Writing Style  

daneNH 47M/46F
2730 posts
8/21/2006 7:22 am

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Writing Style

Ok, just wondering, do you have any quirky little writing style that you've tried to do something about? I'm the queen of exclamation points!!! One of my buddy's calls me "Excalmation Point Girl"...aka, EPG. Then, I've also got the "..."'s that I use between thoughts...not really a new sentence, but just a little pause.....you know.....

So, got any of them in your style???

rm_Hellohyeah 38M

8/21/2006 7:33 am

Yes both are...as well as using all CAPS to stress a WORD.

daneNH replies on 8/21/2006 7:53 am:
Howdy Stranger!!! Oh yeah, I do that too!!!

fantasylover_05 62M

8/21/2006 9:02 am

Guilty on all charges!!!! LOL (yep that is another one)

Glad you had a great time the other night!!

daneNH replies on 8/21/2006 11:43 am:
You know, I HATED reading LOL....then before I knew it, I started using it in chats ALL the time. I don't use it in my normal email writing and stuff, but ALWAYS in chats.

BlueCanary1575 42M
116 posts
8/21/2006 9:24 am

I used to never use apostrophes in any situation. But, I dont do that anymore.

daneNH replies on 8/21/2006 11:48 am:
Ugh, my college freshman english prof. graded our final almost SOLELY on the 4 different uses of apostrophes!!!! We had to write a paper arguing our grade and then she graded the paper putting HUGE weight on the use of apostrophes...like I remember now?!?!? Even as a friggin' teacher!

silverhawk762 51M/47F

8/21/2006 9:54 am

All of the above and dashes "-" to separate my thoughts in sentences. Used to drive my English teacher nuts!

daneNH replies on 8/21/2006 11:49 am:
The damn dash is so hard to get right....with the underscore on the same key...which one do you need to use the shift bar with??? Probably the exact reason I resorted to the .....

electriccompany 52M

8/21/2006 12:28 pm

the Compact Oxford English Dictionary says:

ellipsis ( pronounced /ilipsiss/ )

• noun (pl. ellipses /ilipseez/) 1 the omission of words from speech or writing. 2 a set of dots indicating such an omission.

– ORIGIN Greek elleipsis, from elleipein ‘leave out’.

Source: Compact Oxford English Dictionary

EC says:
So, you go greek!

daneNH replies on 8/22/2006 7:46 am:
Hmmm, well, I AM greek....I'm in a sorority! Does that count???

SuperAdventurous 37M
258 posts
8/21/2006 9:34 pm

Hey Dane... Oops, there I just did it again.

I use my dots alot (.....)

Really annoying habit sometimes, but I dont usually realise Im doing it until I go back and read what I have written. Hehe...

daneNH replies on 8/22/2006 7:47 am:
Yeah, I just realized within the past year or so that I do it. Don't know if it's something I developed recently...or if I just never noticed before!

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