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post #127 of 1111

Ha, funny video (audio).

post #128 of 1111
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Originally Posted by zeg View Post

 

To be fair, the first two of those have some reasonable logic behind them. The New York Times only recently (~ 2006) stopped using an apostrophe after decades, and the acronym is a reasonable, if unnecessary, extension of the rules for plural letters (now only for lower case plural letters, at least according to the Chicago Manual of Style). Those two don't bother me so much because of that---they're more arbitrary than mixing up "it's" and "its."

 

Although given the uses of apostrophes they have no place in denoting a decade of a plural. Neither are contractions or indicating possession.

 

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Originally Posted by Missouri Swede View Post

 

Some are difficult. What would the plural of TaylorMade R11S be? R11Ss? R11S's?

 

My choice: try to reword the sentence to avoid it.

 

I don't see why it's difficult. A plural requires an 's' on the end, not an apostrophe.

post #129 of 1111

I'm heading over to the Bassess' house for dinner tonight.

post #130 of 1111
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Originally Posted by Fraser View Post

Although given the uses of apostrophes they have no place in denoting a decade of a plural. Neither are contractions or indicating possession.

 

Well, apostrophes do have legitimate uses in plurals. Per the Chicago Manual of Style, lower-case letters and abbreviations with either 2+ periods or mixed case all form plurals with apostrophes. ("x's and y's," "M.A.'s and Ph.D's," and "MAs and PhD's.")

 

Although I don't see a rule for abbreviations like R11S, it's hard to argue against the possibility of confusion (I didn't realize they'd released the R11Ss already!). Since the purpose of punctuation is to reduce confusion, that sort of use isn't crazy---even if technically incorrect, it is analogous to other exceptions to the usual "contraction or possessive" usage.

 

The rules are not simple enough to make all apostrophe errors objects of ridicule. While "its" and "it's" come up often enough, not everyone is up on the details of their style manual.

post #131 of 1111
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Happy fathers day Josh531 I google hiting someone with a golf ball and I am seeing where people are starting to sue people and no I am not into sueing someone but if you can see me like on a par 3 where we all should be able to hit the ball to the green or close to the green and you hurt me I am going to sue you or we are going to court and I am going to try and deep in that back pocket if you hit the ball off of a tee box and it comes over and hits me and you yell fore most times they are far apart that I should have time to get out of the way or it's not going to be that hard by the time it gets to me I am not looking for the ones that accidentally hit you I am wanting to get rid of the ones who can see you and hit the ball and know they can hit the ball that far because they think you are slow playing

 

I forgot about this gem. This is the literary equivalent to white noise.

 

Or maybe William Faulkner has risen from the dead and is posting on TST?

post #132 of 1111
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Originally Posted by dak4n6 View Post

 

I forgot about this gem. This is the literary equivalent to white noise.

 

Or maybe William Faulkner has risen from the dead and is posting on TST?

 

 

Wow. I'm out of breath from running on so long.

post #133 of 1111
post #134 of 1111

I'm going to go ahead and call myself out on one.

 

"Pom Tree" ha ha. I took some flack for it during my post . I was going for "Palm Tree" as I'm sure everyone new lol.

 

The one guys said " I don't see any Pomegranate trees?" lol

post #135 of 1111
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Originally Posted by Jimbo Slice View Post

I'm going to go ahead and call myself out on one.

 

"Pom Tree" ha ha. I took some flack for it during my post . I was going for "Palm Tree" as I'm sure everyone new lol.

 

The one guys said " I don't see any Pomegranate trees?" lol

 

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post #136 of 1111

Damn, I actually need to learn almost everything on this poster board ha ha. For the sake of myself and fellow readers, I will take some time to study this board z5_smartass.gif. Maybe even read up on some more common English knowledge. My posts can be hard to read at times, and believe me, they where even harder to write. If it wasn't for spell check, they would look much worse. Plus, spell checker doesn't fix things like.... "Track meat" oops ha ha. I was trying to spell track meet, obviously.

post #137 of 1111
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Originally Posted by Jimbo Slice View Post

Plus, spell checker doesn't fix things like.... "Track meat" oops ha ha. I was trying to spell track meet, obviously.

I just assumed you had ordered some Omaha Steaks and were tracking the shipping. Mmmm.
post #138 of 1111
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What would 'red meet' be then?

 

A summit between Mao tse Tung and Lenin ha ha

post #139 of 1111

lol @ Jamo's avatar.

post #140 of 1111

So I was stunned to see that Michael Clarke Duncan passed away.  Then in the comments section of the article I tried (and failed) to make sense of this:

 

 

 

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i dnt understand him dead wow why it happen heart attack wow . micheal clarke is 54 years old wow is young small wow i think alwys thier person dead my god i angry think foods not good or smoke it aganist to smoke other it things that.and just think in usa not good foods it .
post #141 of 1111
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Chimpanze typing on a computer is all I can think of.

 

Who is Michael Clarke Duncan?

post #142 of 1111
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Originally Posted by dak4n6 View Post

Chimpanze typing on a computer is all I can think of.

 

Who is Michael Clarke Duncan?

 

The huge actor with the big smile from movies like Armageddon, The Green Mile and Talladega Nights.

 

post #143 of 1111
Thread Starter 

Oh, that guy. What a shame.

 

There's a new poster who is lacing his posts with links to 'discount' golf clubs. Probably counterfeit. But, he is a wonderful source of phrases that leave you stupified:

 

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Our pursuit of the ball target is the maximum speed from the head is transmitted to the ball, that is, the maximum precision rate: the ball is divided by the ratio of the clubhead speed.

 

I love the part about the ball being divided..

post #144 of 1111

Nothing makes me want to buy a new product more than poor grammar.  It creates a tremendous amount of confidence in the product's supporters a2_wink.gif

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