20-Jun-17 A(n) Historic Day!!

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Leighton

Jun 20, 2017, 12:20 pm #30 Last Edit: Jun 20, 2017, 01:05 pm by Leighton
It's too hot to even function.  If it hits 33 tomorrow I will pass out.

Thanks @ChrisL and @AmyG so much for bringing the board back.  It's great to be here!
Self indulgence is better than no indulgence!

Chris L

Quote from: MarkBakalor on Jun 20, 2017, 12:19 pmIs the board down? I think the board is down.

It's very, very down.
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

Vera Charles

I'm an an person, too.  ;)
Thanks Chris and Amy for putting the effort into getting us back together.
And yes, it is too darn hot!
Mairi
(P.S. Has Kathy posted yet???)

Vera Charles


David

I was taught "an", too. How about where I put that comma, though? *first post!*

Vera Charles

Quote from: David on Jun 20, 2017, 12:49 pmI was taught "an", too. How about where I put that comma, though? *first post!*
I'm sure @Gordonb will correct me, but I would put it inside the inverted comma ... there was an article about this very topic (and inherent disagreements) in The Spectator a couple of weeks ago.

Chris L

Quote from: Vera Charles on Jun 20, 2017, 12:53 pm
Quote from: David on Jun 20, 2017, 12:49 pmI was taught "an", too. How about where I put that comma, though? *first post!*
I'm sure @Gordonb will correct me, but I would put it inside the inverted comma ... there was an article about this very topic (and inherent disagreements) in The Spectator a couple of weeks ago.

The general rule is that commas and periods go before the closing quote mark, but exclamation points and question marks go after. (Maybe we should put this in The Pedants Thread. When somebody starts The Pedants Thread. ;) )
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

David

I thought the comma only went inside when it's an actual quote, as in someone saying something. It does look funny outside the quote mark, though.

Vera Charles

Quote from: Chris L on Jun 20, 2017, 01:05 pm(Maybe we should put this in The Pedants Thread. When somebody starts The Pedants Thread. ;) )

I would start it if I could remember if it's The Pedant's Thread, The Pedants' Thread or The Pedants Thread ...

Vera Charles

Quote from: David on Jun 20, 2017, 01:08 pmI thought the comma only went inside when it's an actual quote, as in someone saying something. It does look funny outside the quote mark, though.


You say quote mark, I say inverted comma. Potayto potahto?

Chris L

Quote from: Vera Charles on Jun 20, 2017, 01:12 pm
Quote from: David on Jun 20, 2017, 01:08 pmI thought the comma only went inside when it's an actual quote, as in someone saying something. It does look funny outside the quote mark, though.


You say quote mark, I say inverted comma. Potayto potahto.

You Brits (and Scots) get everything backwards. ;)
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

Vera Charles

Why am I not a God yet?

 8)

Chris L

Quote from: Vera Charles on Jun 20, 2017, 01:11 pm
Quote from: Chris L on Jun 20, 2017, 01:05 pm(Maybe we should put this in The Pedants Thread. When somebody starts The Pedants Thread. ;) )

I would start it if I could remember if it's The Pedant's Thread, The Pedants' Thread or The Pedants Thread ...

I say "Pedants Thread,"  i.e., a thread about pedants and for pedants but not actually belonging to them. "Pedants' Thread" is also considered acceptable, though (says the self-proclaimed expert ;) ).
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?

MarkBakalor


Chris L

Quote from: Vera Charles on Jun 20, 2017, 01:14 pmWhy am I not a God yet?

 8)

Keep posting. We all have to start at the bottom again (except Administrators; we're better than gods ;) ).
But us, old friend,
What's to discuss, old friend?