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Postby VelvetElvis » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:17 pm

Either, but I really love salty snacks.
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Postby Platypi007 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:13 pm

Oh gosh I love fresh roasted, salted pumpkin seeds and haven't had them in YEARS now.

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Postby starlooker » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:03 am

Watching my cats bathe themselves. Not when they're just doing a quick face wash, although, that's fun, too. When they're really entranced by their mission of getting their fur completely cleansed. They're so systematic, and it's fun wondering how on earth they decide a particular spot needs to be washed all over again. They look so happy, so fully participating in this favorite act. Plus, watching Reece do tail-washing maintenance is hilarious, because he pounces on his tail, first, and then washes it very frenetically, as if he's worried it's going to escape again.

I let Reece on the bed last night when I had an awful headache and Donny and I watched him. It was like, "Why bother with TV when this is so entertaining?" It helped me relax, really.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby Mich » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:13 am

Plus, watching Reece do tail-washing maintenance is hilarious, because he pounces on his tail, first, and then washes it very frenetically, as if he's worried it's going to escape again.
Haha, one of mine (Maggie) does this exact thing. It's like "If you're going to make a game out of it, why don't you make a game out of washing, say, your feet?"

Also, is it the new forum, or do you double-space after your periods? I'm mostly curious because I recently kicked that habit myself, and because the actual post doesn't have double-spaces, just what I quoted from you.
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Postby starlooker » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:20 am

I double space after periods. I can't help myself. It's a habit I cannot seem to kick, even though I know it's no longer APA style. Actually, when I write a paper, what I do is use the search/replace feature and replace the double space with single space, because that's faster for me.
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Postby Young Val » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:24 am

Actually, when I write a paper, what I do is use the search/replace feature and replace the double space with single space, because that's faster for me.
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you snooze, you lose
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Re: Things that I love

Postby Luet » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:45 am

I had no idea you were no longer supposed to double space. I always do it. That's how I learned to type as a legal secretary.
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Postby locke » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:47 pm

double space was only needed for typewriters/monospaced fonts. It's really not needed anymore for computers and modern fonts. But I can't seem to kick the habit.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:06 pm

I always double space. Thankfully, I've never had any teachers who were picky about format changes--I think they're double spacers themselves--so I never really tried to kick the habit. It looks prettier to me, with most fonts. I think the only time I don't do it is when I'm texting and it automatically adds a space after the period.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby steph » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:41 pm

double space was only needed for typewriters/monospaced fonts. It's really not needed anymore for computers and modern fonts. But I can't seem to kick the habit.
I can't kick the habit, either.
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Postby Mich » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:45 pm

I'm seriously not looking down on you guys, because I mostly agree that it looks better, and it's definitely how I was taught. I did it until about eight months ago when, coincidentally, a number of people sent me things about how you're not supposed to. As an avid typographer, I realized that I had to move with new norms.

Of course, after forcing myself to change, I now have the awesome ability to switch between them at will and be just as fluid. See? Just now. I'm double-spacing.

Plus I type things in notepad all the time, for clients and such, and monospaced requires double-spacing pretty much. So it's an awesome skill to have.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:05 pm

I never double-spaced until I became editor of a journal that had a double-space guideline.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:06 pm

I double space and oxford comma.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:07 pm

oxford comma.
I love oxford commas. I always use them. Always have.

The copyeditor at work deletes them before going to press and it drives me crazy to no end.
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Postby Young Val » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:08 pm

HELL YES, OXFORD COMMA.

Sorry, Yebra's appearance apparently made me caps-lock happy. But still, yes. Oxford comma forever.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:09 pm

oxford comma.
deletes them
DELETE OXFORD COMMA? That bitch.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:10 pm

I double space and oxford comma.
Is the oxford comma not okay anymore?

(I had to look up what an oxford comma was, but I am definitely a prolific user of them).

Why do I have the typing habits of an old typewriter person? I've had computers and typing classes in school since like 3rd grade.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:12 pm

It's being taught as "unnecessary"
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:17 pm

DELETE OXFORD COMMA? That bitch.
I know, right?! She even deletes them when they're necessary to resolve ambiguity.

The AP Style can go f*** itself.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby Young Val » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:19 pm

DELETE OXFORD COMMA? That bitch.
I know, right?! She even deletes them when they're necessary to resolve ambiguity.

The AP Style can go f*** itself.

You let it out, honey.

(And I so agree).
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:42 pm

Eats, shoots and leaves.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:46 pm

Related:

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Postby Noodle » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:48 pm

Capital Letters:
I was helping my Uncle Jack off the horse.
I was helping my Uncle jack off the horse.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:50 pm

Oh, Noodle, you're so funny.
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Postby Noodle » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:51 pm

why thank you!
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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:52 pm

Fixed? :D
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Re: Things that I love

Postby thoughtreader » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:04 pm

I LOVE this :stoned kermit:

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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:05 pm

Ah, Kermit. You and those left-handed cigarettes.
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Re: Things that I love

Postby Mich » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:19 pm

I was taught to never do the Oxford comma in elementary school, so this sudden outcry not to use it is kind of like "uh, duh?" and kind of annoying because, like everyone else logical, I find it necessary to resolve ambiguities.

ALSOALSOALSO: :stoned kermit:
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Re: Things that I love

Postby starlooker » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:24 pm

OXFORD COMMA ALL THE WAY!

I was taught it in elementary school, ignored the last time it went out of vogue, and am also planning on ignoring this time.

It just makes more sense. It's aesthetically more pleasing. I prefer it.

(Also, I have never, ever cared for that whole "when in doubt, leave it out" comma aphorism.)
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Re: Things that I love

Postby Petra456 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:06 am

I love when my cat, Buffy, pokes me. She'll crawl up on my chest, lay down, stretch one paw out and poke my face. If I tell her "no poke!" she'll pause, and just lay there with her paw outstretched towards my face.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:10 am

I love pweb.
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Postby Young Val » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:12 am

High quality dark chocolate with the perfect amount of crunchy sea salt.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Yebra » Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:56 am

Things I like about new pweb:

PEOPLE NOTICED I WAS GONE.

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Postby Petra456 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:00 pm

Fred still has her monster bite. Never forget.
RAWR!
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