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(Salon)   The latest e-mail annoyance? Overzealous punctuation, often exclamation points, which make it seem like people "type so breathlessly, like they're skydiving to prom"   (salon.com) divider line 115
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2012-07-29 06:30:28 PM

saturn badger: Even my texts have commas, periods, and fully spelled words.


I see you you favour these use of the superfluous serial comma before "and".
 
2012-07-29 06:53:08 PM

jamspoon: saturn badger: Even my texts have commas, periods, and fully spelled words.

I see you you favour these use of the superfluous serial comma before "and".


Indeed.
 
2012-07-29 07:13:01 PM
Have any other old farkers noticed the ebb and flow in the number of recommended commas over the years? When I was in middle school in the early '60s, my teachers favored liberal use of them; by the time my children were that age (thirty years later), the type of comma use that I took for granted was discouraged. Since then, the pendulum seems to have swung back a bit.
 
2012-07-29 07:42:43 PM

AMonkey'sUncle: It's email. Write like ee cummings if you want. You're not being graded on grammar or punctuation!?


Of course you're not. However, if you do write that way, I am going to consider you a subliterate moron.
 
2012-07-29 07:46:33 PM

Sword and Shield: AMonkey'sUncle: It's email. Write like ee cummings if you want. You're not being graded on grammar or punctuation!?

Of course you're not. However, if you do write that way, I am going to consider you a subliterate moron.


Hey, if you are shallow you are shallow...
 
2012-07-29 08:15:18 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: lilplatinum: Agent Smiths Laugh:
Sure I make grammar grammatical errors too. Everyone does. At least I try to make the effort to proof-read and edit my own work before making myself appear like a juvenile.

FTFY

Heh, well played, though I'd argue that my use of grammar above is viable since nouns often get used as adjectives, but since their is no dictionary entry for grammar as an adjective, I have to give you that one.


Seriously?
 
2012-07-29 08:43:12 PM

Nina Haagen Dazs: AMonkey'sUncle: It's email. Write like ee cummings if you want. You're not being graded on grammar or punctuation!?

I tend to judge people based on their spelling, grammar and punctuation. I doubt that I'm the only one who does this.


i do too but i'm lazy. and way back when the ee cummings defense meant something.

before wikipedia said he didn't actually do that.
 
2012-07-29 09:42:14 PM

Gyrfalcon: "This stall is for those who like to masturbate in privet."


upload.wikimedia.org

Ouch...
 
2012-07-29 11:08:08 PM

MajorityWhip: lilplatinum: Agent Smiths Laugh:
Sure , I make grammar grammatical errors , too as well. Everyone does. At least I try to make the effort to proof-read and edit my own work before making myself appear like a juvenile.

FTFY


i178.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-29 11:18:39 PM
Our principal scientist at work, a very cordial older gentleman, begins all his e-mails as if they were letters with the salutation Dear followed by the recipient's name. Makes me chuckle every time.
 
2012-07-29 11:28:44 PM

jamspoon: saturn badger: Even my texts have commas, periods, and fully spelled words.

I see you you favour these use of the superfluous serial comma before "and".


Damn! My bad.
 
2012-07-30 01:13:01 AM

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I sometimes forget how spoiled I am with outlook and gmail organizing emails into conversations until I get a conversation that has been bouncing back and forth before it is sent to me from a yahoo account. The worst part being that 99% of people who use yahoo have signatures full of bullshiat ascii pictures/linebreaks, .gifs, and quotes. Bonus points if people have been posting from their work accounts so you get a battle of legal disclaimers.

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2012-07-30 02:17:50 AM
When I receive poor-quality communications from someone, no matter what form of media used, I assume that other aspects of their work are similarly below acceptable standards, therefore it's doubtful they'll get what they were hoping for: jobs, sales, whatever. Additionally, if I have to seek clarification it wastes my time and annoys me: not a good way to begin a business relationship.

It's probably axiomatic that if your resume contains errors you won't get the job. Contracts containing errors can't be easily defended. It is generally accepted that business communication needs to be high quality, yet many people seem to believe that email is somehow exempted from reasonable quality standards.

Daily, I receive email from senior executives. I have never received one that wasn't succinct and error-free. They realize that email is an important method of communication, internally and externally, and the consequence of misinterpretation or error is too high. It is also discoverable evidence and low-level employees can be subpoenaed.

Finally, why would anybody advertise their illiteracy? Perhaps it's a subconscious desire to be corrected - a virtual ruler across the knuckles.
 
2012-07-30 02:54:38 AM
...................................................................... ! lolololololololol?
 
2012-07-30 05:11:51 AM
The headline looks like it was written by Aaron Amyx. Kudos!
 
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