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August 24th, 2007


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09:49 am - Comma Comma Comma Comma Comma Chameleon
Does anyone else get that itch to post if you haven't posted in a few days? It's probably directly related to the amount of comments you're getting.

Also, it's Friday, which means it's Friday fun time. Here are some high-larious links from CollegeHumor.com for you:

Minesweeper: The Movie: What's fucking awesome about this is it almost feels like it could be a real movie. And the tagline rules. As does most everything else about it.

Facebook Off: Cute idea and very topical!

Internet Commenter Business Meeting: A must-see for anyone who has commented on the Internet.

I am currently doing an AMWA workshop called Punctuation for Clarity and Style. It inspired this poll.

Poll #1044555 Did you know a female editor is called an editress?

What is your favorite punctuation mark?

Comma
6(6.7%)
Semicolon
24(27.0%)
Colon
1(1.1%)
Em Dash
12(13.5%)
En Dash
3(3.4%)
Parentheses
10(11.2%)
Square Brackets
3(3.4%)
Hyphen
1(1.1%)
Apostrophe
2(2.2%)
Forward Slash
1(1.1%)
Quotation Marks
2(2.2%)
Ellipses
17(19.1%)
Period
1(1.1%)
Question Mark
1(1.1%)
Exclamation Point
5(5.6%)

What is J.K. Rowling's new favorite punctuation mark?

Colon
26(34.2%)
Colon
8(10.5%)
Colon
17(22.4%)
Colon
16(21.1%)
Colon
9(11.8%)


Feel free to explain your choice in a properly punctuated essay.
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From:lodessa
Date:August 24th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Apparently I am not alone in my Ellipses love...
From:ikcelaks
Date:August 24th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
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The problem with the ellipsis is that it's too often used in situations where it is redundant twice over. Otherwise, I actually like it quite a bit.
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From:lodessa
Date:August 28th, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
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That is true. I just think it's much more theatrical than the comma, colon, or semicolon... without being over the top like an exclamation mark.

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