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Posted on 19 Apr 2011 17:38:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Apr 2011 17:38:50 BDT
And they are scrambling your words too! Evil punctuation.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2011 21:03:25 BDT
Book Worm says:
Well spotted, Gingerlily. They're getting everywhere, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Must be on my guard in future.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 21:06:45 BDT
next it will be the attack of the colons; probably starting; with semi;colons: and then: con:tin:uing:: with::: a ::: fu::lly::::: fle::::::ged:::::::::: att:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 21:08:13 BDT
Florence43 says:
I have a confession - I am the Hyphenator!

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 21:09:27 BDT
:::::g::::::a::::::s;;;;P;;;;;;;;;;;;;H::::::E::::::::::::::L:::::::::P:::::::::!!!!!!!

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 21:42:52 BDT
Lez Lee says:
Exhyphenate, exhyphenate.......!

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 21:53:21 BDT
Norm Deplume says:
The Guardian carried articles claiming that misplaced apostrophes were the result of an insect alighting randomly on pages of text - the apostrofly.

Then there is a bird that leaves claw prints that look like this !!!! The exclamation lark.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 22:14:56 BDT
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Posted on 20 Apr 2011 00:04:04 BDT
Edgar Self says:
Norm Deplume -- Twenty points for apostrofly and exclamation lark. But, you know, I mean, like, um ... ;;; ::: --- didn't you used to be Nom de Plume?

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 07:56:21 BDT
Hi guys, sorry about my last post, I was undergoing colonic irrigation.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 09:13:56 BDT
docdic says:
What a multiplicity and pleurality of extra additional punctuation marks - it reminds me of what I heard on a shopping channel recently - "...and in addition you are also getting xxxxxx as well too".

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 09:35:36 BDT
Book Worm says:
Is this aforementioned multiplicty related in any way to the dreaded Off Of bird? It seems to make a habit of flying off of its nest onto the nearest branch, then off of the branch onto the bird feeder, off of the bird feeder onto my windowsill, off of the windowsill to hover over my patio chair...then promptly gets off on depositing a load of question marks over said chair before flying off with a grin on its beak. I just HATE Off of's. I wish it would just ....Off.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 09:44:21 BDT
Florence43 says:
Book Worm are you sat sitting whilst writing this?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011 10:38:24 BDT
El Grande says:
There`s a currently a craze for people to say "absolutely", when they mean "yes".

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011 10:41:27 BDT
absolutely... er I mean..affermative... oh heck!

Yes that is very annoying. (Thats better) oh darn it - brackets... now hyphens and dots

This is making posting very difficult.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 10:50:30 BDT
docdic says:
Surely, 'absolutely' is alright -but, then, 'alright' is all wrong, so...

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 11:00:24 BDT
docdic says:
I could be sat here all day long, reading this thread but, as it is, I am just stood looking out the window...

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 11:17:39 BDT
Lez Lee says:
docdic - my favourite bit of tautology was on a leaflet issued by the local medical centre:

'You can now pre-book an appointment in advance'.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 14:54:52 BDT
docdic says:
Lez Lee - it is not the kind of -ology which medics are tort...

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 14:59:18 BDT
docdic says:
it can be real tort-ure if one keeps it too taut-you're sure to understand...

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 15:52:31 BDT
Florence43 says:
Tortology sounds quite fun, assuming it means tasting the lovely desserts.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 15:57:23 BDT
Tort-illa-ology has a Mexican flavour...

Posted on 20 Apr 2011 18:42:50 BDT
docdic says:
I tawt I taw a putty tat a cweepin up on me -(Gosh! that takes me back a bit) - I did! - I taw a pu... oh no, - it was a typographical (t)error...

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 09:52:28 BDT
Anyone up for a re-tort?

Posted on 21 Apr 2011 09:54:44 BDT
I was tort never to answer back.
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