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17th January, 2004 at 17:27:15 -

in spanish, we have 3 "kinds" of periods (.)
"period and continue" when you finish a sentence and you continue the next one in the same paragraph
"period and apart" when you finish a paragraph
"final period" when you finish writing
is in english also something like that?


 
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17th January, 2004 at 17:39:28 -

I'm afraid not - we just have plain old "."

 
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17th January, 2004 at 17:42:22 -

uh, ok, i ask beacuse my somewhat stupid english teacher was dictating some stuff and she was saying stuff like "period and apart" and i was sure in english it isn't said like that.
she also said once "two periods and apart" instead of "colon"

 
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17th January, 2004 at 19:17:40 -

my bloody french teacher constantly bad mouthed the English
we didnt like that much

my german teacher liked to bad mouth the English too but she was English herself,
stupid woman.

funny, i did french, german and spanish during my education and couldnt speak a word of any.

 
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17th January, 2004 at 19:38:32 -

it's called a "full stop" for all three. at least it is in England... i don't know if the yanks call it that or if they just say "period".

 
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17th January, 2004 at 23:17:02 -

Yeah, English uses all those periods, but we don't treat them differently. And like Pete said, 'period' is an American word, not English .


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I think the 'period' thing is another American attempt at individuality, just like the 'faucet' and the American measurement system. Ironically, I speak better American than English, but I'm probably gonna continue my education in Britain.

 
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18th January, 2004 at 05:27:01 -

Here in Australia, a period occurs during a womens menstrual cycle.

 
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18th January, 2004 at 11:51:45 -

ashman you are so predictable. i saw you'd replied to this topic and i just KNEW it was going to be something to do with menustration. definetly not worthy of the "lol classic ashman" tag... classic ashman is crappic ashman!

 
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18th January, 2004 at 14:06:39 -

"period and continue" sounds kind of similar to the semi-colon...

You could interperet what they say as a colon, a semi-colon, and a perioid (AKA Full Stop) - but you would need to give us some examples.

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18th January, 2004 at 14:38:18 -

No, not really, semicolons and colons are variations on the comma and don't separate sentences - they merely split them. And usually into thin strips if you're writing a list.

 
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22nd January, 2004 at 01:39:05 -

I use the old triple full stop to seperate my sentences or go off on random tangents...just like this
Or leave you guessing at the end of a sentence...

Horrible use of punctuation...I know...but it's like a habit now!

 
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22nd January, 2004 at 02:46:17 -

Well you're not exactly Johnny Unpredictable yourself Pete. I knew you'd complain about something... as always.

 
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22nd January, 2004 at 05:58:08 -

LLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLL, CLASSIC ASHMAN, you said what we where all thinking.

 

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22nd January, 2004 at 07:29:47 -

don't forget "," and ";"
"," is when you finish a phrase and pause for effect. No one ever really told me what ";" is for, but I understand it is used for seperating a great list of small phrases.

 
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22nd January, 2004 at 07:54:32 -

A semicolon is used for connecting two sentences related in subject matter; a comma is to separate list items, to link out clauses, and to show when to pause. For example, I could have said "subject matter, while a comma..." but the semicolon is more elegant and doesn't need a connective.

Lew: That third comma there is appropriate

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22nd January, 2004 at 08:03:09 -

So... commas are our friends then?

 

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22nd January, 2004 at 08:16:16 -

*hugs a comma and invites it back for tea and maybe if the evening goes well... BOUNCY BOUNCY!*

 
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I'm feeling outshined.


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22nd January, 2004 at 10:59:15 -

Commas have the extra pointy thing underneath them - I didn't realise you were into THAT, Ashman

 
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22nd January, 2004 at 16:56:01 -

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Duh... yes.

 
Show me the power child,
I'd like to say,
That I'm down on my knees today,
Gives me the butterflies,
Gives me away,
'Til I'm up on my feet again,
I'm feeling outshined.


"Outshined" - SoundGarden

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22nd January, 2004 at 17:07:32 -

i hate commas, they're just too confusing.

 
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22nd January, 2004 at 18:20:34 -

I still have never understood semicolons. I mean we've all seen a full colon right, yeah, pretty groovy and useful little symbol. But then they have to go stuff it all up by having a semicolon. Does semi not mean half? A semicolon does not look like half a colon...it's a bloody colon with a comma added...a semicolon would look like a full stop or a dot in the middle of line! They should be renamed to something like a commacolon for less confusing with stupid people like myself...

...and is it not true that a colon is a part of your digestive system! What's the deal with that? I mean you go, yeah lost my colon the other day...and everyone would be like...OH No that's tragic...and your kinda looking at em strange cause you only actually lost of piece of paper with a colon on it but they thought...yeah well whatever...
...and in the case of the colon organ thing. How could you have a semicolon? It's like you go into the doctor and he's like "Terrible news. You were born with a semi colon, that's why your shitting out of your other end..." or something horrible like that. I mean is semicolon not the stupidest word in existance!?

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22nd January, 2004 at 19:25:44 -

Muggus is hungover. Gee, I'm so shocked.

 
Show me the power child,
I'd like to say,
That I'm down on my knees today,
Gives me the butterflies,
Gives me away,
'Til I'm up on my feet again,
I'm feeling outshined.


"Outshined" - SoundGarden

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23rd January, 2004 at 11:23:56 -

i always had my suspiscions.

 
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23rd January, 2004 at 17:41:47 -

Another prefix for half is demi. I've always wondered why that magic attack on the Final Fantasy Series is called "demi"(reduce hp by half).

Demicolon sounds cool. It kinda sounds like the minion of an evil colon.

 
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23rd January, 2004 at 17:57:56 -

i think the semi-colon works great for smileys like this

 
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23rd January, 2004 at 18:16:37 -

Can we talk about something a little more interesting than semi-colons, please?

 
Show me the power child,
I'd like to say,
That I'm down on my knees today,
Gives me the butterflies,
Gives me away,
'Til I'm up on my feet again,
I'm feeling outshined.


"Outshined" - SoundGarden

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23rd January, 2004 at 18:35:59 -

let's talk about demicolons then.

Although they're alomost exactly the same as semicolons, they are minions of the evil force known as the colon. Why are they so threatening? You can smell them from 5 miles away.

 
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23rd January, 2004 at 19:23:15 -

Does anybody know what the hell "Vis a Vie" means? It's been bugging me since Matrix Reloaded.

 
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24th January, 2004 at 09:11:29 -

it means "that's to say". as in "strong human emotions... that's to say, love". or "ashman's penis... that's to say, small".

i had a scare when skimming this post and paul said he was ashamed. i thought he said he was ASHMANNED. paul, if you have secretly been Ashmanned, don't worry. there are people that can help you.



 
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24th January, 2004 at 09:21:14 -

You mean... *sob*... there's a cure... oh sweet merciful heavens...

 
Show me the power child,
I'd like to say,
That I'm down on my knees today,
Gives me the butterflies,
Gives me away,
'Til I'm up on my feet again,
I'm feeling outshined.


"Outshined" - SoundGarden
   

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