August 24th, 2007
|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.
What is your favorite punctuation mark?
What is J.K. Rowling's new favorite punctuation mark?
Feel free to explain your choice in a properly punctuated essay.
Current Mood: nerdy
Current Music: Rammstein - Reise, Reise
I was torn between the semicolon and parentheses. They are both extremely useful. I went with parentheses because, while the semicolon is much more aesthetically pleasing, the parentheses have unmatched versatility. Parentheses allow us to unambiguously embed whatever we want (single words, phrases, full sentences, mini-paragraphs, and even other parenthetical phrases (nestability!)) right where we need it in the sentence. Even if it goes against proper style, how can you not love that kind of easy to use power?
I give the hyphen an honorable mention, because I love modularity.
I love the rationales people are giving.
I am skeptical of your hyphen love, given your neglect to use them in "easy-to-use power."
I hyphenate phrases all the time. I'm not sure why I didn't in this case. I really should have.