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

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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 03:01 AM
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a reply to: pheonix358
That is "simpler"? You have added four letters and two syllables.




posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 03:20 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Straight over your head at 30,000 ft.

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edit on 3/2/2017 by pheonix358 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 03:28 AM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

I finish most of my posts with Ellipses. Don't know why just started doing it one day about 7 years ago...



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 03:50 AM
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Overuse of ellipsis does not bother me. I like to type as close as I can to how I would be speaking the sentence.
Ellipses convey a sense of foreboding even though that's not the way they were intended.

I will also use all caps on single words for emphasis rather than the tiresome act of using bold or italics as well.

One habit I tend to go overboard on sometimes is using a dash when a period or comma would work but to me, it seems like it again, replicates how I would actually be speaking it. Somehow a little different(shorter?) than using the correct punctuation.

And don't get me started on my bad habit of adding a smiley face at nearly every sentence in a chat message.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 06:07 AM
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posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: gottaknow
Overuse of ellipsis does not bother me. I like to type as close as I can to how I would be speaking the sentence.
Ellipses convey a sense of foreboding even though that's not the way they were intended.

I will also use all caps on single words for emphasis rather than the tiresome act of using bold or italics as well.

One habit I tend to go overboard on sometimes is using a dash when a period or comma would work but to me, it seems like it again, replicates how I would actually be speaking it. Somehow a little different(shorter?) than using the correct punctuation.

And don't get me started on my bad habit of adding a smiley face at nearly every sentence in a chat message.
It's all about communication, my friend. Well done.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

AWESOME bit of knowledge! Thank you for sharing that!!!



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants



Ummm...I...Uh...love me some ellipsis...

So much so...that it bothers me no end...to see a sheer wall of text...

I totally agree...they help the flow of communication on the webs...
They also illustrate...inflection...



YouSir



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 05:58 PM
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Over use? NEVAH!!!

I mean...come on...it's the only way to imply dramatic pause or more...something....in text speak.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: YouSir

Yes....a wall of text peppered with ellipsis's(ellipsi?) is esthetically pleasing to look at.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 11:48 PM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
Over use? NEVAH!!!

I mean...come on...it's the only way to imply dramatic pause or more...something....in text speak.
I never cease to be amazed by how smart people who think like me are.



posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Yeah..."quotation marks". I forgot what else I was going to say. Oh well.



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