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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:10 AM

25. The two commas in the first sentence, while not incorrect, are quite unnecessary. Every other one of

your commas here seems standard usage to me, though nowadays some of them would commonly be eliminated. I tend to favor the older, more comma rich, style--obviously. But then I, as opposed to many, also give a fuck about an Oxford comma:



Your frequent use of dashes and colons is unusual, but I like that, too.

What I find amusing is that veganlush, commenting on you perceived overuse of commas, did not mention your complete lack of sentence-ending punctuation marks. I think that's due to your helpful use of white space to isolate the thoughts.

Also, I can't help but to suspect that veganlush is a punctuation anarchist.

This meta language ramble brought to you, most of whom probably don't give fuck about any of it, by a former English major who neither knows nor follows all of the language rules.

As for the ideas you presented, I fear that you are correct.This loss did not release the baggers from the bubble. I think we need to work hard to stop others from being lured in. Our campaign must not end now--message, message, message.

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