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I need a punctuation/grammar icon...

I find that I am a dinosaur. I did not know the Chicago Manual of Style now approved one space between sentences. Can I train my fingers?

Woe is I. That's probably why I can't get published. Too out of touch, far too proper. As Winston Churchill said (quoted on today's calendar page), "Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put." *snort*

At least I know I'm smarter than a 5th Grader. I answered all the questions on last night's show with no problem (I can't speak as well for the contestants).

And because looking up Winston Churchill quotes is fun:

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to the public."

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wildrider
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
I have to think about a good one.

I suppose I can give up the double space (had to for my reviews, already), but I will never stop my quest to prevent the incorrect apostrophe use! *waves cane*
cornerofmadness
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
oh god I am SO awful with that. I mean I KNOW they don't belong in places i put them.I type too fast and don't edit as carefully as I should before i send crap out. hangs head in shame
wildrider
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
*grin* Well, my spelling/malapropism can join your apostrophes in the Hall of Shame...

cornerofmadness
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
snort. Okay I love the kitty on the lotus (or is that his dog? I can never tell with that artist)
wildrider
Jan. 27th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC)
I can always tell the difference between Mooch (the cat) and Earl (the dog). Mooch's ears stand up in points, for one... *g*

It's Mooch.

cornerofmadness
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
ah i see, easier to tell when they're together

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