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Reaper's signature should be using a semicolon

Postby vcrpamphlet » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:30 pm

Forum mods: this might seem pointless, but ASPDs take grammar very, very seriously.

semicolon
/ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlən,ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlɒn/
noun
noun: semicolon; indicating a pause, typically between two main clauses, that is more pronounced than that indicated by a comma.

Observe:

From: I'm not arguing, I'm explaining why I'm right.

To: I'm not arguing; I'm explaining why I'm right.

The semicolon made more technical sense, so the intelligent poster made an alteration.

Now, let us review:

I don't look for trouble, I am trouble.

Here we have two linked clauses with a natural verbal pause between them; but a comma was used, not a semicolon. Are we to assume a Cormac McCarthy homage because of this? Who goes around and does something like that? Who'd have the guts to bend grammar to themselves so freely, in this way?

Vote on whether you think a change is in order.

What do you have to say for yourself, Reaper?
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Re: Reaper's signature should be using a semicolon

Postby Reaper » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:00 pm

I chose justonemoreperson because when I saw the word colon, colonoscopy came to mind, and you only get one of those when you've got a pain in the ass. Jomp and "pain in the ass" go well together.

I've had a colonoscopy twice and I still can't get rid of the prick.
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