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BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests

Robo 15 Feb 00 - 11:58 PM
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Troll 02 Feb 00 - 01:34 PM
Amos 02 Feb 00 - 01:28 PM
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GUEST,songster bob 02 Feb 00 - 12:47 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Robo
Date: 15 Feb 00 - 11:58 PM

Áine . . . you can quote me any time! (Sorry for the delay in responding. Lost track of the thread.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: catspaw49
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 05:04 PM

Berea gave placement tests to all incoming freshman students. I was assigned to a comp class with only a dozen students, the "cream of the crop." This could have been a complete disaster but the prof was a fine gentleman named Jerome Hughes. He dispensed with all the normal texts and assignments given to other classes and turned this group into a VERY loosely structured creative writing class. He threw out all the rules and said, "Write." It was a great class. When the semester exam came around, he said there was only one subject and he began to write on the blackboard. The first word he wrote was "Describe." Everyone gave good-natured hoots, hollers, and boos. He then wrote "briefly." Fulfilling my role as resident smart-ass (some things never change), I said, "Big improvement!" He turned and stared and a huge grin came over his face. Turning back to the board he added a period. GREAT TEACHER!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 02:04 PM

You said it kat! And hey, if this art or music thing doesn't work out, I could always be an editor! I've got the job now, proofreading my youngest sister's papers. Phew, haven't edited in a while there. Makes me feel good!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 01:47 PM

I agree wiht MMario and I would love to read that paper! When I was in radio & had to write copy fast, I learned to write in one zip through on the typewriter. I continued my op/ed writing and creative pieces in longhand first, then typed. THEN I got a computer, old 286. Oh! What fun! I still am not a great typist, but I am good enough that I find my fingers tripping over themselves to keep up when I have a good thought going. If I try that by handwriting, now, it becomes illegible and frustrating because my hands get crapped, they can't write fast enough, and I find myself editing in my mind as I go along, thus not including all that I would like to.

BUT, psychologically, it goes even further for me. When I joined ICQ and first heard the sound effect of the old fashioned typewriter, I thought I'd died and gone to writer's heaven! For some reason, even though my typewriter NEVER sounded like that, I love that sound and it sparks my creativity and motivation.

I've asked before to no avail....anyone know how I can get that sound into my keyboard or WP for all the time motivation?

Oh, adn as someone whose column is carried in Wyo Woman's paper? She is a wonderful editor, a fantastic writer, and has improved the quality of said paper immeasurably, and I am freelance, so I am not saying that to "suck up".**BG** I believe a good editor is also someone who can write well....keeps it all in balance and that is what life is all about, right?

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Troll
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 01:34 PM

Amos, MM has a good point. I'm a lot less wordy on a keyboard than with a pen because I'm a lousy typist. On second thought, this is probably a good thing. I tend to ramble.

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 01:28 PM

MM, that's a barrelhouse of a notion; the medium is the massage. The tool tells the writer how to talk! This means that all through the wilding mazes of the 'Cat, we are mostly listening to the voices of Fingerprints (except 'spaw who uses his coccyx).

Now, if we were chiseling these threads in balsa wood or p'raps spreading them on huge sheets of newsprint using fingerpaints, we would come up with entirely different communications! The somato-utilitarian school of communication theory! Quick, give this man a PhD on me!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: MMario
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:50 PM

Mbo - I had the same experience in college, though now I find myself sadly out of practice. I do wish that I could find a copy of my paper "My Pen, My Pencil and My Typewriter"

I found I write/compose differently depending on what I use to write (physically).


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mbo
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:30 PM

Yes, as a grammar weirdy I also have a totally different take on writing. They always told me over the years--first do a rough draft, than continually edit and fix, until it becomes the final draft. I can't do that. I sit there and put everything I want to say on paper in one sitting. Sure, I might change a few things here and there--but I like to concentrate as much as possible on the one topic before I move on the the next paragraph. And usually the spelling and grammar is pretty much right from the get go. It works--almost all the papers I've written (except 3 hmmmph!) have got A's. "Everyone to their own taste," as the old lady said when she kissed the cow.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: sophocleese
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:17 PM

My favourite misprint in a newspaper occurred in an article about a new program in the schools, "We hope to install a sense of environmental awareness in the students." That's great, just drive 'em into the shop and we'll put that microchip in behind the left ear.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Peg
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 10:44 AM

hi all; wow it turned into a thread about grammar, language and editing...wild.

I have taught college English for years, and am now a freelance writer and editor...and agree with WyoWoman that we need more editors who actually know a few things about grammar and usage, not to mention, ahem, writing... once, in an article I did for a local arts paper, I wrote a sentence which was a reference to Gershwin, ending with the words '"but it ain't necessarily so." My "editor" amended that to read "it's not necessarily true." DUH>>>>>>

also, just a correction to what was said earlier re: Winston Churchill...I think the quotation (not quote, that refers to those little marks, you ungrammatical ignoramuses you! ;~0) refered to as originating with the great statesman was the second one, "This is something up with which I will not put"--

the other one, "Mother, what did you bring the book I didn't want to be read to out of up for?" is from an old joke/anecdote and has been cited in the record books as the sentence with the most prepositions at the end... HOWEVER, it usually refers to a child who did not want to be read from a bedtime book about Australia, and reads thusly:

"Mother, what did you bring the book I didn't want to be read to out of about 'Down Under' up for?"

and I am pretty sure it was not Winston Churchill who said this...

nor is the R.J. Stewart who produces "Xena Warrior Princess" the same R. J. Stewart who wrote all the books on Celtic mythology...

and other misunderstandings...

like, you know, whatever....

peg


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Amos
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 08:49 AM

Let us praise those who can and do communicate; and thank those who help make it happen. The best of messages can be harmed by neglect of clear conventions. But the best of conventions can also chill the heart of communication when not used wisely.

I could not love good editing half so much, loved I not good writing more!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Áine
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 08:26 AM

Dear Rob-o,

Please understand that I am *not* one of the proponents of 'those who can do, those who can't teach', especially since I am a teacher of young children. That obnoxious phrase has always made the hair on the back of my neck rise. I agree whole-heartedly with you about the skills needed in writing, and that they aren't always found in the same person. You expressed it succintly and well. May I quote you?

--


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 03:26 AM

Hey, you grammar jumkies - get your heads around "the king of England's hat". And (oops!) don't bother to tell me we haven't got a king ...

Elliptically, Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Robo
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 01:06 AM

'Xactly, Áine. Although I would differ with you slightly on the "those who can, do; those who can't, teach." It's more a matter of lending a talent to a collaborative enterprise, no?. I've been both writer, editor and proofreader. Neither is easy, and all produce pride in the 'doer.' As a writer, I look to capture my thoughts as clearly as I can. As an editor, I then look to polish the text to ensure that what I'm reading is actually what I meant to say. As a proofreader, I try to catch the typos so none of us looks silly in print. The three skills always make the writing process complete -- they're just not always found in the same person.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Sorcha
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 01:05 AM

Librium would be good, but I take Zoloft.........I would love to be a copy editor, even asked our local small-town paper Mother May I, and they said, no, we don't need one, we have this great new computer that DOES IT ALL1!(??)We have more mistakes now than then. Times were different then.............THREAD CREEP ALERT!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: WyoWoman
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:56 AM

Dear Guest of a Guest, Maybe copy editors are dry, dry, dry, but I can tell you the business of daily journalism is suffering right now for lack of people who can actually spot the difference between their, they're and there, or it and it's or who know that a wrought-iron gate is not a rod iron gate, regardless of what spellchek sez. My KINGDOM for a couple of good copy editors...

And, by the way, Ryan, if you ever come back: The Mudcat just hit a bad patch there for a while, thanks, as you said, to an obnoxious old fuck and some accusatory pricks, which may sound like a good name for a band but really isn't. Anyway, don't judge the 'Cat by a few crummy posts. It isn't usually like this, and we'll find some equilibrium soon. Or just some librium...

WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: GUEST,songster bob
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:47 AM

That email address for God -- God@heaven.com -- is probably wrong. It should be God@heaven.org, and be thankful that it's not (Moral Majority types notwithstanding) God@heaven.gov.

Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Áine
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:33 AM

Exactly Rob-o -- Even 'God' can make mistakes. Take for example the title of this thread. Shouldn't it have been 'Coming CLEAN about all the song requests'???

-- Áine

(Those who have a good story to tell, write. Those who know how to make a good story great, edit.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Robo
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:30 AM

"Make that 'his or her editor.'

-- Rob-o's proofreader.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Robo
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:28 AM

The proof, it's said, is in the pudding. Any writer worth his or her salt thanks his editor. Copy?


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: GUEST,of a Guest
Date: 02 Feb 00 - 12:01 AM

My experience has been that the most insipid of writers are those who are the proof editors; they have the mechanics down, but their content is as dry as the western prairie winds, it is as if they can only connect with a tumbleweed, and of course, they consider themselves to be the gods of the writer's world.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: bbelle
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 08:51 PM

Caitrin (what a pretty name) ... I, too, took four years of Latin. "My mother made me ...!"

Regarding the posting of one's email address. In case you don't read or listen to the news, there are people out in cyberspace who stalk. There are people out in cyberspace who murder. There are people out in cyberspace who lure children out of their homes. If you don't feel the need for protection or that anyone else needs protection, bully for you. I do ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Amos
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 05:29 PM

C:



Bless them for holding a line on it. I'm a great believer in the dynamic flux of living language and the color and rhythm of plain talk. But there is a faint, fine line between extending the language, stretching it in positive ways, and abusing it.

Sometimes it is hard to make the distinction. But my sense is one needs to pay the dues of learning the real scope and discipline of the language he inherits, in order to build from there. I hate to see our beautiful tongue made less just because of crass habits, laziness, and the refusal to know how it works.

It just plain distressses me -- like seeing someone scratch up a Martin, our pound nails with a crescent wrench.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Caitrin
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 05:21 PM

No wonder my emails weren't going through! I was sending them to heaven.net! That explains it!

Both my parents were English majors. They are absolutely vicious on papers. (Particularly my mother, who, like Mbo, gets a big kick out of grammar. She really enjoyed Latin, too. Personally, I think anyone who describes the ablative absolute as "fun" has problems.) However, I appreciate the fact that they've been hard on me...my writing is much, much, much better as a result. I'm good at grammar, but I don't like it. The only grammatical error that really bothers me is pronoun/antecedent disagreement.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Hagbardr
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 03:50 PM

I go even higher up. I talk to root@heaven.com

What's the difference between God and root?

God is forgiving.

Hagbard


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Amos
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 10:38 AM

I suspect this Thread is the OT Catchall Deluxe Off-Thread Trash Compactor, Grinder, and Combination Blender and Can-squasher, all in one neat package for 9.99!! Order yours today!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Brendy
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 05:26 AM

I talk to him all the time. His E address is God@heaven.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: GUEST,Anon
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 02:35 AM

I requested 2 months ago, or more, that poster's return e-mail addresses be given besides any 'handle' one may choose to give or not to give. Just see what we've missed now- God's own e-mail address. I'd love to have it, as there are a few issues I'd like to take with him, or her, or it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 01:13 AM

Hey, you guys, I came across a great bargain at Edward Hamilton, Bookseller - it's THE NEW WELL-TEMPERED SENTENCE: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed, by Karen Elizabeth Gordon. It's the funniest grammar book I've ever seen, and it's a steal at $4.95. Well, her Deluxe Transitive Vampire might be funnier, but it's $15.40 at bn.com.
Allow me to give you some examplse of the examples in thse books:
I fondled his lapel before I caressed his socks.
If she capitulates, we will reward her with a lollipop.
The debutante took to the great outdoors as if she'd been raised by wolves.
After the podiatrist pounced on her, he buffed her heels and tweaked her toes.
If this is love, I've made a terrible mistake.
If you let out the cat, I'll let out the last word.
...a bit strange, perhaps, but a great way to learn grammar. Lots of Jerry Silverman songbooks on sale at Hamilton, too.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Amos
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:59 AM

Rant on, Kat!! I can't believe the degree of inane stupidity we (collectively) have let loose on our own futures. I hired a writer last year who seemed well qualified by experience to do technical documentation, and she in real fact didn't know the difference between a comma and a semicolon, nor could she use articles correctly; I could vent for a while about this because I felt duped at having to train her in the things she presented herself as knowing, although I didn't want to kick her out because she was good hearted and did work "hard" -- just not very well. For a working adult to be so adrift in basic language skills just boggles my mind!

My daughter, at fifteen, writes a better paragraph than that. But she did not learn it at school.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:48 AM

I was specifically told I would NOT be asked back by a high school English teacher whose papers I graded because I was "too hard" on the kids. "They would've been devastated" if she'd given them back their essays I'd graded, because of all the red marks. Really made me mad. There were some kids who had excellent voices, just need guidance in putting it all on paper. This was at the beginning of the year, so they would've had the whole year to learn. I was so PO'd that I called the ehad of the English dept. at our local college. He told me the dumbing down was common and that they had kids coming into their freshman class who couldn't write a decent paragraph if their lives depended on it. My daughter had independent study for several classes from junior high on because she was so bored with what they offered, an that was at what were considered top notch schools here and back East.

katgettingoffofsoapboxnow


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:44 AM

'S alright, Amos. The 'Cat is a strange place where the laws of the natural world are constantly defied!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: GUEST,ddw
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:40 AM

Wasn't it also Winston Churchill who also, when someone pointed out that he had ended a sentence with a preposition, who replied: "That's the kind of thing up with which I will not put"?

david (who makes his living trying to put other people's writing into something akin to understandable English and still doesn't always get it right).


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: paddymac
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:40 AM

Arrrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhh. We non-grammarian mere mortals surrender. Given gerund gender variation, stimulated dangling participles can be functional.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Amos
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:39 AM

Then why did he later say it was something up with which he would not Put? And my B**t is a compound object, too :>)

But not very flowery to! :>)

Thanks for not pointing out my failings Mbo!!! I have enough volunteers for that in real space!



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:32 AM

Amos, I'm sure Mbo is being too kind to tell you, but "flowery" is part of the compound object of the preposition "to," and not part of an infinitive. Weren't you, Mbo? I often tell people that I have a malformation in my brain that causes me to proofread automatically (spelling and grammar, of course). Not the kind of thing that's a big hit at parties, but what can you do?

You all know, don't you, about the time Winston Churchill ended a sentence with five prepositions? He was but a child, and his mother had come upstairs with a bedtime storybook that was not the one he had requested. Little Winnie cried, "Mother, what did you bring the book I didn't want to be read to out of up for?"

Aloha
Mark (closet grammarian)


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mbo
Date: 01 Feb 00 - 12:16 AM

Thanks, Moonchild! Maybe I'm not so wacky after all! BTW shouldn't that be dangling participle? And what about "the gerund," which I always say wrong "je-RUND" to annoy people. It kinda sounds like Jerome! :{>

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: bbelle
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 11:12 PM

meebo ... if you're the grammar king, I'm the grammar queen. People have paid big bucks to NOT have me grade or edit their papers. Out! Out, I say ... with pregnant pauses, dangling prepositions, run-on sentences, and misused adverbs. The well-written sentence will catch people's emotions; the poorly written sentence will catch their eyes ... moonchild


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: GUEST,ddw
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 10:55 PM

Hey, 'Spaw, you can't pull that old colon-cut routine and have us believe you're any less full of it than you used to be.....;-)).

david


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 07:02 PM

"If I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep." -George Gordon (Lord Byron)

I live by it....I got more conditions then I want to think about myself.....so they're serious...so what? Whaddya' gonna' do, call a cop? Laugh...can't hurt.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mbo
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 06:57 PM

'Spaw, with my "condition" I find those jokes not very funny.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: catspaw49
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 06:49 PM

So you're having part of yours removed or what Meebo? I had a chunk of small intestine removed last May and it didn't seem to make any difference......Lemmee know if the large intestine remval works out for you. Maybe you oughta' practice the colon first. Have someone give you a high colonic.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mbo
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 06:36 PM

Well, it's not exactly fun....it was either do grammar (which was easy, at least for me), write a composition (Horrible! Most horrible!), or do nothing and get in trouble! And now for my next act, I'm going to extoll the virtues of the semicolon...

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: paddymac
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 06:13 PM

It's called "stream of consciousness writing". Here, it gets transmitted without the benefit of leisurely review and editing. And then there's that awful confusion between inkerrect spelling and typographic inexactitude. Put them all together and, Akdnweshuiertjs fksn. Not really a problem unless it gets in the way of communicating and, most especially, understanding. Those two "words" don't mean anything - just evidence of twitching fingers. No, no, no. Don't anybody go there. :>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Max
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 05:55 PM

Dear God. I appreciate you help up to this point, but I'm gonna have to ask you to leave me alone... again. I thought we discussed this already. We agreed. You get universal control of all normal living beings... and I get all the Mudcatters. Now get out.

Satan, uh, I mean Max.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 05:23 PM

Caitrin, my thoughts exactly!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Caitrin
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 05:21 PM

Mbo...that is sick. Sick, sick, sick. : ) People who do grammar exercises for fun should have their heads examined!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Amos
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 05:14 PM

>(often to flowery and Tolkien-influenced) but they can't >get me on the grammar & spelling. Of course, on the > 'Cat, that all goes out the window!

All us pickers get the Mudcat Tremor and fatfinger things we would never ordinarily send out. My many offenses, like yours, are not born of ignorance but of haste. Since coming tot he Mudcat I am compelled to squeeze two lifetimes into one spacetime continuum, and it ain't easy!! BTW there is no infinitive form to the verb "flowery". (See above). But if we need one for a song, I'll make an exception!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 05:10 PM

Mbo - that last sentence fragment saved you a big bunch of ribbing, you better believe it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coming Clear about all the song requests
From: Mbo
Date: 31 Jan 00 - 05:06 PM

In my family, I'm the king of grammar. When I was younger, I would skip the writing assignments in my English book, and instead do all the grammar exercises. And when I got to the end, I'd do them all over again. I did them many times, and hence became a grammar junkie. All my family would come to me to proofread their stuff. When I was done, the paper would be filled with tons of marks! They called me "The Hatchet Man." Especially in Okinawa, when were writing the Newsletter, I was the editor, making the last corrections before printing. Of course, while studying for the GED I finally learned how to write. They can criticize my writing style (often to flowery and Tolkien-influenced) but they can't get me on the grammar & spelling. Of course, on the 'Cat, that all goes out the window!

--Mbo


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