Re: apostrophes

From: Guy Steele (Guy.Steele@Sun.COM)
Date: Thu Jun 01 2006 - 16:34:27 CDT

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    On Jun 1, 2006, at 5:19 PM, philip chastney wrote:

    > --- Guy Steele <> wrote:
    >> I might have found your missive somewhat easier to read
    >> had you
    >> taken the trouble to delimit the starts and ends of your
    >> sentences
    >> in conventional fashion. You did succeed in
    >> communicating,
    >> but only because I chose to expend the extra effort
    >> required
    >> to compensate for your lack of effort. Next time I may
    >> not bother.
    >> You may not care. You have a choice.
    > I am sorry if I caused you extra effort.
    > I notice that people construct their sentences differently
    > when talking and when writing formally. I was trying to
    > emulate the flow of speech, in print. "With excessive
    > punctuation, a formal feeling comes", as Emily Dickinson
    > might have said, which isn't always what's wanted.
    > regards . . . /phil

    ok then fine thanks for the nice reply i think we have a
    good understanding of each other now :-) and i wont
    try to tell you right now what my wife said her friend
    and her husband said Tom Hanks said

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