Started by Cato, February 08, 2009, 05:00:18 PM
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Quote from: Mandryka on December 02, 2021, 12:54:21 AMIs the above post punctuated correctly? Especially the second sentence Does it mean that they'll have sufficient test data by then to say to the relevant bodies "We're ready to roll it out to the general public?"The problem I have is that the vaccine companies are not asking a question, so it bugs me that I've put a question mark inside the quotation mark. I also am not sure if there ought to be a comma after bodies. I'm pretty sure that the capital W in we're is OK.
Quote from: JBS on December 02, 2021, 04:04:37 AMSpeaking of correct punctuationhttps://twitter.com/RamsesThePigeon/status/1466168057676578818
Quote from: Cato on December 07, 2021, 02:57:04 PM Does it mean that they'll have sufficient test data by then and can say to the relevant bodies: "We're ready to roll it out to the general public" ?FUN WITH PUNCTUATION!!!
Quote from: steve ridgway on December 09, 2021, 10:12:45 AMThis sign in a local Chinese restaurant has afforded me much amusement over the last few years.
Quote from: Mandryka on December 08, 2021, 10:33:45 AMIt looks so strange to me to have no punctuation between public and the final quotation mark. I've got Hart's Rules somewhere I think, it may say something about this.
Quote from: Cato on December 15, 2021, 01:47:37 PMI was reminded of a pronunciation grumble recently.The nasalized and highly annoying pronunciation by (especially) young women on television of the (usually) simple word "Food."The double "o" is beaten and smeared through their noses, as if they had smelled a skunk: "EWWW!" It also sounds similar - but not quite - to the o-umlaut in German.It is not quite a rhyme with "feud," as it lacks a "y" sound. I suspect this is a descendant of the "Valley-Girl" accent from the 1980's.
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 15, 2021, 02:25:41 PMGrody to the max!
Quote from: Cato on December 15, 2021, 02:54:25 PMDid kids say that back then...for real?
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 15, 2021, 03:02:32 PMfer sher!
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on December 16, 2021, 03:39:39 AM Oh, 'the good ole days'--not!PD
Quote from: steve ridgway on May 11, 2022, 10:29:11 PMI saw this and thought of you Cato.
Quote from: Cato on June 13, 2022, 06:10:39 PMThank you! What's next? Grammar Crackers? Mrs. Cato and I have recently been noticing advertisements for new drugs which use a "Q" in the name...but without a "u" following, and therefore without the "kw" sound.Why not use a "K" therefore?e.g. A medicine whose chemical name is tramadol hydrochloride somehow has a brand name of Qdolo .(I have not heard the seemingly unpronounceable name spoken, but assume it might be "Cue-dolo" (?). Otherwise "Kwadolo" or "Ka-dolo" ?)Then we have "Collagenase clostridium histolyticum" sold under the inscrutable name of "Qwo." "Cue-wo"? or is it the same as Latin's "Quo" ? And if the latter, why not just call the drug Quo?Not to be forgotten: Rinvoq where the "q" makes no sense, since it is a "K" sound. Why not "Rinvoak" or "Rinvoke"?
Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 13, 2022, 06:15:03 PMI guess Geo. Eastman shoulda gone with Qodaq
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