Re: OT: email style flames, was: Can't mount cdrom
On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 23:45:27 -0700,
Vineet Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> * Arnt Karlsen (email@example.com) [030916 19:44]:
..what??? Where? When? Or, who? ;-)
> > > Since we're all picking on each other's email styles; Arnt, what's
> > > up with all the ellipses? (Been wanting to ask that for a while
> > > :-) )
> "ellipses" is the plural of "ellipsis". An ellipsis a punctuation
> mark used to denote an omission, written "...".
> See also http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=ellipsis
> and http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=...
> It's one of the most-often-misused punctuation marks. A lot of people
> tend to throw them around all over the place, especially in email and
> usenet postings. It reads as a string of disconnected clauses rather
> than actual sentences, even when the thoughts would be complete
> sentences if they had been separated by ". " instead of "...".
> > ..huh? ;-)
> Case in point: sometimes messages on this list read more coherently
> through s/^\.+// s/\.+$// -- except of course for that URL I posted
..interesting, our old wee Norse context hack has a Greek name for
the three young dots. Perils of ditching all my grammar classes,
I'm afraid I never saw the need, I mean, Italian took me 5 days,
so obviously I missed this bit, thank you all. :-)
..it appears it can be argued that the Greek name has a pretty nice
meaning contextually, in my wee context? ;-)
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
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