proper punctuation

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Alex MacDonald, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    ...which of course is exactly why your uncle is there helping you in the first place.
  2. orangeradish Bobo approved

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    Dearest Alex,

    I hope this post finds you well.

    May I be so bold as to suggest that you step away from the keyboard and go fishing?

    Warmest regards,

    Phineas Q. Hookset
  3. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Do me a favor Alex, never bring Uncle Jack up to our property with you...OK?
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  4. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Ah, my dear friend, we sallied forth for just that occasion early this morning! We set sail upon stunning Lake Wenatchee, but alas, our piscene prey were few and far between. In other words, the skunk was upon us! I remain,

    your most ob't servant
    Alexander Mac Donald of Lochaber (of that ilk).
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  5. flyfool Active Member

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    Maybe he helped his Uncle Jack "off" a horse, as in putting the poor creature down to end its suffering. But if he caught Uncle Jack molesting livestock, maybe he should "off" Uncle Jack.
  6. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Great, now I'm going to wonder about Jack every time I traverse Jack's Pass. :(
  7. The Duke Been around

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    I read that perfectly and as fast as usual. You just blew my mind. I put it in front of my fiancé, and she did the same.
  8. Kaiserman content

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    Here's a novel idea... Just dial their number, and talk to them in person. :eek:
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  9. Rob Allen Active Member

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    It's KABOOM not just BOOM..... sheesh such neanderthals we have here:(
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  10. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Don't drop that P and traverse Jack's ass.

    It is not Kaboom, just Boom.
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  11. 9iron Member

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    wtf lol bro
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  12. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    Puzzle solving is good for the brain. Sometimes that puzzle comes in the form of a terrible mess of grammar and punctuation.

    Alex's post is a good example. The reader can use info he may already know about Alex to gain understanding. Does he have an uncle named Jack? Does he have an uncle that has a horse? Is that horse a stud? Has he ever spoke about breeding that horse? Is that horse injured or old and may have needed to be put down? Does Alex's uncle have connections with a Chinese food supplier? Use your context clues.
  13. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    Por todo lo que 'texters', que no se pueden molestar a emplear la puntuación adecuada y queremos acortar cada palabra para que sea más fácil, sólo recuerden que hay una gran diferencia entre ayudar a su tío Jack off el caballo y ayudar a su tío jack off el caballo

  14. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Me thinks that Alex has uncovered one of the world's greatest mysteries. Men have often wondered why women will ramble on and on in conversation, without really saying anything.

    The obvious reason is that they do not use punctuation in their conversation. They ramble on in an array of words that have no connection and they they wonder why men tune them out. It is
    because we can't understand a word they are saying, in context to
    what they have already said, and are about to say.
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  15. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Lets eat Grandma.
    Lets eat, Grandma.
    Commas save lives...........:D
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  16. Brady Burmeister Active Member

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    Are you addressing Grandma? Are you addressing your cannibal sibling? Easily worked out regardless of punctuation.
  17. 9iron Member

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    The fact that his uncles horse is a mare makes it even more confusing.
  18. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Alex, if you ever introduce me to your Uncle Jack, please remind me to avoid shaking his hand!:eek:
  19. Evan Virnoche Guest

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  20. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Wow, you are really smart or you know how to use wiki...
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