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#1 hansman1982

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:54 AM

The National Baseball HoF and Museum, the Smithsonian (grr, they put a comma before and) and the Chicago History Museum all have original Shawon-O-Meters in their collections.

 

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#2 Spriggs

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:02 AM

I'm sure that the Shawon-o-Meter will be revived when JR starts playing at Wrigley -- or whatever they'll be calling it by the time he's up! 



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:19 AM

I, also, do not care for the Oxford comma, the serial comma or the Harvard comma.


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#4 Spriggs

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:52 AM

I like the Oxford comma.  Sometimes it helps to clarify, so I think it's best to get in the habit of using it, knowing it, and loving it.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

I like the Oxford comma.  Sometimes it helps to clarify, so I think it's best to get in the habit of using it, knowing it, and loving it.

 

It is the most useless comma in the history of commas.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:31 AM

I was asked to choose my favorite breakfast plate between ham and eggs, sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs.

 

Because of the sheer quantity, I chose the sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs plate.   



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:37 AM

I was asked to choose my favorite breakfast plate between ham and eggs, sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs.

 

Because of the sheer quantity, I chose the sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs plate.   

 

Shoulda went with the ham and eggs.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:39 AM

Oh man, I used to love the Shawn-O-meter.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

I was asked to choose my favorite breakfast plate between ham and eggs, sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs.

 

Because of the sheer quantity, I chose the sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs plate.   

That's a lot of eggs. Hope you were hungry.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:21 PM

 

I was asked to choose my favorite breakfast plate between ham and eggs, sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs.

 

Because of the sheer quantity, I chose the sausage and eggs and bacon and eggs plate.   

That's a lot of eggs. Hope you were hungry.

 

I should have wrote pizza and pizza and pizza and pizza



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:15 PM

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:17 PM

Nice!!!



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:22 PM

 

I like the Oxford comma.  Sometimes it helps to clarify, so I think it's best to get in the habit of using it, knowing it, and loving it.

 

It is the most useless comma in the history of commas.

 

 

Oh, Joe.  You're quite incorrect, as Mittens' post illustrates.



#14 hansman1982

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 09:49 PM

 

 

I like the Oxford comma.  Sometimes it helps to clarify, so I think it's best to get in the habit of using it, knowing it, and loving it.

 

It is the most useless comma in the history of commas.

 

 

Oh, Joe.  You're quite incorrect, as Mittens' post illustrates.

 

 

But shouldn't you use a colon there?

 

Edit:  The first one would then read:

 

We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin.

 

Or

 

We invited the strippers: JFK and Stalin



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 04:18 AM

I think you only use a colon if you're listing 3 or more things






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