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#46 Internet Random

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:14 PM

 

 

 

 

I do, however, find the omission of the comma after the penultimate item in a series to be in incredibly poor taste.


As for the serial vs Oxford comma it's a matter of taste and understanding. To quite the book... Does a Panda eats, shoots, and leaves or "eat shoots and leaves."
 
Nevermind  MG, feel free to delete this post.
NEVER, and there are still plenty of style guides that omit the serial comma. They are mainly British guides or the AP (Asspciated Press) Style Guide. I do like how Brits refer to the comma as a half-stop and the period as a full stop. I use with my students to help them understand the difference between the two.

 

For the record, the "delete this post" bit referred to my post. I said one thing, then struck it, and was attempting—rather clumsily—to suggest that you delete the post with "Nevermind" in it.

 

In any event, lots of people drink Bud Light. That doesn't make it right.


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#47 Internet Random

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

Really? I find the serial comma to be otiose.

 

 

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You are dead to me.


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#48 TWC

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:19 PM

This could be appended to damn near every comment on the front page these days.

 

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#49 jh03

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

This could be appended to damn near every comment on the front page these days.

 

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It's awful. I seriously just want to punch a baby when I read some of them. 



#50 MichiganGoat

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

Today was rough, call out somebody for saying Cubs management causes TJS to fail then play the I'm just being sarcastic card.

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#51 Internet Random

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

It's awful. I seriously just want to punch a baby when I read some of them.


Cardinal fan, eh?

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 11:14 AM

 

It's awful. I seriously just want to punch a baby when I read some of them.


Cardinal fan, eh?

 

 

Ha. My thoughts exactly.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

SANDBERG! (remove the word nation)

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#54 Cubbie Blues

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 05:28 PM

Ryan Maddox Nation



#56 MichiganGoat

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

Why are people mean to me Nation

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

Unfortunately anywhere and everywhere you can find for open, Chicago-Cubs-related discussion right now is ugly. Too many angry meatballs, and too many reasons for meatbally types to be angry.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:25 AM

Unfortunately anywhere and everywhere you can find for open, Chicago-Cubs-related discussion right now is ugly. Too many angry meatballs, and too many reasons for meatbally types to be angry.


Oh we know and I wondered how long the grace period on "the plan" - the answer is two years. Next year could get quite ugly.

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:59 AM

Unfortunately anywhere and everywhere you can find for open, Chicago-Cubs-related discussion right now is ugly. Too many angry meatballs, and too many reasons for meatbally types to be angry.

Oh we know and I wondered how long the grace period on "the plan" - the answer is two years. Next year could get quite ugly.

Hopefully Ricketts doesn't get cold feet. It will be interesting to see them sell off next year.




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