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Tue May 4, 2021, 05:07 PM

I'm sure he meant to say "If I weren't so pedantic."

{edited} pedantic, not pendantic

Donny Ferguson Retweeted

LOL

My wife told me she thought we'd have less arguments if I wasn't so pedantic.


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Reply I'm sure he meant to say "If I weren't so pedantic." (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves May 4 OP
Sanity Claws May 4 #1
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:17 PM

1. Punctuation is wrong too.

In American English punctuation, the period would go before the end quotes. The quote would also have been preceded by a comma.

I don't think he has the right to call himself pedantic with so many errors.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #1)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:19 PM

2. I didn't catch that. I usually do.

I have problems with that, the period inside the quotes. It leads to some awkward sentences.

It's the law, though.

Thanks.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #2)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:42 PM

3. It's a dumb rule of punctuation. I break it in every instance

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