Overuse of signatures, punctuation etc

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Overuse of signatures, punctuation etc

Post by BJ. » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:27 am

From the Beeb
I think there's a few people on this forum who could take note of the last paragraph.

I'll now sit back and wait for the first shining wit (move over Reverend Spooner) to reply with a post full of question marks, exclamation marks and emoticons.
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Re: Overuse of signatures, punctuation etc

Post by DickyP » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:29 am

I THINK YOU ARE WRONG :smt016 :smt006 :smt024 :smt023 :smt002
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He marks - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game."

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Re: Overuse of signatures, punctuation etc

Post by DickyP » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:30 am

Well you asked for it ....
For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name,
He marks - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game."

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Re: Overuse of signatures, punctuation etc

Post by Bill W (2) » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:27 am

Whereas there are some who might agree notwithstanding that others take an opposing position there can be little doubt that whilst over ellaboration can, at times, result in the point being made being lost at others it well might, in fact, add versimilitude to an otherwise boring and unexciting tale (acknowledgement to W.S. Gilbert).

I have the honour to remain, Sir,

your humble sevant,

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Re: Overuse of signatures, punctuation etc

Post by DickyP » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:42 am

I'm deeply impressed with your humility. :smt119

"unexciting tale" should read "unconvincing narrative" - which of course describe 90% of the rubbish we all write on here. (I reckon mine's more like 99.99%.)
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He marks - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game."

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Re: Overuse of signatures, punctuation etc

Post by Kinoulton » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:59 pm

It reminds of a time when I said to a very clever lady (who happened to be the close relative of an extremely dangerous gangster) don't over use the exclamation mark, because you're trying to tell the reader that you've written something amazing, whereas it is up to the reader to decide.

Fortunately she thought the advice was excellent and thanked me, hence I'm still alive.
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