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Message 1318375 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 19:57:34 UTC

I had better explain this one:

Woman -> comma. A sentence I have seen used to explain why commas are necessary.

Woman without man, is lost.
Woman without, man is lost.

Notice the change of meaning with the placement of the comma?




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Message 1318377 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 19:58:53 UTC

An exclamation point can be called a "bang" in some computer terminology.




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Message 1318379 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 20:02:43 UTC - in response to Message 1318375.  

I had better explain this one:

Woman -> comma. A sentence I have seen used to explain why commas are necessary.

Woman without man, is lost.
Woman without, man is lost.

Notice the change of meaning with the placement of the comma?


Then the second sentence would be the right one?;)

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Message 1318382 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 20:04:42 UTC - in response to Message 1318379.  

I had better explain this one:

Woman -> comma. A sentence I have seen used to explain why commas are necessary.

Woman without man, is lost.
Woman without, man is lost.

Notice the change of meaning with the placement of the comma?


Then the second sentence would be the right one?;)

Whichever fits the meaning of the rest of the piece of writing would be correct. However, it is an eye opener to high school students that do not see the need for commas.


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Message 1318387 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 20:10:59 UTC

An exclamation point can be called a "bang" in some computer terminology.


It's called a "pling" in the UK!

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Message 1318397 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 20:19:00 UTC

An "uitroepteken" in Belgium



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Message 1318400 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 20:22:39 UTC

Gosh this is an educational day. We should have ends of the world more often ;-)

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Message 1318429 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 21:02:41 UTC
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Did you know that the first trans Atlantic telephone cable is still in use? If you are unlucky enough to get one of the 48 lines, you will get a terrible connection.

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If I recall correctly, they come up near Menlo Park

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#1 and #2 went through Nova Scotia. #3 landed in New Jersey.




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Message 1318446 - Posted: 21 Dec 2012, 21:32:18 UTC

TAT-1 (Transatlantic No. 1) was the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system. It was laid between Gallanach Bay, near Oban, Scotland and Clarenville, Newfoundland between 1955 and 1956. It was inaugurated on September 25, 1956, initially carrying 36 telephone channels.

TAT-2 was AT&T Corporation's second transatlantic telephone cable. It was in operation from 1959 to 1982, initially carrying 48 telephone circuits between France and Newfoundland.

TAT-3 was AT&T Corporation's third transatlantic telephone cable. It was in operation from 1963 to 1986, initially carrying 138 telephone circuits (simultaneous calls) between England and New Jersey.

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Message 1318707 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 8:29:41 UTC

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MMMMMM


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Message 1318711 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 8:35:09 UTC

Bufflo bills and buffalo chicken wings:)


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Message 1318713 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 8:40:27 UTC

Or even "bill" as an alternative name for "beak" Once you've arrived at "beak", "wing" flows on quite naturally (at least in my small brain...).


As has been said this thread is an education. I most enjoy it when I can't see the link and have to go off and have a good dig to find the fragment of a quote in the darkest corner of a library that leads me to the light-switch of understanding.


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Message 1318717 - Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 8:45:33 UTC

MMM I guess I don't do the Junkfood Junked.


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Message 1319165 - Posted: 23 Dec 2012, 4:27:14 UTC

bacon -> science

Sir Francis Bacon described how to do science.




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Message 1319262 - Posted: 23 Dec 2012, 13:52:56 UTC

My sort of link John, works well, out of the ordinary, and gets folks thinking


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Message 1319629 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 14:55:06 UTC

I like to go with the first thing that pops into my mind. "Animals" started me humming:

Animal crackers in my soup
Lions and tigers loop the loop

Anybody know the rest of the words?



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Message 1319645 - Posted: 24 Dec 2012, 16:33:42 UTC - in response to Message 1319629.  

I like to go with the first thing that pops into my mind. "Animals" started me humming:

Animal crackers in my soup
Lions and tigers loop the loop

Anybody know the rest of the words?


Animal crackers in my soup
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop
Gosh oh gee but I have fun
Swallowing animals one by one
In every bowl of soup I see
Lions and Tigers watching me
I make 'em jump right through a hoop
Those animal crackers in my soup
When I get hold of the big bad wolf
I just push him under to drown
Then I bite him in a million bits
And I gobble him right down
When their inside me where it's dark
I walk around like Noahs Arc
I stuff my tummy like a goop
With animal crackers in my soup
Animal crackers in my soup
Do funny things to me
They make me think my neighbourhood
Is a big menagerie
For instance there's our Janitor
His name is Mr Klein
And when he Hollers at us kids
He reminds me of a Lion

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Message 1319882 - Posted: 25 Dec 2012, 15:40:28 UTC

Maintenance is a magazine over here.



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Message 1320352 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 7:02:25 UTC

Before you ask the front suspension forks on my bike are a model called Wotan.
They are stiffer and have less travel than the originals, which suits me better. I tend not to go over the top of the handle bars so often now.

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Message 1320486 - Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 18:42:40 UTC
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Notion= Greek city-state on the west coast of Anatolia



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