Thread Etiquette / Thread Grammar

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    I've written for a number of different contexts. I've always adjusted my style in order to fit in so that my writing doesn't become an issue itself.

    I don't really get why people get miffed or start correcting others. Writing for forums has created (I hope) new contexts and new conventions, which we can choose to adopt or ignore. I used to write longer posts, but have caved into peer pressure and try to keep things short.
     
  2. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    It's a title. As a general rule (and yes, there are specific tweaks to this general rule, depending on what stylebook you are adhering to), all words except short words should be capitalized.

    That said, if the thread title is a complete sentence, then it makes more sense to me to write it like you would write a sentence within a post (which does mean a capitalized first letter, and proper punctuation). It reads less clumsily that way. In an informal environment like this, that's fine IMO.
     
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  3. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    I find it funny when people think English has rules

    Where do they come from? Latin? Danish? French?

    How many hundred years was it written before someone decided one spelling was wrong and another right?

    It is just conventions
     
  4. JSMac

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    You omitted a couple of periods. :)
     
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  5. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Should probably take a pregnancy test...
     
  6. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    It's currently the Queen's English. ;)
     
  7. gitold

    gitold Friend of Leo's

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    Thread etiquette, thread count....don’t mean sheet.
     
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  8. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

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    my father moved through dooms of love


    my father moved through dooms of love
    through sames of am through haves of give,
    singing each morning out of each night
    my father moved through depths of height

    this motionless forgetful where
    turned at his glance to shining here;
    that if (so timid air is firm)
    under his eyes would stir and squirm

    newly as from unburied which
    floats the first who, his april touch
    drove sleeping selves to swarm their fates
    woke dreamers to their ghostly roots

    and should some why completely weep
    my father’s fingers brought her sleep:
    vainly no smallest voice might cry
    for he could feel the mountains grow.

    Lifting the valleys of the sea
    my father moved through griefs of joy;
    praising a forehead called the moon
    singing desire into begin

    joy was his song and joy so pure
    a heart of star by him could steer
    and pure so now and now so yes
    the wrists of twilight would rejoice

    keen as midsummer’s keen beyond
    conceiving mind of sun will stand,
    so strictly (over utmost him
    so hugely) stood my father’s dream

    his flesh was flesh his blood was blood:
    no hungry man but wished him food;
    no cripple wouldn’t creep one mile
    uphill to only see him smile.

    Scorning the Pomp of must and shall
    my father moved through dooms of feel;
    his anger was as right as rain
    his pity was as green as grain

    septembering arms of year extend
    less humbly wealth to foe and friend
    than he to foolish and to wise
    offered immeasurable is

    proudly and (by octobering flame
    beckoned) as earth will downward climb,
    so naked for immortal work
    his shoulders marched against the dark

    his sorrow was as true as bread:
    no liar looked him in the head;
    if every friend became his foe
    he’d laugh and build a world with snow.

    My father moved through theys of we,
    singing each new leaf out of each tree
    (and every child was sure that spring
    danced when she heard my father sing)

    then let men kill which cannot share,
    let blood and flesh be mud and mire,
    scheming imagine, passion willed,
    freedom a drug that’s bought and sold

    giving to steal and cruel kind,
    a heart to fear, to doubt a mind,
    to differ a disease of same,
    conform the pinnacle of am

    though dull were all we taste as bright,
    bitter all utterly things sweet,
    maggoty minus and dumb death
    all we inherit, all bequeath

    and nothing quite so least as truth
    —i say though hate were why men breathe—
    because my Father lived his soul
    love is the whole and more than all
     
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  9. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

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    ?is it butthurt, or Butthurt , or , ButtHurt?
     
  10. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    This explains my huge distended belly. I had worried it was connected to the 4 cans of beer I drank daily this past month, but now Doctor JismSmack diagnosed my menstrual cycle, I think it is twins

    I deliberately leave off a full stop at the end of a paragraph in informal communication. Over the past 20 years I must have saved myself over half a minute
     
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  11. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    This makes me think John Milton and William Blake cowrote a poem, that was put thru Google translate to Japanese and back, before TS Eliot edited it
     
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  12. Obsessed

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    I must admit that I enjoy someone's post that, even though that person obviously knows their grammar, but goes ahead and breaks the rules creatively. In my mind, during this evolutionary era of texting, being creative is becoming part of the grammar style. I think that is a good thing for us creative musicians, but perhaps a disaster for the general public.
     
  13. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    Before my locksmith company..was about 2 semesters away from completing a degree. Only some regular courses to finish for curriculum.. All the papers...all the correct everything..was just something I did right.

    Fast forward 8 years..To save time in dispatch..have totally eliminated any word..sign,,dot.. anything not needed to get the call out. Almost have created our own language between us. Why..the staggering amount of time of my life on the phone. Taking next work cal,l while text dispatching previous one. When i get this company sold soon here. I will have to decommission...slow down...learn to speak in full sentences again.Just did 3 calls during this post. where was I..
     
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  14. ddewerd

    ddewerd Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    And now, heaven forbid, you end a text message with a period.

    https://theconversation.com/why-doe...ssage-make-you-sound-insincere-or-angry-61792

    Sheesh, they can nitpick and overanalyze anything to death nowadays.

    And just to be a rebel, I always use a double space after a period. See.

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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  15. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

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    Close. e e cummings
     
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  16. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    The capitals and apostrophes threw me off the scent of a poet famous for no punctuation
     
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  17. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    My concern regarding correct grammar, spelling and usage falls almost solely on the whole point of writing.....concise communication. I certainly cut slack for posters here for whom English is a second or even third language, although many of those guys write better than we native speakers/writers. I've read innumerable posts here that DIDN'T MAKE SENSE! I may or may not understand the CONTENT of someone's post (we went through this the other day, right?) but if I can't even make out someone's spelling or word usage, it might as well be in Mandarin. I may not have the smartest things to say, but I hope at least my gibberish can be understood. ;)
     
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  18. Straydogger

    Straydogger Tele-Holic

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    Forgit etiguette and grammer. it's speling that riles me up...Everybudy should use this free ap. https://www.grammarly.com/ (that really set it off! ) :)
     
  19. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    I get you.

    The sad part is, I will read an old thread, and not understand what the heck someone was trying to say, and realize "D'Oh! I wrote that!" Oops.
     
  20. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

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    The worst, run-on paragraphs (page or pages) with no punctuation.

    I usually won’t even attempt to read these type posts.
     
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