History Main / WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma

25th Mar '17 3:11:23 AM Morgenthaler
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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 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]].)

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* Eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice there were missing commas in the opening crawl of ''StarWarsTheForceAwakens'', ''Film/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 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]].)
25th Mar '17 3:10:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* James Joyce' ''{{Ulysses}}'' has a final chapter with only two full stops. Also, Joyce refused to capitalize religious words (jew, christian, jesuit) and hated quotation marks, instead using a dash to indicate a line of dialogue.

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* James Joyce' ''{{Ulysses}}'' ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' has a final chapter with only two full stops. Also, Joyce refused to capitalize religious words (jew, christian, jesuit) and hated quotation marks, instead using a dash to indicate a line of dialogue.
18th Mar '17 12:46:35 AM KatanaCat
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* Fox News' Sean Hannity came under fire in the fall of 2016 for openly cheerleading GOP nominee Donald Trump, and engaged his naysayers on Twitter. In response to one user who accused him of being a lapdog, Hannity tweeted "[[https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/791775981719719936 God is my only master jackass. "The Truth Shall Set You Free".]]" His forgetting of a comma between "master" and "jackass" made it look like {{blasphemy}} and not an insult directed at a critic.

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* Fox News' Sean Hannity came under fire in the fall of 2016 for openly cheerleading GOP nominee Donald Trump, and engaged his naysayers on Twitter. In response to one user who accused him of being a lapdog, Hannity tweeted "[[https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/791775981719719936 God is my only master jackass. "The Truth Shall Set You Free".]]" His forgetting of a comma between "master" and "jackass" made it look like {{blasphemy}} blasphemy and not an insult directed at a critic.
26th Feb '17 11:46:38 PM TroperNo9001
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** [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} sUcH aS gAmZeE.]]
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]].)
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