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Overuse Of Ellipsis...Irritating?...Or...Elucidating!!

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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:13 AM
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Elucidating, of course. Quotation marks are merely tools of the artist and are to be used...or not...as the artist sees fit. It helps to convey the proper inflection...to enable you to hear it in the way that I said it...with the proper tones and nuances, if you will.
And for all of you who said "irritating"...well.......
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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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Overusing ellipsis is like overusing sun cream, impossible...



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:17 AM
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I once knew a warlock on world of Warcraft that was named ellipsis. It was the most genius name ever.

Dot. Dot. Dot.

Ever so clever. Hellacious pvp'r to boot.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:18 AM
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originally posted by: Raggedyman
Overusing ellipsis is like overusing sun cream, impossible...
Impossible...perhaps...but I intend to try none the less.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

What you talking bout Willis .



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:24 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: MissSmartypants

What you talking bout Willis .
Ellipsis is the term for the three little dots...that denote a pause in the narrative. I was trying to be clever...oh well...



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:29 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: MissSmartypants

What you talking bout Willis .


I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had no idea what this was about. LOL



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:30 AM
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originally posted by: MissSmartypants

originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: MissSmartypants

What you talking bout Willis .
Ellipsis is the term for the three little dots...that denote a pause in the narrative. I was trying to be clever...oh well...


A little too clever for some of us I'm afraid. Now we know. See, it's never too late to learn something. Then again, I might forget this by tomorrow.

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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:34 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants




I was trying to be clever...oh well...


I am Australian so it was always going to be lost on me . lol



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:44 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

I prefer the m-dash. It is more dramatic, for instance when a sentence needs to end abruptly as if the writer was—



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:48 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: MissSmartypants




I was trying to be clever...oh well...


I am Australian so it was always going to be lost on me . lol

Damn, I don't have that excuse. I'm American.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:49 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: MissSmartypants

I prefer the m-dash. It is more dramatic, for instance when a sentence needs to end abruptly as if the writer was—


Why is it called the 'm' dash? If I'm in here learning, I might as well learn some more.
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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

There is the common dash or hyphen for separating words, ie half-time.

There is the n-dash for symbolizing "to", for instance in dates Jan – Feb.

Then the m-dash is for breaks in sentences or abrupt stopping.

They are called those names for typographical reasons. The n-dash is the length of the letter N, while the m-dash is the length of the letter M, a relic of the printing press I assume.
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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:58 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

I'm of the opinion that ampersands and hashtags are more often overused. Dare say obnoxious!!




posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 01:04 AM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Thanks! That makes perfect sense.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

My pleasure. I am ashamed to admit am a grammar and typography geek.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 01:41 AM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: MissSmartypants

I prefer the m-dash. It is more dramatic, for instance when a sentence needs to end abruptly as if the writer was—
I love what you did there. That m-dash thing is great...and a great rapper name too.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 01:44 AM
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originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: MissSmartypants




I was trying to be clever...oh well...


I am Australian so it was always going to be lost on me . lol


I'm Australian...

Was never lost on me, check my post history...

lol...

Wait, and I guilty of this crime... or not?

Oo

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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 02:42 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants
I use it mainly when something is being left out, like the end of a sentence or the middle of a quotation. I think that's what it's for.
It can be overdone. In "The real life of Sebastian Knight" (Nabokov), the narrator is very disparaging about the biography written by a Mr. Goodman, and comments on his habit of "clicking three dots" at every other sentence.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 02:53 AM
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Why do we have to have such words when much simpler ones would do?

Looks to me like a triple period.


P




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