Monday, January 24, 2011

Poor Roland

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  1. ha, actually it’s not a teacher fail. Periods don’t always have to go inside quotes. Not in this case.

  2. The period goes inside the quotes only if it is part of the actual quote. Which it isn’t.

    WTF is this “Grammarbook” web site? Just because you find it on the intertubes doesn’t make it true.

  3. Actually, I am an editor. In English grammar, a period and a comma always go inside the quotes. Always.

    But, not so in British usage.

  4. Who the hell starts an exchange with “This is [whoever]”. They’re already facebook friends – I’m sure he’s aware who it is.

    Load of crap.

  5. @ twb155 – Maybe his profile is open to the public?

    @ nickyvw – Yeah, whatever. The period (besides the obvious “in my panties”) goes a) inside the quote marks if the quote is a full sentence or b) outside the quote marks if the quote is a partial sentence.

    Just so you know, “I’m highly educated and I pose naked for pictures”.

  6. I was namechecked! My life is complete.

    Even more so now that I read a post of someone correcting someone else’s grammar! Absolute brilliance. Oh, if I died now, I’d die a happy man.

    Although, reading another ‘rarr I hate Lamebook commenters’ comments thread feels a little bit like dying. But less fun, and without all the blood and shit.

  7. ‘And shit’ being an annoying way of saying ‘and so forth’.

  8. #24 Don’t start long-winded posts with “in short” when you’re not trying to be sarcastic (as hell knows the rest of the post is dry enough). If you start such a post with such a comment, just write “Isn’t postmodernity great?” and let the readers do the footwork.

    As relates to the kid talking about Nietzsche and dragons: what is it that you’re trying to achieve here? Nietzsche also said “If you stare long enough into the abyss, the abyss stares back into you,” which is just as applicable, without sounding so Dungeons and Dragons. More so probably, since Lamebook stares into you, and then eventually mocks you for being a nerd if you use your quote.

    As to all the prescriptivist grammarians, go read the intro to the 2006 copy of the Oxford English Grammar. Actually, first go look up what prescriptive grammar is. Then all of you go read Strunk & Whites’ The Elements of Style. It’s stood the half-century test of time for a reason, and it will certainly help you discover where a full stop goes in relation to quotation marks.

    To everyone else, have a nice day.

  9. Unwarranted self-importance much?

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