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(Slate)   A cogent argument about why English should use upside-down punctuation marks, just like Spanish. ¡Brilliant   (slate.com) divider line 56
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2013-11-25 08:49:57 PM
People can't even use ' these days.
 
2013-11-25 09:42:20 PM
I think you've got something there, Subby. A way to put exclamation points in Fark headlines.

Of course, the reason you're not allowed to put exclamation points in Fark headlines now is the number of insane people who use more than one!!!!

Like that!!!!!

I have a theory. When you repeat letters you should generally not use more than six, like soooooo! More tthan six is probably too many, and less tha six may not work, like soo!

There is moderation and a proper medium in all things.
 
2013-11-25 10:10:18 PM
I've been reading for almost 40 years now and this has never been a problem for me. The flow of the sentence structure will tell you what kind of sentence it is. Even reading something written from another era will have the same cues. It's was very helpful when learning spanish, but I Learned french and there was no need.
 
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2013-11-25 10:17:21 PM
Dear ʃpaniʃh:

Take yovr vpʃide-down prefix punctvation - Not to mention yovr diacriticicalʃ (lookin' at yov, n-with-a-tilde-over-it that occvrʃ in ʃo many of my favorite foodʃ) - And ʃtvff them directly vp yovr corn-and-frijole excreting bvngholeʃ.

'kay?
 
2013-11-25 11:35:40 PM
Does FARK's link submission thingee automatically strip out certain punctuation marks at the end of headlines? I could've sworn the last one I submitted ended with an ellipsis, but it doesn't show up in the unapproved link on my user page. I'm guessing subby used a closing ! in his headline.
 
2013-11-26 08:25:20 AM

cyberspacedout: Does FARK's link submission thingee automatically strip out certain punctuation marks at the end of headlines? I could've sworn the last one I submitted ended with an ellipsis, but it doesn't show up in the unapproved link on my user page. I'm guessing subby used a closing ! in his headline.


I'm pretty sure it does - it allows question marks, but not exclamation points (at least based on a redlit headline I submitted).
 
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