From: Guy Steele (Guy.Steele@Sun.COM)
Date: Fri Jan 20 2006 - 15:00:16 CST
On Jan 20, 2006, at 3:22 PM, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>> Allow me, then, to represent
>> That it was never my intent
>> You should be all unwilling bent
>> Beneath Chicago's yoke,
>> But merely to explain the rules
>> It lays forth, as prospective tools
>> For understanding: only fools
>> Believe whatever's spoke.
> I didn't think perusing dots
> And whether CMS alots
> A full stop in initial spots
> Would lead us to this point.
> But since we're here, all rhyme awhile,
> And punctuate in perfect style.
> Let's give the list in verse a trial
> To liven up the joint!
The two-dot ellipsis
Haunts Ada and Perl.
The three-dot ellipsis?
Well, give me an URL!
But I'll bet a whole bottle
Of Selsun Blue tripsis---
Chicago or not---
Ain't no four-dot ellipsis!
(apologies to Ogden Nash)
And now I shall bow out. Have a good weekend!
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