History Main / WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma

17th Jun '17 10:23:44 AM trumpetmarietta
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*** Switching type of parenthesis can be just as wrong in natural language. In a quote, brackets usually delimit remarks [sic!] or edits by the quoting author, so if nested parentheses are turned into brackets then the result could get very hard to quote properly.

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*** Switching type of parenthesis can be just as wrong in natural language. In a quote, square brackets usually delimit remarks [sic!] [''sic''!] or edits by the quoting author, so if nested parentheses are turned into brackets then the result could get very hard to quote properly.
14th Jun '17 11:16:00 PM bfunc
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* Implied (because we didn't see it written, only heard it pronounced) in a Creator/BennyHill skit by an actress who persisted in reading lines such as "What's that in the road ahead?" as "What's that in the road, a head?" or "What is this thing called love?" as "What is this thing called, Love?"
26th May '17 11:26:45 AM Malady
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** Part of the problem is that '''s'' is usually used both as a contraction (''x'' is) ''and'' as a possessive (of ''x''). Granted, the initial example makes no sense in either case: "Apple is $0.99 a pound" vs. "The $0.99 of Apple per pound"?[[note]]The commonly understood phrase is "Apples are $0.99 a pound and the verb is contracted out.[[/note]] The Japanese examples seem to run afoul of BlindIdiotTranslation.[[note]]e.g. A hanging possessive of a single "Ninja Master" rather than multiple Ninja Masters; the "Princess'es Adventure" example is a straight-play of this subtrope: the correct term is "Princess' Adventure Starts".[[/note]]

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** Part of the problem is that '''s'' is usually used both as a contraction (''x'' is) ''and'' as a possessive (of ''x''). Granted, the initial example makes no sense in either case: "Apple is $0.99 a pound" vs. "The $0.99 of Apple per pound"?[[note]]The commonly understood phrase is "Apples are $0.99 a pound and the verb is contracted out.[[/note]] The Japanese examples seem to run afoul of BlindIdiotTranslation.[[note]]e.g. A hanging possessive of a single "Ninja Master" rather than multiple Ninja Masters; the "Princess'es Adventure" example is a straight-play of this subtrope: the correct term is "Princess' "Princess's Adventure Starts".[[/note]]
22nd Apr '17 4:59:05 PM nombretomado
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* The English translation of ''SuikodenII'' is absolutely ''notorious'' for punctuation abuse. Multiple question marks or exclamation points, ellipses that stretch out into infinity, oddly-placed commas - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Certain characters - like Nanami and Luca, who are both prone to ''very'' strong displays of emotion - get hit especially bad with it in their dialogue.

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* The English translation of ''SuikodenII'' ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'' is absolutely ''notorious'' for punctuation abuse. Multiple question marks or exclamation points, ellipses that stretch out into infinity, oddly-placed commas - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Certain characters - like Nanami and Luca, who are both prone to ''very'' strong displays of emotion - get hit especially bad with it in their dialogue.
12th Apr '17 2:18:37 PM jharrison3051
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* MTV's short-lived reality show ''The 70's House'' put the apostrophe in the wrong place, the correct usage would have been ''The '70s House''.
12th Apr '17 3:04:24 AM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/ChoppingBlock'': Butch [[http://www.choppingblock.org/d/20090505.html does not appreciate]] incorrect punctuation.

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* ''Webcomic/ChoppingBlock'': Butch [[http://www.choppingblock.org/d/20090505.html does not appreciate]] incorrect punctuation.punctuation (here, the "greengrocers' apostrophe").
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.]]
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