Why Punctuation is Everything

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by S.A.M., Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    By youthful, you mean posts that disagree with you, you old Rhino!

    Not quite 62,
    but I'm younger now than when I was ten years old.

    I had a very influential English teacher, who taught me both cynicism and punctuation.
    It was a double-period.

    btw. Take a day off. You can't spend every day battling against the evil hoardes.
     
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  3. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Whats a day off?

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    Glad you're enjoying the second childhood.

    I had great English teachers, all of them. Loved the language, loved teaching it, instilled a love for reading and writing well in us. I have been lucky.
     
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  5. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    If you get a good English teacher , it's the equivalent of having good parents.
    They set you up for life.
     
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Any good teacher.

    If you were born after 1945 but before 1965, you're a Baby Boomer. That puts you in a different generation from us War Babies, young feller.

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  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Is there a term for those born after 1965?
     
  9. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Spoiled brats.
     
  10. Atom Registered Senior Member

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    Actually I think I've invented a new word there...

    Pandantic

    Someone who is pedantic but only concerning punctuation.

    I'm going to add that to my lists.

    A Microbe

    A very small dressing gown for children.


    A Tadpole

    Someone born here but with a Polish parent.

    A Weevil

    A small devilish child. (see Damien).
     
  11. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Any good teacher. You are right there.

    No, I wasn't born before the terrible Winter of 1948, so I'm definitely a baby boomer, Old Timer.

    We'll both outlive all these spoiled weevils (post 1965, see below)
    They've no sense or punctuation about them at all.
     
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  12. Atom Registered Senior Member

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    Well 1965 saw the advent of thee Beatles so Weevils seems a plausible term. Ermm we'd expect the Dynasty/Dallas generation...overly money oriented, conservative and with a peculiarly dire taste in music (mainly with synthesisers).
     
  13. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    In the USA they're called Generation X. Although the boundary is not precise, it's often pushed to 1961. The term is also used in other countries.
    Pehaps you're confusing "punctuation" with "punctuality." We will die "punctual" deaths.

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  14. superstring01 Moderator

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    Gen X is 1965 to 1980... ish.

    Gen Y is 1980 to 1995... ish.

    Who's after "Y"... and don't say "Z"... because it Ain't!

    ~String
     
  15. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    I've heard it called Generation "Me".
     

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