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AK BOY



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um what?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your previous post was very difficult to read. Punction is your friend. To borrow Ms. Frisby for a moment:

Ms. Frisby wrote:
It's the difference between "help your uncle jack off the horse" and "help your uncle, Jack, off the horse."



I'm not usually a grammer/spelling nazi (those who know me will laugh now.)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ya im just in the middle of sports entertainment marketing so im in a hurry so i dont have time for puctuation. lol sorry bout that
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wrassling is in safe hands!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agamemnon wrote:
Your previous post was very difficult to read. Punction is your friend. To borrow Ms. Frisby for a moment:

Ms. Frisby wrote:
It's the difference between "help your uncle jack off the horse" and "help your uncle, Jack, off the horse."



I'm not usually a grammer/spelling nazi (those who know me will laugh now.)


Bad example. Typically people have more than one uncle, so Jack would be essential to the sentence and not set off by commas. but fuck gramer
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zaden wrote:
Agamemnon wrote:
Your previous post was very difficult to read. Punction is your friend. To borrow Ms. Frisby for a moment:

Ms. Frisby wrote:
It's the difference between "help your uncle jack off the horse" and "help your uncle, Jack, off the horse."



I'm not usually a grammer/spelling nazi (those who know me will laugh now.)


Bad example. Typically people have more than one uncle, so Jack would be essential to the sentence and not set off by commas. but fuck gramer


Not when capitalization isn't used.....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't have time for punctuation, you don't have time to post.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
If you don't have time for punctuation, you don't have time to post.


Agreed. That does not mean you need to abuse punctuation, though.

As far as the Uncle Jack thing goes, generally it is clear from the statement which uncle you are talking about without using a name, as only one would be likely to do the particular action being described, especially if it were part of a longer conversation. If there were multiple uncles planning on jacking off a horse, I would be very disturbed if your family was anything other than horse breeders.

And, if you must, you can always fall back on the "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves" phrase.

It's a great book, by the way, and, if you're confused about punctuation, I suggest you read it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love Ms. Frisby's "Help your uncle jack off the horse."


It's a funny way to illistrate the importance of punctuation and capitalization.


I'm a little worried how much scrutiny it is receiving, however.

*is scared of the grammar nazis now*
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the difference between specifying WHICH uncle needs help off of the horse and asking someone to perform a function they'd probably rather not.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In both cases there would probably be no commas.

This is probably the most relavent series of posts the forums will ever see.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commas, I believe, are entirely appropriate and grammatically correct.


Though, admittantly, I would probably be the last one to ask....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zaden wrote:
In both cases there would probably be no commas.

This is probably the most relavent series of posts the forums will ever see.


This is dependant on whether you are going to call the man you are helping "Uncle Jack" or "Jack."

So, if you call him "Uncle Jack," then the sentence is: Help your Uncle Jack off the horse.

However, if you call him "Jack," then the commas are necessary being that you do not include the word "uncle" as part of the proper noun as a title, but rather simply as an indicator of relation. So: Help your uncle, Jack, off the horse.

This version of the sentence could also be referring to the one who is doing the helping. Which means someone is telling Jack to help his uncle. And inserting the directee's name into the middle of the sentence requires a comma, just as putting it at the beginning or end of the sentence would. As in: Jack, help your uncle off the horse. Or: Help your uncle off the horse, Jack. While it is awkward to do so in the middle of a sentence, it is not against grammatical rules to do so, but it would be incorrect to do so without setting off the proper name with the necessary commas.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MsFrisby wrote:
This is dependant on whether you are going to call the man you are helping "Uncle Jack" or "Jack."

So, if you call him "Uncle Jack," then the sentence is: Help your Uncle Jack off the horse.


with a bolt gun, perhaps.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL ok what ever with the pouctioation. weve really gotten of topic and thats about the monique lookalike
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