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Old 09-19-2009, 06:39 AM   #1936
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agreed
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:43 AM   #1937
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At school it was optional. During my level 3 Eng Lang it was actively discouraged...so was over-use of semi-colons...

I am a swine with commas. I have had to train myself out of littering my writing with them (with greater or lesser success depending on my mood:P). I used to basically throw in a comma every time I felt it needed a pause. I wasn't really concerned with grammatical usage.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:38 AM   #1938
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You don't need that comma before 'and' unless you're a neurotic twitch.

but then again...i'm not big on capitalizing either.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:19 AM   #1939
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WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN??

In this case, children walking to our local elementary school with their parents. I have rarely seen a lone kid jaywalk. But I regularly see parents take their kids across in the middle of the street... when, by going a half block out of their way, they could cross with the crosswalk and crossing guard.

Furthermore the people who do this seem to do it stupidly. They're not crossing when there's little or no traffic coming. On the contrary--in front of an elementary school, 5 minutes before the bell? It's a zoo. But they just head on across and assume people are going to stop for them.

In addition to hosing up traffic worse than it already is, it's teaching the kids bad (possibly life-threatening) habits.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:32 PM   #1940
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i don't understand parents and coaches who cheat at kids' sports. seems just... wrong.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:21 AM   #1941
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Okay, this isn't about me and it wasn't today. However, I finally have some time to get on here, and I thought it was funny so here goes.

The other day, my mom asked us (my sister and I) why do we put the toilet's cover down. Yes people, I actually put the toilet's cover down. After I heard on the news that particles in the toilet water fly everywhere when a person flushes, I close the cover when I flush the toilet. My mom complained that there were a few times she almost peed in her pants because she had to take a moment to lift the cover. So now, I have to remember to lift the cover after I flushed the cover.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:16 AM   #1942
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Comma on guys, it really is not that important.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:22 AM   #1943
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I overcomma
I used to UNDERcomma but now I overcomma as well.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:23 AM   #1944
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You don't need that comma before 'and' unless you're a neurotic twitch.
A lot of people are neurotic twitches, and they don't do that.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:10 AM   #1945
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I put the toilet cover down to keep the cat out of the toilet.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #1946
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i, for one, put commas down on my toliet's covers.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:17 AM   #1947
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i, for one, put commas down on my toliet's covers.
and apostrophe's
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:32 AM   #1948
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My toilet is actually an exclamation point.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:35 PM   #1949
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My toilet is actually an exclamation point.
for a full colon.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:15 PM   #1950
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