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    Posting language and punctuation

    I am not sure if this is the right place for this but here it is anyway!



    For all you texters out there...

    In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and
    more people who post on forums, send text messages and emails have long forgotten the "art" of capitalization.

    Those of you who fall into this world, please take note of the
    statement below. I cannot stress enough how grammar is very important to it.

    Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

    Is everybody clear on that?


    Millard
    ''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid!'' -- John Wayne


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    Save your breath. This is more than a losing campaign. It's a lost cause.

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    It's funny though. I'm laughing out loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    It's funny though. I'm laughing out loud.
    Me too!!!
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    LOL, maybe I should write in Norwegian instead. I am real good writing Norwegian, the only bad thing is that only a few understand it
    TH 12, 43 years post

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    i guess millard has come up with a new definition of "capital offense." lol
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    i jacked off a horse............ jk.

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    i guess i'm one of the guilty Parties.

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    Hi Millard,
    I (we/NL and I) understand your frustration completely. In a former life, NL was a secondary education English teacher, and there are oral and written communication situations that grate like fingernails against chalkboard for her. Neither one of us has a problem with texting/tweeting/internet (t/t/i) "shorthand" as long as those who use it can, when necessary and required, put a grammatically correct sentence together and know when it is appropriate to use the shorthand and when it isn't. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal recently on this same topic....When is it appropriate on an job application or in the workplace to use t/t/i jargon and when is it not appropriate. It all comes down to....know with whom you are communicating and if you want or need to make a point...use the "language" that suits the situation. When you are dealing with a diverse population (age, language differences, educational differences), as on this website, it might be the better part of valor to stick to mainstream English usage to communicate your point best to the broadest audience.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    My grammar is admittedly terrible and my education limited.

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