Don't end every fucking sentence with these: !!  

no_strings_grrl 44F
270 posts
5/19/2005 11:52 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Don't end every fucking sentence with these: !!


Its not a BIG deal...I don't lie awake at night thinking about it.

But let me just give a few of you (and you know who you are) a polite reminder that in writing - and that's what we do here, in blogs - punctuation is very important in delivering an accurate expression of emotion.

Its not hard, really. There are basically three choices in ending a sentence:

A period ( . )
Unless you are asking a question or SCREAMING, this is the only appropriate ending for a sentence. Period. (No pun intended...but I take 'em where I can get 'em.)

A question mark ( ? )
Self explanatory, I hope. And PLEASE, only one.

An exclamation point ( ! )
This should be the least used, saved only for an outburst or a particularly signifigant point in conversation.

JUST LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPS IS LAZY AND CONSIDERED RUDE....Ending every sentence with these !!!!!! is like crying wolf.

What the hell are you gonna do when you actually have something profound to say?????????? (See, too many of these ?????? is stupid, too.)

OK...fire away, all you self-proclaimed "writers". By the way, if you don't have command of the written English language, including simple punctuation, you aren't a writer. You're just opinionated. There's a difference.

NightOfPassion2 58M

5/19/2005 1:24 pm

If Victor Borge tried to read some sentences like those you have seen he would problaby cough up both lungs.

He invented comedy using punctuation!!! Didn't you know??

I had to put those in...devil made me do it.

Thank you for the thought.
NightOfPassion2


no_strings_grrl 44F

5/19/2005 1:32 pm

Hi there Night...thanks for the comment. Don't worry, I'm not always a ranting bitch. Just on Thursdays.

Oh, and when I run out of Ben & Jerry's New-York-Super-Fudge-Chunk Ice Cream. GGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR


playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
5/19/2005 1:45 pm

(snickers) Welcome to blog!


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
5/19/2005 1:52 pm

ummm.... welcome to blogging on ~ this friendly site ~

and there ARE some nice posts out there, in spite of some of that horrid punctuation....


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
5/19/2005 1:54 pm

i can't spell to save my life,but then again spell check cannot spell in british English so whom am i to care and my grammar is pretty bad too,lol


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


no_strings_grrl 44F

5/19/2005 1:55 pm

Thank you playful.

I'm sure I'll be a regular.


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
5/19/2005 5:57 pm

I prefer !!!!!! and ??????? over misspellings and LOL's and the use of R-U any day.


no_strings_grrl 44F

5/19/2005 7:34 pm

Yes, jay, you have a good point. I'm from old school chat and LOL was all we had.

And I have read some interesting thoughts out here, even with the bad punctuation and grammar and all. I believe everyone's thoughts are important, as well as opinions. I don't discount anyone for not being an English major.

And thanks to all who read and commented. This is a wonderful arena for the exchange of ideas, opinions, and questions! You guys are all going to be a lot of fun to get to know.


myownthang1 38M

5/20/2005 9:14 am

What are you? An english teacher? Are you here to get laid, or teach grammer skills? LOL Just kidding, keep up the good work. Someone has to teach the less educated how to communicate in cyber-space.


no_strings_grrl 44F

5/20/2005 1:10 pm

myownthang1 and H82BwithoutU, I'm so glad there are still folks out there with a sense of humor.

And no, I'm not an English teacher. Obviously, I'm an overly-critical perfectionist with anger management issues...who needs to get laid.

Did I mention I need to get laid?


redmustang91 57M  
8604 posts
5/20/2005 3:13 pm

If you were closer and friendly I am sure you could get laid, but yu have this thing for females and that is sad!! Guys can do the same things only some extras too!!


expatbrit49 62M

5/20/2005 7:01 pm

It looks like you like the extra ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

WOW the number is 666 spooky

Thank You for Your Time and Attention


mnfun952 102M

5/21/2005 11:30 am

It's not that poor puncuation, spelling or grammer is unforgivable - it's simply a preference. I believe intelligent people prefer to communicate with people of similarly demonstratable intelligence. The use of there, their and they're - along with its and it's tend to 'reveal' those who are more lazy in their writing. We all make mistakes and the occaisional typo or misqschpellingk is completely understandable (considering the lack of a feature that allows one to edit one's comment). No strings - great tongue (by the way) and we look forward to reading more from you.

Have a great day,

MnFun


IWannaDooU2 65F
9 posts
5/22/2005 10:03 am

I lean toward what mnfun952 says. I would rather see a few punctuation marks than people who don't/can't distinguish between such as, "there, they're & their"; "your & you're"; "were, we're & weer" etc. If someone can't spell tongue, they probably don't know what good oral sex is either. I have a son who is seriously dyslexic and he does better than this so it astonishes me to see things like this even in articles written by professional people and people who actually write for a living.


no_strings_grrl 44F

5/23/2005 8:23 am

Oh yes...the whole there, their, and they're thing, as well as your and you're gets me even worse.

It just disturbs me to see the deterioration of our society's ability to communicate in written form. The internet and email has made a lot of us lazy when it comes to writing.

Like mnfun952 pointed out, mistakes are one thing, but let's not forget that one of the most most enjoyable ways to pass the time for many people is to lose yourself in a good book or a story or article...

and its verry difacult to loose yourself when all the words and sentenses are run togather and things are misspelled and their are no commas or breaks in the thought proces and no capitol letters maybe its just me but i hate getting emails from peeple that look like this.

Thank you all and have a great day!


coollava 66
11 posts
5/29/2005 6:06 am

Hmmm… to (too)J harsh here….your (you are) right but brutal and judgmental. I am not sure, what I‘m going to say here will go well here. (or what I’m going to say here will go well.)

I am a foreign born and raised abroad (India) professional. Yes, I do pay my bills on time, I do care what I write and how I represent my thoughts, and use my tongue very well. But, somewhere in process of learning English as a second language I can’t grasp some fundamentals of English language, and therefore should I stop communicating with others? If my professors paid attention to my English grammar I would be still in college after 30 years. I know you can call it an excuse as I see people like Deepak Chopra express complex ideas so brilliantly. But, I am not him I am just a rocket scientist, (just kidding) what do I know? (All I know is how to please a woman.)

Keep up the good communication. It is great to see people being people.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Coollava


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
6/16/2005 5:43 am

You are right in every respect with use of language and punctuation. It would be great if everyone could be perfect; but, not always. Here in cyberland, a thought can be read totally wrong than was actually meant. Thank goddness for "LOL" and exclimation points. (Even quotation marks can carry a heavy weight here in getting a point across.)
"And lettin' y'all know I'm south'rn born is hard to write sometimes." LOL! (He said with a smile.)


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