History Main / WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma

19th Feb '17 1:43:32 PM Alexg2490
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->'''Rimmer:''' After intensive investigation, comma, of the markings on the alien pod, comma, it has become clear, comma, to me, comma, that we are dealing, comma, with a species of awesome intellect, colon.\\

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->'''Rimmer:''' ->'''Rimmer [dictating]:''' After intensive investigation, comma, of the markings on the alien pod, comma, it has become clear, comma, to me, comma, that we are dealing, comma, with a species of awesome intellect, colon.\\
12th Feb '17 5:53:38 PM Lloigor
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* As a general rule, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Marvel comics would end ''every single sentence'' with an exclamation point! Justified a bit, as Creator/StanLee actually talks like that! Excelsior!

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* As a general rule, [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Marvel comics would end ''every single sentence'' with an exclamation point! (Or a question mark, if necessary.) Justified a bit, as Creator/StanLee actually talks like that! Excelsior!
2nd Feb '17 3:21:56 PM MarsJenkar
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* A rare in-universe example in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' when the company was held up in front of the Mines of Moria where they thought the doors read "Speak, friend, and enter" where it should have been translated as "Say 'friend' and enter." It helps that Elvish doesn't use much punctuation, including quotation marks. In the books, it wasn't an intentional pun. The ambiguity due to lack of punctuation was pointed out by Merry and Gandalf tries it that way. The idea of it being a riddle is unique to the film adaptation.

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* A rare in-universe example in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' when the company was held up in front of the Mines of Moria where they thought the doors read "Speak, friend, and enter" where it should have been translated as "Say 'friend' and enter." It helps that Elvish doesn't use much punctuation, including quotation marks. In the books, it wasn't an intentional pun. The ambiguity due to lack of punctuation was pointed out by Merry and Gandalf tries eventually realizes his error, comparing it that way. The idea of it being to a riddle that is unique to simple when you know the film adaptation.answer. In the film, it's Frodo who figures out what the door actually means, calling it a riddle flat-out.
24th Jan '17 9:48:06 AM Medinoc
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** Note that the rules are less clear for the plural forms of ''letters''. Some recommend always using an apostrophe, others only for lowercase letters ("Dikkens with two Ks, but mind your p's and q's").
21st Jan '17 9:48:29 PM jjeffrey01
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* Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice there were missing commas in the opening crawl of ''StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', "[Leia] is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy" needed commas before and after Luke's name. The lack of commas would only be correct if Leia had multiple brothers, which of course led to speculation that the filmmakers were dropping a casual hint of long-lost Skywalker brother. (Confirmed by WordOfGod [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jj-abrams-major-star-wars-opening-crawl-error_us_578cd70ce4b0a0ae97c28c6e it was just an error]].)

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* Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice there were missing commas in the opening crawl of ''StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', "[Leia] is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy" needed commas before and after Luke's name. The lack of commas would only be correct if Leia had multiple brothers, which of course ''of course'' led to speculation that the filmmakers were dropping a casual hint of a long-lost Skywalker brother. (Confirmed by WordOfGod [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jj-abrams-major-star-wars-opening-crawl-error_us_578cd70ce4b0a0ae97c28c6e it was just an error]].)
19th Jan '17 2:57:19 PM jjeffrey01
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* Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice there were missing commas in the opening crawl of ''StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', "[Leia] is desperate to find her brother Luke and gain his help in restoring peace and justice to the galaxy" needed commas before and after Luke's name. The lack of commas would only be correct if Leia had multiple brothers, which of course led to speculation that the filmmakers were dropping a casual hint of long-lost Skywalker brother. (Confirmed by WordOfGod [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jj-abrams-major-star-wars-opening-crawl-error_us_578cd70ce4b0a0ae97c28c6e it was just an error]].)
15th Jan '17 8:04:04 AM LentilSandEater
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** Sounds like the inappropriate use of a title font, many of which are lacking non-alphanumeric symbols except those someone bothered to create.
8th Jan '17 1:39:03 PM nombretomado
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* SpeechBubbles in general tend to be printed in ALL CAPS. ''TheUltimates'' specifically doesn't do that.

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* SpeechBubbles in general tend to be printed in ALL CAPS. ''TheUltimates'' ''ComicBook/TheUltimates'' specifically doesn't do that.
28th Dec '16 9:27:45 AM nombretomado
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* Exclamation points do not stack!!! Not even when you're writing out dialog for '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}'''!

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* Exclamation points do not stack!!! Not even when you're writing out dialog for '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}'''!'''Creator/BrianBlessed'''!
18th Dec '16 12:07:10 PM Cuchulainn
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* Some writers like to use ellipses in place of commas which... besides being infuriating to those who understand the proper use of the ellipsis... makes it look like the writer is either leaving out a lot or just struggling to think of a way to end the sentence (or is WilliamShatner). In addition.... the number of periods used in said ellipses tends to vary wildly..... anywhere from the standard three (or four at the end of a sentence, [[GrammarNazi to be overly technical]])................................................................. [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory to infinity and beyond]].

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* Some writers like to use ellipses in place of commas which... besides being infuriating to those who understand the proper use of the ellipsis... makes it look like the writer is either leaving out a lot or just struggling to think of a way to end the sentence (or is WilliamShatner).Creator/WilliamShatner...Or Creator/ChristopherWalken). In addition.... the number of periods used in said ellipses tends to vary wildly..... anywhere from the standard three (or four at the end of a sentence, [[GrammarNazi to be overly technical]])................................................................. [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory to infinity and beyond]].
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