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Old 09-12-2013, 10:38 AM   #76
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I disagree. The press has moved with the times, and whilst they might still be parsimonious with exclamation points in their own articles, it would be bad form to edit them out of a letter to the editor where they were clearly used to excess deliberately for emphasis.
Well, that's just sic!

Yeah, you can't really edit a letter to the editor to make it more grammatically or structurally correct, or more appealing to the well-read folks. Or else they could have made it read:

Dear Sir:

Verily, it has come to my attention that the country of Iran has chosen to support Assad, whilst Gulf States have announced their intention to oppose Assad. It is my belief that Assad has expressed ill feelings towards the Muslim Brotherhood while the Muslim Brotherhood (as well as United States President Obama) are against General Sisi.



You get rid of the errors, the extraneous exclamation points, and the one sentence paragraphs, and it isn't that guy's letter anymore.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #77
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...You get rid of the errors, the extraneous exclamation points, and the one sentence paragraphs, and it isn't that guy's letter anymore.
Nor is it humorous, anymore.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #78
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But my humorless rendition of the letter was tres humorful (at least in my head.)
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #79
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I think you mean, it was totes humorful.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #80
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*snickers*

Yeah, I did.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:56 PM   #81
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:00 AM   #82
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Robert Fulghum, call your office...
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:35 AM   #83
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Slang, Whats happening in the Philippines? Are you still with us?
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:23 AM   #84
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Slang, Whats happening in the Philippines? Are you still with us?
Fargon, look over here.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:30 PM   #85
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:24 AM   #86
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #87
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Either that, or, someone's throwing away a perfectly good white boy.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:09 PM   #90
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Meanwhile, in Tunisia:

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Tunisia, Feminist Paradise?
By Noah Feldman Jan 9, 2014 9:17 AM PT

I wouldn't believe it if I weren't sitting here in Tunisia's parliament building. But I just watched the nation's constituent assembly adopt, 116-40 with 32 abstentions, an amendment to its draft constitution requiring the government to create parity for women in all legislative assemblies in the country, national as well as local. After the vote, the assembly and audience stood up spontaneously and sang the national anthem. There wasn't a dry eye in the house -- including mine.

This historic moment is embedded in another historic moment of still greater scope. For the first time in the history of an Arabic-speaking country, a freely elected assembly is publicly debating and finalizing a constitution without an occupying army, a king or a dictator anywhere. The Arab Spring has either struggled or failed everywhere else, but in Tunisia, a democratic constitutional victory is in view.
**APPLAUSE** (Because I don't know the Tunisian National Anthem; maybe if you hummed a few bars....)
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