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2013-09-18 04:26:45 PM
,,,,,,chameleon
 
2013-09-18 04:32:49 PM
,,,,,,Sutra
 
2013-09-18 04:32:57 PM
I'll bet Stephen Hawking can't stand, being crippled
 
2013-09-18 04:38:03 PM
,,,,,,kaze
 
2013-09-18 04:41:29 PM
Thirteen rules for using commas without looking, like an idiot.

FIXED
 
2013-09-18 04:48:59 PM
what, like, is this about?, u mad, broseph?,,,
 
2013-09-18 04:58:51 PM
People who don't use the Harvard comma are doodyheads.
 
2013-09-18 04:59:22 PM
I'm still good for dating your daughter, right?
 
2013-09-18 05:00:34 PM
Reminds me of a Russian professor I had who always and exclusively used Katherine the Great and her horse examples for grammar.
 
2013-09-18 05:00:42 PM
I'd like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God.
 
2013-09-18 05:01:44 PM
filmdope.com
 
2013-09-18 05:02:11 PM
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Tha,t,',s ,, is, w,,h,y, they s,e,,n,t, me,. I am a,n,, ex,,,,per,t.
 
2013-09-18 05:02:12 PM
Hmmm, what, is; this, farkery,?
 
2013-09-18 05:03:00 PM
,,,,,,'n Eileen
 
2013-09-18 05:03:30 PM
I'd rather have a comma than a semi-colon.
 
2013-09-18 05:03:30 PM
So, when you see a duck you are to use commas?
 
2013-09-18 05:03:44 PM
Thirteen, rules, for using, commas, without, looking like, an idiot.

Fixed for William Shatner.
 
2013-09-18 05:03:50 PM
Eats, shoots, and leaves?
 
2013-09-18 05:04:37 PM
Isn't all of that ,,,,,n knowledge?
 
2013-09-18 05:06:54 PM

nutkick_42: Isn't all of that ,,,,,n knowledge?


You're quite ,,,,,,ical
 
2013-09-18 05:07:03 PM
 
2013-09-18 05:07:04 PM

bikerbob59: So, when you see a duck you are to use commas?


www.epiclol.com

As an example.
 
2013-09-18 05:07:17 PM
I got bored at rule 7, when she abandoned the duck theme.
 
2013-09-18 05:08:13 PM
No, one should treat rule #9 as an absolute.
 
2013-09-18 05:08:33 PM
I'm not amused. A friend of mine is in a comma after a colon infection went bad.
 
2013-09-18 05:08:55 PM
I just recently dropped the use of a comma in a specific use in emails. "Thank you, Liz." has become, "Thank you Liz.". I dropped it because I was the only person using one in this situation. Ever.
 
2013-09-18 05:10:36 PM

farkingismybusiness: [img.gawkerassets.com image 693x390]
Tha,t,',s ,, is, w,,h,y, they s,e,,n,t, me,. I am a,n,, ex,,,,per,t.


Came for the Lark Voorhies reference. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-09-18 05:10:40 PM
english109mercy.files.wordpress.com

Pretty funny.
 
2013-09-18 05:11:39 PM
comma, comma, comma, comma, comma, commaealion,,, you come and go,,,,,,, you come and go.
 
2013-09-18 05:12:19 PM

tuna fingers: I just recently dropped the use of a comma in a specific use in emails. "Thank you, Liz." has become, "Thank you Liz.". I dropped it because I was the only person using one in this situation. Ever.


Thank you tuna, fingers.
 
2013-09-18 05:12:44 PM

flucto: Reminds me of a Russian professor I had who always and exclusively used Katherine the Great and her horse examples for grammar.


Who the hell is Katherine the Great?
 
2013-09-18 05:13:10 PM
I prefer an alternative to rule 13:

10.000,00
 
2013-09-18 05:13:22 PM
You know, I think I read this somewhere else before...

Oh yeah! The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). It was overly-expensive*, and I almost never used it (since the online version through Purdue is searchable through Google), but it was a fantastic paperweight and people always asked what the hell that giant blue book was on my shelf next to The Communist Manifesto, Mein Kampf, and the host of other books which were required reading in my graduate program.

*The Chicago Manual of Style, if I remember correctly, cost well over one hundred dollars at the campus bookstore.**

**I do not remember precisely, as I mercifully did not have to spend money on books. $650 for one semester of books paid for by scholarships, and that was every semester.
 
2013-09-18 05:13:49 PM
You just put it anywhere that an f-bomb would work.
 
2013-09-18 05:15:32 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-09-18 05:16:27 PM
Someone has a phobia of ducks.
 
2013-09-18 05:16:40 PM
I can't read that without seeing every comma.
 
2013-09-18 05:16:47 PM
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-09-18 05:18:14 PM
As someone, who, corresponds regularly, with editors, and, whose wife, is also an editor, I'm getting a kick....

Blah, blah, blah.

Freakin' commas, how do they work?
 
2013-09-18 05:18:27 PM
weknowawesome.com
Hooray for the Internet, Strippers and the Oxford Comma!
 
2013-09-18 05:20:06 PM
Anytime you would pause while speaking out loud, use a comma.
 
2013-09-18 05:23:06 PM

uber humper: [english109mercy.files.wordpress.com image 304x439]

Pretty funny.


Especially because she was wrong in some instances.

/"sentence fragment" is a sentence fragment
 
2013-09-18 05:23:11 PM

mike_d85: I'm still good for dating your daughter, right?


Yeah, she forgot to mention tags, but maybe people don't make comma mistakes when using them.

She also didn't mention non-restrictive relative clauses that occur in the middle of a sentence and putting a comma at the end of a quote that is in a sentence which continues after the quote.
 
2013-09-18 05:25:00 PM
I view the comma like a penis. If you can fit it in, then do so.

/it even looks like a sperm
 
2013-09-18 05:25:54 PM

PanicMan: Anytime you would pause while speaking out loud, use a comma.


What, if, you, have, a, really, bad, stammer?
 
2013-09-18 05:26:24 PM
The comma following a series is called a 'serial comma,' it is is not named after a University.
 
2013-09-18 05:26:43 PM

gfid: Who the hell is Katherine the Great?


My brain sees the name with Cyrillic letters, deal with it.
 
2013-09-18 05:29:18 PM

Millennium: Thirteen, rules, for using, commas, without, looking like, an idiot.

Fixed for William Shatner.


Thirteen rules for...using...commas without looking...like an...idiot.

Fixed...for Christopher...Walken.
 
2013-09-18 05:29:27 PM

JNowe: You just put it anywhere that an f-bomb would work.


I know people like that.  Every 3rd or 4th word is farken.  It's farken distracting to farken listen to them farken speaking.  I think they farken think they are farken commas or farken something.
 
2013-09-18 05:30:41 PM

MNguy: The comma following a series is called a 'serial comma,' it is is not named after a University.


Oxford's not a university; it's a complete dump.

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