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From Ima Afrotrap <afrot...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is there a way to do this...
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 12:21:09 GMT
On Sunday, 27 May 2012 05:47 M Henri Day wrote:
> 2012/5/27 Doug Hovelson <doughovelson@msn.com>
> 
> > For up-to-date grammar (American style anyway) I use the Associated Press
> > Stylebook, the Chicago Manual of Style for particularly vexing questions.
> > However, Yahoo has an excellent style guide for writing on the Internet
> > that is also different from the aforementioned guides. TO me it comes
> > down to how much you value readability -- I value it a lot, being
> > someone eking out a living as a writer, publicist, journalist, etc. --
> > how much effort you're willing to put into proofreading and ultimately
> > how much you respect your reader's right to expect reasonably
> > intelligible prose from you the writer. Also of primary consideration of
> > course - how much are you being paid to produce said writing...As Elmore
> > Leonard said, "Anybody who writes and doesn't get paid for it is a fool"
> > or something like that. Say I, as I write away for nothing here...
> > 
> > Doug Hovelson
> > 
> > 
> > doughovelson@msn.com
> > 
> >  Minneapolis > To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> >  
> > > From: glgxg@sbcglobal.net
> > > Subject: Re: Is there a way to do this...
> > > Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 17:44:59 -0700
> > > 
> > > On 05/25/2012 04:03 AM, Alec McAllister wrote:
> > > > Fowler tackles this in the "Stops" section.
> > > > 
> > > > He mentions two schools of thought, which he calls the conventional
> > > > and the logical, with the latter punctuating according to sense, i.e.
> > > > putting the stops outside the inverted commas except when they
> > > > actually form part of the quotation.
> > > > 
> > > > The former appears to be more common in the USA and the latter in the
> > > > UK, although neither has ever been completely uniform in either
> > > > place.
> > > > 
> > > > I was taught to punctuate according to sense during my education in
> > > > UK schools, during my Degree in English, during my training as an
> > > > English teacher and throughout my career as a teacher in the UK ...
> > > > so it has probably been completely superseded by whatever haphazard
> > > > punctuation (or lack of it) happens to be current on this week's most
> > > > fashionable chat-site.  :-(
> > > > 
> > > > Alec McAllister Leeds, UK
> > > 
> > > OK, you win. :-)
> 
> I hold with Alec McAllister here - and with those who abhor top-posting,
> which I regard as an abomination....   [?]
> 
> Henri

 +1


  JB



-- 
Man is a religious animal. He is the only religious animal. He is the only 
animal that has the True Religion...several of them.  -Mark Twain

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