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From M Henri Day <mhenri...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is there a way to do this...
Date Sun, 27 May 2012 10:47:35 GMT
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 so it has probably been completely superseded by whatever haphazard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

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