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    What he said...See, didn't make up a word, Vik

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    What he said...See, didn't make up a word, Vik
    And remember it is not, "Pendants of the world unite!"

    It is "Pedants of the world shall group together to form small but important collections of like-minded individuals for the purpose of analysing and checking the validity of the use of language by all, whether in written or spoken form, and making subsequent comments and corrections, where possible or appropriate."

    Just making sure people are clear about the goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Actually ... bonus pedantry points to @witch.Pedanticness is simply the addition of a suffix to a word to show the condition, quality or state of being something. "His pedanticness was becoming a problem as he tried to re-word the FAQ"This differs from the use of 'pedantry', which people sometimes mistakenly use when they mean pedanticness, and vice versa.
    "Dyslexics of the world untie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    And remember it is not, "Pendants of the world unite!"

    It is "Pedants of the world shall group together to form small but important collections of like-minded individuals for the purpose of analysing and checking the validity of the use of language by all, whether in written or spoken form, and making subsequent comments and corrections, where possible or appropriate."

    Just making sure people are clear about the goals.
    Not sure you're correct in your last use of a comma in the main paragraph. Having read it several times, I would omit it. Otherwise perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Not sure you're correct in your last use of a comma in the main paragraph. Having read it several times, I would omit it. Otherwise perfect!
    I agree with elsiegee - and also that sentence is uncomfortably long

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I agree with elsiegee - and also that sentence is uncomfortably long
    You both spotted one of the debate worthy commas I included ... Can you spot the other one?

    A hint would be that there were two possible commas, one was included and the other one wasn't. I inconsistently applied a preference around a rule on quotation marks.

    Debate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I agree with elsiegee - and also that sentence is uncomfortably long
    Gaaahhh, I insist that we debug language in assembly, all this abstraction is making my head spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    You both spotted one of the debate worthy commas I included ... Can you spot the other one?

    A hint would be that there were two possible commas, one was included and the other one wasn't. I inconsistently applied a preference around a rule on quotation marks.
    Debate!
    You have one after 'not' but not after 'is'
    I was taught that they should be semi-colons, anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    - i'm sure it was @Domino @ Bett11 who reeled off the perfect definitions to describe the difference between Nerds and us Geeks.
    Since then I found this

    My first negative rep !!-nerd_dork_geek_venn_diagram.jpg

    It basically proves my point - geek are knowledgable and obsessive. It's why you get photography geeks, music geeks, graffiti geeks.... and also why geeks can be cool.

    Nerds are geeks with social ineptitude, and not as obsessive

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    You both spotted one of the debate worthy commas I included ... Can you spot the other one?

    A hint would be that there were two possible commas, one was included and the other one wasn't. I inconsistently applied a preference around a rule on quotation marks.

    Debate!
    In my opinion, the comma you have used after not should not be present either; you are quoting with speech marks "Pedants of the world unite!". If this was actual speech, I have been taught to include it, but in practice, regular it! (Shame on me). The absent comma, after is, is inconsistent with your previous comma.

    I would definitely not use a semi colon in either case!

    The comma before which shouldn't be there as far as I'm concerned. No matter how I read it, I cannot bring myself to include one there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    The comma before which shouldn't be there as far as I'm concerned. No matter how I read it, I cannot bring myself to include one there!
    It is there because you emphasise the word 'pedantry' - thus leaving space for a breath and therefore a comma

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    It is there because you emphasise the word 'pedantry' - thus leaving space for a breath and therefore a comma
    But I don't when reading that sentence!

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    @elsiegee40 & @witch Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight!!!!

    Back to the Rep question though ...
    /me runs out the door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    But I don't when reading that sentence!
    But Grumbledook would - he is very 'theatrical' in his manner of speech

    and a little stirrer as well....

    *You'll never get elsiegee and me to fight
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    @elsiegee40 & @witch Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight!!!!

    Back to the Rep question though ...
    /me runs out the door!
    This thread has drifted somewhat... we should really have taken this one up in Pedantic Geeks - EduGeek.net

    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    ...and a little stirrer as well....
    I'm well aware of that...

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    *You'll never get elsiegee and me to fight
    Different opinions maybe! It's what comes of being one of triplets!



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