Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
Yeah, totally did the same thing once. Found out men don't appreciate the butchered hair look on women.
Yeah, you is right. Let the butchered hair look be for bu *cough* bums
Kenyan Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru has been charged in court with threatening to kill his wife and illegal possession of an AK-47 assault rifle.
Wanjiru, the first Kenyan to win the Olympic gold in the marathon, also faced two other counts of threatening to kill his watchman and assaulting him.
What’s with hundreds of threads flooding the subforum these days? It’s taking me years to find legacy threads.
Let us hold a moment of silence for Serendipitous. And for Vermillion and TokyoPunk, while we are at it. Happy 2011 guys, wherever you are!
Interesting article on learning and the brain.
San Francisco weather seems much better upon return from Moscow and Copenhagen, than it does from the duller and warmer realms of Maui.
How did you enjoy your stay in Moscow over the holidays? Hopefully the subway system didn't just shut down overnight because of a couple of snow flakes like it might is some other major cities...:lol:
Tina is back, boys!
I've lost track of how many time she's been banned. Anyone know?
My useless information:
There's a Spanish brand of beer named Mahou. If you take an empty one litre bottle and hit it with a drum stick, you get a perfect Mi note so you can tune your guitar in case you forgot your tuner.
There's a Finnish brand of beer named Karhu.
There's a Scottish brand of whisky named Cardhu.
I spent some time in Stockholm and would often take Silja ships to Turku and Helsinki on weekends. I am embarrassed to say I have great memories of Lapin Kulta. Dedans has better taste in beer.
SoBad, I enjoyed my time in Moscow, but I always get a cold when I visit Moscow in the winter. California weather has affected me in the same manner that the clean and sterile environment in Japan has affected Japanese travelers in foreign countries.
How do you know who she comes back as ?
Through the force, things you will see, other places, the future, the past ...old friends long gone..
Aah, i get it, although i never use it for such trivial purposes
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Look at the bright side, at least you can buy good cold medicine over the counter there!
Moving and shocking, suicide note of Bill Zeller (Princeton grad). (Warning: its very intense).
That note is way too long. Can you give me the bullet points?
Thanks so much for posting. It was a great read. RIP Bill Zeller.
lmao..... does this happen with other beers or just the spanish. OMG did you say 1 LITRE OF BEEEERRRR!!!!!!
I have experimented with quite a few racquets, but keep returning to my Fischer racquets. I can't find a tension for poly strings, or blend of poly with other strings, that I like in these racquets.
temperatures have reached freezing this year in newdelhi. I am frozen.
no sun outside, very gray. i wonder how the homeless and animals are surviving
As far as I know, this happens only with Mahou bottles, BTW it was our favorite beer when we the band were practicing. The drummer somehow came up with this, I guess one day he just hit the bottle with the stick and heard the note. I thought it was genius.
Yes, 1 litre, but don't worry, we don't use to carry only one single bottle for a whole practice session.
I am curious about the discrepancy in protocol between American and British posters regarding punctuation within quotation marks. It is clearly a slow night for me.
My understanding is that the New York Times standard, and American standard, for the following arbitrary sentence would be: I enjoyed the film "Ronin," but preferred the Russian film "Tycoon: a New Russian."
The U.K. standard would have the sentence written as: I enjoyed the film "Ronin", but preferred the Russian film "Tycoon: a New Russian". It seems that most TW posters prefer the U.K. protocol.
The first version just makes no punctuational sense. I am amazed this is considered good protocol anywhere in the world.
^ I always keep the period outside the quotes.
What are your thoughts on :
Did you know she said "You rock?"
Did you know she said "You rock" ?
Did you know she asked me "How are you?" ?
Did you know she asked me "How are you??"
What are your thoughts on :
Did you know she said "You rock?" WRONG, unless she was asking a question, and you are missing a final question mark after the speech marks
Did you know she said "You rock" ? CORRECT, unless she was asking a question
Did you know she asked me "How are you?" ? CORRECT
Did you know she asked me "How are you??" Not sure if double question mark has a legitimate place in serious literature, and you need another question mark after the speech marks.
I recall back in school I was puzzled by all this stuff and asked our English teacher and he spent a whole lesson on this, its important, every civilised person needs to know this.
^ when i've said "she said", its not a question. When i;ve said "She asked", it is.
i agree with you, but want to know if there are any opinions to the contrary since i am not a native English speaker.
The logic of punctuation it's the same for every language which uses the Latin alphabet.
It's my understanding that the first way, the "American" way, is considered the correct version. But I, an American, hate it, and use the other way.
I did not know "my" way was a British thing. I just thought I was wantonly breaking the rules.
No it isn't, nor in English neither in other languages using this alphabet, as I said before.
I believe it is, as does the other poster. If you think we are wrong (and I hope we are since I don't like that style), please cite a source.
It's standard in the United States to keep most punctuation inside of quotation marks. Here are some basic, easy to follow style rules:
1) Always place periods and commas inside quotation marks.
I enjoyed Ozu's "Late Spring," but others refused to watch it because of the subtitles.
(An exception is MLA parenthetical in-text citations).
2) Put colons and semicolons outside of quotation marks.
3) Put question marks and exclamation points inside quotation marks unless they apply to the sentence as a whole.
Unfortunately for the message boards, the flame war continued with Poster X asking, "Are you a total idiot?"
Have you read the post where Chopin argues that "Vince Spadea would defeat Rod Laver"?
(Note: This last rule can get a little tricky with MLA parenthetical citations)
I like the second paragraph better. The period inside or outside the quotation mark may be argued, but the comma inside '"Ronin,"' in the first paragraph just looks horribly wrong.
"Given its quality headliners and high commercial profile (ding-dong, is that Oscar calling?), it’s no surprise that “The King’s Speech,” a buddy story about aggressively charming opposites — Colin Firth as the stutterer who would be king and Geoffrey Rush as the speech therapist — comes with heaping spoonfuls of sugar."
"What we have here in Queensland tonight is a very grim and desperate situation."
"We've had multiple calls requesting urgent assistance from people caught in vehicles, caught on the street, caught in flood ways," he said.
^^The British are a little less consistent in this respect. You will see both punctuation inside and outside of quotations depending upon the source since both are considered correct.
In America you only see punctuation inside the quotation marks, at least from reputable sources.
Hello Chopin and thanks for your input. The somewhat turbidised manner of your posting is a challenge, but I reckon you are defending the placement of a comma before a closing quotation mark. I was just uncomfortable with the comma inside the quotation marks around a single word (Ronin), whereas the usage in the quoted text in your posts is agreeable/arguable.
“The King’s Speech,” a buddy story
Hello. I hope the rules I posted help. It's easy to remember that all commas and periods go inside quotation marks, at least in America.
Guys, let me know if you have any questions.
I recently started stringing my racquets, and find the process enjoyable when I am watching sports on television. It is meditative for me, like the pursuits samurai engaged in during peaceful times. If time was a factor, this would be very stressful.
Some self help tips for you great perfect people.
I liked #2. That's me
Roger Federer has never beaten me :lol:
I like that.
The Crystal Diamond Bird flies again. Alert the gatekeeper.
Separate names with a comma.