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(Literary Hub)   Punctuation writers will go to war over: Ed Abbey spiked the semicolon; Abe Lincoln set it free. Fitzgerald never gave exclamation points the green light, but Tom Wolfe thought they had the right stuff. Cormac McCarthy tolerates periods. Tolerates   (lithub.com) divider line
    More: Misc, Punctuation, Typography, Question mark, percent punctuation, minimum of goddamn commas, ASCII, headlong love, punctuation marks  
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4 days ago  
"I believe in periods, in capitals, in the occasional comma, and that's it."

That's good stuff.
 
3 days ago  

Rent Party: "I believe in periods, in capitals, in the occasional comma, and that's it."

That's good stuff.


He aint kiddin either.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  
i just got a time out but i dont care because im going getting all ee cummings on you assholes.
 
3 days ago  
fark anyone who hates commas.

Maybe we should have a Voigjt-Kampff test for people who demand sentences be simple or easy to read.

Bastards.
 
3 days ago  

Rent Party: "I believe in periods, in capitals, in the occasional comma, and that's it."

That's good stuff.


I knew only that Cormac was my warrant. If God did not speak Cormac's name, God has never spoken.
 
3 days ago  
If the reader notices and is distracted by your punctuation you're doing it wrong.
 
3 days ago  
Screw you and screw your prescriptive advice.  I'll use whatever punctuation I want.  I don't write the way Vonnegut, Hemingway, or Joyce does unless I'm making fun of them  -insert semicolon or em-Dash here- I write as I speak, in my own voice!

C'mere and fight me, you sissy English majors!  "I'll give you half a slap and you'll probably lie down and die."
 
3 days ago  
Rimmer (dictating): After intensive investigation, comma, of the markings on the alien pod, comma, it has become clear, comma, to me, comma, that we are dealing, comma, with a species of awesome intellect, colon.

Holly : Good. Perhaps they might be able to give you a hand with your punctuation.
 
2 days ago  

mengelji: C'mere and fight me, you sissy English majors! "I'll give you half a slap and you'll probably lie down and die."

C'mere Come here and fight me, you sissy English majors!  "I'll give you half ^of a slap and you'll probably lie lay down and die."

 
2 days ago  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: mengelji: C'mere and fight me, you sissy English majors! "I'll give you half a slap and you'll probably lie down and die."

C'mere Come here and fight me, you sissy English majors!  "I'll give you half ^of a slap and you'll probably lie lay down and die."


"Screw you too, Kid"
             - Stephen King, 2012
 
2 days ago  
Punctuation arguments put me in a comma.
 
2 days ago  
 
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