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2nd Jul '17 12:43:00 AM Doug86
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* Oh, CormacMcCarthy, why do you hate quotation marks so?

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* Oh, CormacMcCarthy, Creator/CormacMcCarthy, why do you hate quotation marks so?
17th Jun '17 12:53:49 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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* William H. Gass also doesn't seem too fond of quotation marks, which makes parts of ''Omensetter's Luck'' and ''The Tunnel'' even more difficult to make sense of. Great books, though.
2nd Jun '17 3:21:06 PM StFan
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* The subtitles on the ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' {{DVD}} never have periods - unless they have ellipses, exclamation or question marks, it's nothing.

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* Averted by Victor Borge in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw this bit]].
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* Similar things pop in up ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', so that every sentence tends to end with an exclamation point. It appears that Riverdale is full of people with no inside voices. Gold Key Comics' dialogue balloons were notorious for ending every sentence with an exclamation mark, even if the balloon contains some five sentences.
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* Similar things pop in up ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', so that every sentence tends to end with an exclamation point. It appears that Riverdale is full of people with no inside voices.
** Gold Key Comics' dialogue balloons were notorious for ending every sentence with an exclamation mark, even if the balloon contains some five sentences.
* Some comics, like ''Peanuts'', often would not end a sentence (or last sentence if there were more than one) with any punctuation.

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* Similar things pop in up ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', so that every sentence tends to end with an exclamation point. It appears that Riverdale is full of people with no inside voices.
** Gold Key Comics' dialogue balloons were notorious for ending every sentence with an exclamation mark, even if the balloon contains some five sentences.
* Some comics, like ''Peanuts'', ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'', often would not end a sentence (or last sentence if there were more than one) with any punctuation.
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* The subtitles on the ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' {{DVD}} never have periods -- unless they have ellipses, exclamation or question marks, it's nothing.
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* Averted by Victor Borge in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw this bit]].

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* Averted by Victor Borge ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Dwarven language contains little punctuation, just [[RainbowSpeak red highlighting for important words]] and slashes between sentences.
** While it is not ''explicitly'' stated that the source text lacked punctuation, the backstory of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' features a disagreement between translators over where punctuation should go
in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw this bit]].
a prophetic text (and therefore where two sentences would end and begin), heavily implying this. This turns out to be rather important, as while there's no indication the prophecy actually told the future, one of the adherents of putting the punctuation earlier decided to ''make'' that interpretation come true.



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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', dwarven language contains little punctuation, just [[RainbowSpeak red highlighting for important words]] and slashes between sentences.
** While it is not ''explicitly'' stated that the source text lacked punctuation, the backstory of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' features a disagreement between translators over where punctuation should go in a prophetic text (and therefore where two sentences would end and begin), heavily implying this. This turns out to be rather important, as while there's no indication the prophecy actually told the future, one of the adherents of putting the punctuation earlier decided to ''make'' that interpretation come true.

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* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', dwarven language contains little punctuation, just [[RainbowSpeak red highlighting ''Theatre/WonderfulTown'', Baker has to take an emergency pause for important words]] and slashes between sentences.
** While it is not ''explicitly'' stated that the source text lacked punctuation, the backstory of the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' features a disagreement between translators over where punctuation should go in a prophetic text (and therefore where two sentences would end and begin), heavily implying this. This turns out to be rather important, as
breath while there's no indication the prophecy actually told the future, reading an enormous run-on sentence in one of the adherents of putting the punctuation earlier decided to ''make'' that interpretation come true.
[[StylisticSuck deliberately ridiculous]] [[ShowWithinAShow Plays Within The Play]] written by Ruth.



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* In ''Theatre/WonderfulTown'', Baker has to take an emergency pause for breath while reading an enormous run-on sentence in one of the [[StylisticSuck deliberately ridiculous]] [[ShowWithinAShow Plays Within The Play]] written by Ruth.

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* In ''Theatre/WonderfulTown'', Baker has to take an emergency pause for breath while reading an enormous run-on sentence in one of the [[StylisticSuck deliberately ridiculous]] [[ShowWithinAShow Plays Within The Play]] written by Ruth.

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** For that matter, Greek and the other languages of the day had similar problems. And they did not put spaces between words, either. And [[RougeAnglesOfSatin scribes misspelled or transposed words]]. Let's just say there are a lot of headaches involved with the text of certain works even when they have come down whole. Early Greek and Latin writings did use word dividers (in Classical Latin it was an interpunct dot) but they were done away with later on.
*** For those who want a bit more concrete an example: [[Literature/TheBible The New Testament]] is, in fact, one of the ''best'' preserved manuscripts -- many copies and fragments of copies have survived, and most of the oldest ones have surfaced in the last century. On a collated text -- one created by combining every copy available -- it is pretty much impossible to find a page where there isn't anything footnoted with an explanation of why they chose the version they did and what the variants were, in space-saving standardized code. (And this is also a text that was usually proofread, as evidenced by some copies having corrections; apparently it was suspected that God might be a GrammarNazi.) The different readings of punctuation can be important; a significant difference between the Catholic and Protestant churches is derived from whether Jesus said "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise," or "Amen, I say to you today, you will be with me in Paradise."
*** The King James Version and several other Bible translations have ''a'' whole load of words ''in'' italics, seemingly ''at'' random, because translators added those words to make the text work under English grammar. Some [other] translations use [square] brackets instead to denote insertions. [[http://www.biblebelievers.com/jmelton/italics.html Adding these words appears to explicitly endorse one of a range of possible readings of the original text.]]

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** * For that matter, Greek and the other languages of the day had similar problems. And they did not put spaces between words, either. And [[RougeAnglesOfSatin scribes misspelled or transposed words]]. Let's just say there are a lot of headaches involved with the text of certain works even when they have come down whole. Early Greek and Latin writings did use word dividers (in Classical Latin it was an interpunct dot) but they were done away with later on.
*** ** For those who want a bit more concrete an example: [[Literature/TheBible The New Testament]] is, in fact, one of the ''best'' preserved manuscripts -- many copies and fragments of copies have survived, and most of the oldest ones have surfaced in the last century. On a collated text -- one created by combining every copy available -- it is pretty much impossible to find a page where there isn't anything footnoted with an explanation of why they chose the version they did and what the variants were, in space-saving standardized code. (And this is also a text that was usually proofread, as evidenced by some copies having corrections; apparently it was suspected that God might be a GrammarNazi.) The different readings of punctuation can be important; a significant difference between the Catholic and Protestant churches is derived from whether Jesus said "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise," or "Amen, I say to you today, you will be with me in Paradise."
*** ** The King James Version and several other Bible translations have ''a'' whole load of words ''in'' italics, seemingly ''at'' random, because translators added those words to make the text work under English grammar. Some [other] translations use [square] brackets instead to denote insertions. [[http://www.biblebelievers.com/jmelton/italics.html Adding these words appears to explicitly endorse one of a range of possible readings of the original text.]]



12th Apr '17 2:44:51 AM Medinoc
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** Inverted by uu ([[spoiler:aka Caliborn]]): he uses periods instead of commas, plus anywhere else he feels like.

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** Inverted by uu ([[spoiler:aka (undyingUmbrage [[spoiler:aka Caliborn]]): he uses periods instead of commas, plus anywhere else he feels like.
25th Mar '17 3:05:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Interestingly, reading the Greek and Latin examples above [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scriptio_continua was more like reading sheet music than a book]]. The reader would have already practised reading the text aloud and would use the scroll as a cue sheet�the reading itself was akin to a recital.

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** Interestingly, reading the Greek and Latin examples above [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scriptio_continua was more like reading sheet music than a book]]. The reader would have already practised reading the text aloud and would use the scroll as a cue sheet�the sheet--the reading itself was akin to a recital.
25th Mar '17 3:05:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* The fiction of Portuguese novelist José Saramago features only periods and commas, and nothing more. Furthermore, there's no indication of dialogue or who's talking what, except that each piece of dialogue starts with capital letters, just as if it was written normally. Finally, his paragraphs extend over pages. Sweden awarded him the UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature.

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* The fiction of Portuguese novelist José Saramago features only periods and commas, and nothing more. Furthermore, there's no indication of dialogue or who's talking what, except that each piece of dialogue starts with capital letters, just as if it was written normally. Finally, his paragraphs extend over pages. Sweden awarded him the UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature.



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* Every sentence in the original Japanese ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games ends in either an exclamation point, question mark, or ellipses. One with a period was finally added for ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''; it describes what happens when a Pokémon uses the move "Splash" (nothing).

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* Every sentence in the original Japanese ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games ends in either an exclamation point, question mark, or ellipses. One with a period was finally added for ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver''; it describes what happens when a Pokémon uses the move "Splash" (nothing).



* [[TelepathicSpacemen Vell-os]] telepathy in ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Nova'' (which is text-only for dialog) is depicted with no punctuation or [[AllLowercaseLetters capitalization]]. <it looks like this>

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** Interestingly, reading the Greek and Latin examples above [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scriptio_continua was more like reading sheet music than a book]]. The reader would have already practised reading the text aloud and would use the scroll as a cue sheet—the reading itself was akin to a recital.

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** Interestingly, reading the Greek and Latin examples above [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scriptio_continua was more like reading sheet music than a book]]. The reader would have already practised reading the text aloud and would use the scroll as a cue sheet—the sheet�the reading itself was akin to a recital.


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25th Mar '17 3:04:27 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''Creator/JamesJoyce''', ''{{Ulysses}}'' [[note]]The final dot is one of the three punctuation signs in the whole ending chapter.[[/note]]

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-->-- '''Creator/JamesJoyce''', ''{{Ulysses}}'' ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' [[note]]The final dot is one of the three punctuation signs in the whole ending chapter.[[/note]]
28th Dec '16 7:15:49 AM 59Efra
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* That moment in ''Literature/ConElDiabloEnLosTalones'' when Camilo slips into MotorMouth mode:
-->--Japanese and South Korean scientists have created a female mouse without a father using genetically modified ovules from two different mothers!--said Camilo, like a machine gun burst, without periods or commas or anything.
20th Oct '16 8:58:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[TheyJustDidntCare They genuinely]] ''[[TheyJustDidntCare do not care.]]''

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** [[TheyJustDidntCare [[CreatorsApathy They genuinely]] ''[[TheyJustDidntCare genuinely do not care.]]'']]
5th Aug '16 8:49:36 AM gemmabeta2
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** Also with Classical Chinese, where punctuation is never used. This has led to a very fun type of exam question where the student is presented with a block of text and has to add the punctuation (made easier by the fact that Classical Chinese is written in a highly rhythmic and formalized style, finding the places to pause tend to come naturally after one reads the passages a few dozen times).

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** Also with Classical Chinese, where punctuation is never used. This has led to a very fun type of exam question where the student is presented with a block of text and has to add the punctuation (made easier by the fact that Classical Chinese there are certain words that essentially serve as spoken punctuation, and it is written in a highly rhythmic and formalized style, finding the places to pause tend to come naturally after one reads the passages a few dozen times).
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