a superscripted upside-down question mark for all sentences with AQI? :p
     
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    DMW, do you want to take this one or shall I?
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    Corky beat me to it&#33;
     
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    That would be a doppeless [massively mispelt] (ph:dop-el-ess)
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    You mean ß? The only names I&#39;ve ever heard for it are Ess-zet and Scharfes S.
     
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    You mean ß? The only names I&#39;ve ever heard for it are Ess-zet and Scharfes S.
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    You found it&#33; Well done DMW&#33; I have heard "Ess-zet" but not "Scharfes S" before. I have had a few demented German teachers, not sure if they really know what they are talking about&#33;&#33; It is a good thing that it is being phased out of the language, it will stop all the confusion&#33;
     
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    hung_big: HEY&#33; I beat you all to it&#33;

    You guys didn&#39;t refresh the page&#33; I had edited prior to anyone posting (to put in the comma) so HA&#33; Can&#39;t take jokes much can you guys ;)
     
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    Is it me or is the comma still missing?? :p
     
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    Yes, it&#39;s still missing. It kinda sounds like he&#39;s killing the poor horse, "I helped my uncle, Jack off a horse". Peta will be storming down on us momentarily.

    "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse." would be punctuated correctly, but still a clunky sentence.
     
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    i dont understand all this punctuation stuff and why everybody is making a big deal about it really whats so bad about just typing what you want to as long as you can make your point as long as everyone knows what you are talking about then there is no need to get all over them and correcting them and all that stuff that is my opinion and what is the big deal about paragraphs while im at it? you cant just read evey word i write and comprehend what i amd saying? doe some white space really make any difference at all? i dont have time to proofread what i wrote and fix things and make it look all pretty and stuff and if you are reading this far i commend you for putting up with my attempt at some humor at the expense of this topic thankyou i&#39;ll go away now good night

    LapDog :p
     
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    awsum, dood&#33;
     
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    Oh thank god that was on purpose&#33; I was about to go into a rave about bad punctuation&#33; I shall let you off this time :p
     
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    You might have edited it, but you didn&#39;t correct it. It&#39;s still wrong.
     
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