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What can we learn from them?
Old people, who use strings of commas, in place, of standard punctuation
this kind, of, thing?
so they can't tell the difference between
indonesians do this too I've noticed
I guess that means they have something in comma,
Surely only creaky. And Chintzy/PO when pissed.
on newspaper websites,,,,,
That's a large enough sample for me.
but I totally over use commas in everything I type. Parenthesis in general really, like I am building declaimers and asides into everything I write.
I blame comments sections on the internet for this. Feel like I have to over justify everything I say and pre-empt criticism. Which is stupid. I should stop.
My worst habit is something I've noticed with work e-mails - I separate clauses with dashes. I do it all the time now - I guess it feels less formal and wanky than a semicolon.
I do that - the thing with the dashes - to kind of expand on the first part of a sentence before moving onto the second part
is the fact you're using a hyphen instead of an em-dash
a comma is not a period, FULL STOP.
and that, maybe, you only get to learn that, at a certain age. Or maybe their brains have turned to mush, dunno.
but anyone who uses more than 3 full stops for an ellipsis should be [insert Jeremy Clarkson-ism].
Two just looks like a crap typo
that uses commas instead of a full stop as their pound and pence separator, european style.
I could not fucking believe it!
I hate that
petrol stations are the worst for this
person. to get it wrong,
Commas are not full stops.......
punctuating the new electronic text age with fucking emoticons and any new tla s that they care to (plus word abbreviations that are new).
But the instant that older people start to arrange the text in a manner that suits them (the older people assuming that the new medium allows greater freedom than before) then they are castigated and mocked by these indolent upstarts?
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