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Old 27-02-2014, 12:10 AM   #41
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

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I think it is becoming common use, but isn't the correct way to use a double dash --
for that?

I thought so as well, but no, the en and em dash is used for this:


Either version may be used to denote a break in a sentence or to set off parenthetical statements, although writers are generally[by whom?] cautioned to use a single form consistently within their work. In this function, en dashes are used with spaces and em dashes are used without them:[1]
[Em dash:] A flock of sparrows—some of them juveniles—alighted and sang.
[En dash:] A flock of sparrows – some of them juveniles – alighted and sang.
The en dash (but not the em dash) is also used to indicate spans or differentiation, where it may be considered to replace "and" or "to" (but not "to" in the phrase "from … to …"):[2]
The French and Indian War (1754–1763) was fought in western Pennsylvania and along the present US–Canadian border (Edwards, pp. 81–101).
The em dash (but not the en dash) is also used to set off the sources of quotes:
In matters of grave importance, style, not sincerity, is the vital thing. — Oscar Wilde

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Old 27-02-2014, 12:19 AM   #42
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

...typing...have....to...type...fast...boy its windy.....hanging....canyo--....must be....80 mph....and this....sausage....sausage...too...thick to....tyep with....having.....trouble....seeing through...all this...cheetoh...dust...flying...ar5ound...pancake s....---ust be tr-- to[ SCREEEEEEEEE-]

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Old 27-02-2014, 01:04 AM   #43
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

My friend Brian has this to say about users of the ........

"It is also generated as a de facto longueur by low brows, yobs, termagants, and slatterns."
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Old 27-02-2014, 01:21 AM   #44
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Hmmmyes, those dastardly, brigandly termagants.

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Old 27-02-2014, 02:54 AM   #45
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

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My gripe yesterday was with people who compose sentences like this........by adding not an ellipsis, which is three periods [...] to indicate missing words in a quote, but to add some sort of long pause.......I guess.....that's how I read it. What is the function of this [...........] to you? How do you read it? Is this Captain Kirk speech?


Also, the usage of more than three periods to indicate a pause of some sort needs a name. Got any ideas?
Ah man........so this is out?
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Old 27-02-2014, 03:21 AM   #46
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Ah man........so this is out?

Yes. Shit is played out. Kaput! Just use those text equivalents of a metal dude throwing the horns sign as a replacement.
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Old 27-02-2014, 04:14 AM   #47
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Yes. Shit is played out. Kaput! Just use those text equivalents of a metal dude throwing the horns sign as a replacement.
It's my favorite typing indulgence. Sometimes you can say more with a ........

This will be tough!
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Old 27-02-2014, 06:59 AM   #48
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

idiosyncratic typing seems perfectly normal where people have very little control to express themselves in real life. the internet isn't literary. its just symbols that link thoughts to eyes.

the best way to express honest thoughts is to write as fast as the words happen in the mind. every stop to fix an error is going to degrade your train of thought. once you lay a train of thought out its often undesirable to pick through it for editing, its like poking your cum or turds.
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Old 27-02-2014, 07:47 AM   #49
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r o u g h d r a f t f e r i d m f l o l

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Old 27-02-2014, 10:29 AM   #50
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

And no-one's even mentioned the daily conundrum that is the then/than nightmare yet.
Screw word definitions anyway, squares.
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Old 27-02-2014, 10:46 AM   #51
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

This forum's river
Words splashing about
Floating turds

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Old 27-02-2014, 11:34 AM   #52
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Re: Why do some people type posts like they're hanging on a rope in a windy canyon an

Grammar and noose-wanking don't go well together.
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Old 27-02-2014, 07:19 PM   #53
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Grammar and noose-wanking don't go well together.
i thought u said nose wanking n then i saw ur avatar n i thought his nose had cum D:

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i thought u said nose wanking n then i saw ur avatar n i thought his nose had cum D:
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Old 27-02-2014, 08:29 PM   #55
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I like where this is going.
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hahahaha

I thought it said nose wanking too, whatever
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Old 20-08-2014, 03:23 AM   #57
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Don't talk to me like a 70s year old man. Your not going to make any new friends that way.


I'm terrible, I know. If you only knew, IDMf. This forum gives me brain pollups. Polyps. yeah that's it.

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Old 20-08-2014, 10:43 AM   #58
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god........damn.........grammar........Nazi's..... .
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god........damn.........grammar........Nazi's..... .
What, like this?
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Don't talk to me like a 70s year old man. Your not going to make any new friends that way.
*You're*
Sort your shit out man!
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*nazis/Nazis

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