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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:39 PM

Another example of why grammar matters

A hyphen would have made a HUGE difference in this headline in the Pratt Tribute in Pratt, Kansas...






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Reply Another example of why grammar matters (Original post)
True Dough Saturday OP
htuttle Saturday #1
True Dough Saturday #5
ailsagirl Saturday #2
Rhiannon12866 Saturday #9
liberaltrucker Sunday #30
FSogol Saturday #3
True Dough Saturday #6
George II Sunday #26
True Dough Sunday #27
brush Saturday #4
True Dough Saturday #7
central scrutinizer Saturday #8
True Dough Saturday #11
dalton99a Saturday #10
True Dough Saturday #12
pnwmom Saturday #13
Roadside Attraction Saturday #14
yonder Saturday #15
True Dough Saturday #16
yonder Saturday #18
True Dough Saturday #19
erronis Saturday #17
George II Saturday #20
True Dough Saturday #22
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dalton99a Sunday #24
George II Sunday #25
dalton99a Sunday #29
lastlib Saturday #21
rpannier Saturday #23
Historic NY Sunday #28

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:50 PM

1. That wasn't part of the curriculum when I was in school

Is it for credit?

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:58 PM

5. I honestly wouldn't care

whether I got credit or not. I'd show up to make sure I got mine!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:13 PM

9. LOL!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 05:09 PM

30. To be fair, that IS how most MS residents pronounce it

I grew up 90 miles east of Tupelo in western Alabama.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:55 PM

3. Sorry, i have to go. I'm teaching a class on masturbation and

If I'm late, they'll start without me.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:59 PM

6. Is Braille available?

Because you know everyone will wind up blind, right???

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Response to True Dough (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:00 AM

26. Speaking of Braille, does it worry people that there are Braille keys on drive-up ATMs?

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Response to George II (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:03 AM

27. That's a good point

Self-driving cars seem like a better and better idea, no?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:56 PM

4. Is it experience in doing or receiving?

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:00 PM

7. If I had to be a "giver"

I would be sick and stay home that day.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:12 PM

8. I have to go help my uncle

Jack off his horse

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:14 PM

11. Do you need to get the horse's

permission first?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:13 PM

10. From Ireland

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 09:16 PM

12. Probably produces a lot of

"Mayo like" substance.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:24 PM

13. Commas are super-important, too!

"Time to eat Grandma!"

could use a comma.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:36 PM

14. Everyone has heard this one . . . but it's always good for a chuckle

A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then pulls out a gun, shoots the waiter and heads for the door.

"Why?" groans the injured man.

The panda shrugs and says: "It's in my nature. Check your dictionary."

The waiter struggled to the cafe office, pulled a dictionary from the shelf and looked up PANDA -- where he found this: "Large black and white mammal native to China. Eats shoots and leaves."


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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:38 PM

15. from the first line: "Eager students invaded businesses all over Pratt..."

Yes, I can imagine they would be eager.

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Response to yonder (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:39 PM

16. So eager that they might even have

came prematurely!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:52 PM

18. not sure, but wouldn't "have come prematurely" be grammatically correct?

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Response to yonder (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:01 PM

19. It would be suggestive and misspelled!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:49 PM

17. Hate to Rec this, but I couldn't stop. It just came naturally.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:11 PM

20. I've been pointing out headline gaffes for years. Why don't they get someone to proofread them?

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:14 PM

22. Sometimes people just make mistakes

But many newspapers, the survivors, have a bare minimum of staff. I'm sure proofreaders have become a luxury for some publications, sadly.

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Response to George II (Reply #20)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:45 AM

24. .

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #24)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:58 AM

25. Those are great - thanks! There have been so many out there. My friends and I think that some....

....may be intentional.

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Response to George II (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:16 AM

29. Especially college newspapers:

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:12 PM

21. (It could also make a difference where you PUT the hyphen.........)

(Is it it "first-hand job experience" .....or "first hand-job experience"......?)

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:20 PM

23. Mentoring Day

I would have shown up that day

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:09 AM

28. Its like Jay Leno's headlines.....

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