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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:32 AM
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What posting classes did you take?
So I'm looking at a recent thread.....and it hits me.

I was self-taught....But I did notice something...

WCGreen and CaliforniaPeggy must have gone to the same school...

They always post several one-line sentences, followed by elipses...

Each sentence requires pause...fragmented thoughts, yet coherent...

Not sure if I'm correct....but it seems to be true.

The pattern is consistent....at least to me...have you noticed?

:P
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:48 PM
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1. This is a very interesting thing that you have noticed........
I think I did pick it up from him.....

It's easy to read and comprehend as well.....

I am very imitative when it comes to people I admire and respect...

You are quite perceptive....... :hug:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:36 AM
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8. I attended the same school...
I love the ellipses... (even though I never use them AS ellipses) I just love the dots...

I used to use the "X" on my old typewriter...instead of white out :)


Sometimes I write like I think... scattered, and wandering from topic to topic..

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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:50 PM
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2. I haven't taken any 'posting classes'.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:55 PM
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3. I learned anything that I know on my own
no classes, no instruction manual.

I WAS an English major, though, and am a writer as well, so that influences my style.

One thing I use a fair amount of in my own writing are dashes--for me, they come in very handy. Since we can't actually do an en or em dash without going into the ASCII character chart, it ends up being two hyphenates. Some people don't understand that, though. In Word, you can "autocorrect" to get the dash as a substitute, which is how I do it if I'm working on it.

Believe it or not, one of my favorite books is Strunk and White's Elements of Style. It's a great book to learn from.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:27 AM
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4. Here, I write conversationally.....
Taking pauses where there would be one in a conversation....

If I am writing for publication, of which I have done from time to time, I follow the rules of grammer as best I can....

I also do this kinda stuff when I got somethin' I wanna say....

Know what I mean....
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:28 AM
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5. How about the rules of spelling?
:rofl:

Neener neener neener, you spelled grammar wrong!

:evilgrin:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:36 AM
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7. Well, I was in the middle of cleaning up dinner
When I had to come and defend the .....

I had no time for the spell check....

Damn it.....
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:29 AM
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6. Your style of writing on the board is very easy to follow.
I'm sure that I was using "..."

even before we starting posting together so much ...
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:38 AM
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9. English saddle
Posting is easier than it seems. Its just a question of watching the front legs and timing.

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:12 AM
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14. Michael Brown would know......
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:38 AM
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10. Everything I needed to know about posting...
I learned in Kindergarten. They told me that in 40 years there's going to be this thing called the internet.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:39 AM
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11. I learned the fine German tradition of many many clauses and commas
stringy sentences are a myth!
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:46 AM
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12. do not look for consistency...I prefer stream of semi-consciousness
look there's a hummingbird my butt hurts....my kid said that he likes maker's mark instead of beam i think theres something outside my door wanting to get in but i need new rotors on my front end...LOL!!!1...what kind of canned air is the best because my keyboard is dirty but not as dirty as courtney love's hoo-hoo if you nkow what i mean.

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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:30 AM
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15. That, my friend, is pure genius.....
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:32 AM
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16. I appreciate the sentiment.
:D
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:47 AM
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13. I write as if I'm having an actual conversation.
I have a tendency to get formal at times, though.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 01:32 AM
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17. Read "Eats, Shoots and Leaves"
:)
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