OSS coding Project - branched off from: Coding for a living

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sat Dec 24 15:19:22 MST 2005


On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 04:06:56PM -0600, Michael Halcrow wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 08:04:50AM -0700, Hans Fugal wrote:
> > Some more than others, and some tolerate it more than others (hence
> > the grammar nazi flamewars).
> 
> I cannot parse this pathetic excuse for a sentence, Hans.
> 
> Whenever you have a comma followed by a conjunction, you must have a
> complete sentence on each side. That means you need a noun and a
> verb. Sometimes the noun may be implicit, but it is very rarely the
> case that the verb is implicit. I cannot find the verb in the
> fragment, ``Some more than others.'' In addition, your copious use of
> parentheses is quite distracting. Furthermore, since ``nazi'' is a
> proper noun, is should definitely be capitalized.
               ^^

Obviously it was getting to you more than you knew.

> 
> I just can't handle it all.

Apparently.

(Hmmm, a sentence with an impiled verb.)

-- 

Charles Curley                  /"\    ASCII Ribbon Campaign
Looking for fine software       \ /    Respect for open standards
and/or writing?                  X     No HTML/RTF in email
http://www.charlescurley.com    / \    No M$ Word docs in email

Key fingerprint = CE5C 6645 A45A 64E4 94C0  809C FFF6 4C48 4ECD DFDB
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://plug.org/pipermail/plug/attachments/20051224/336b6240/attachment.bin 


More information about the PLUG mailing list