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Hudzilla
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Furthermore:
- "before" starts the sentence, so capitalise it
- when addressing nordle, you should place a comma before his name
- full stops should go inside quotation marks
- Rebecca is too weak to tear an Airfix plane limb from limb, never mind a strapping Linux geek such as nordle!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evilnick wrote:
before Rebecca tears you limb from limb nordle, that should be "you're a freak".
And there is only one 's' in disorder...


Hudzilla wrote:
Furthermore:
- "before" starts the sentence, so capitalise it
- when addressing nordle, you should place a comma before his name
- full stops should go inside quotation marks
- Rebecca is too weak to tear an Airfix plane limb from limb, never mind a strapping Linux geek such as nordle!

Baa!


Heh, I was going to make a wise crack about how people can be so pedantic and then the penny dropped and I felt really s..l..o..w Embarassed Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to laugh at evilnick's post, why when a computer geek takes offence to a post do they respond by pointing out the spelling and punctuation issues, wtf is that all about.
The link I quoted was dissorder.
And for Ed of LXF to point out spelling / grammer etc errors, pots, black kettles, glass house's, all that gear.

Good to see Hudzilla blockin for me though Wink Much appreciated!

If Rebecca wants to rip my limbs off, I think that's a bit harsh, plus I've grown quite attached to my limbs, I like them where they are, so would apologise prefusely for any offence caused if it meant I could keep most of my limbs in roughly the same place's as usual.

But, there are certain traits which tend to follow geeks/computer literate people around, such as:
1. They messed around with Lego (or equivilent) when younger
2. Interested in fire, burning things when younger.
3. Symptoms of OCD (how many of have to open a packet of crisps a certain way up, must double check you've closed windows before leaving house when you've already checked, have to eat jaffa cakes, marathon bars etc in a certain order ie take the top layer off, then the middle etc Having to align stacks or groups of items such as magazines, papers etc so they are symetrical)

Scary how many poeple that covers where I work Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:


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1. \/

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2. \/ \/

3. noop -=-


Furthermore:

- "before" starts the sentence, so capitalise it
  --=-- ( very very pedantic)

- when addressing nordle, you should place a comma before his name
 --=-- ( there's a fundamental error there somewhere )

- full stops should go inside quotation marks
 --=-- hmmm, ok then, one/two


Just had a strange cumpulsion to post this ....



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rebecca is going to rip, Hudzilla, limb from limb...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

evilnick wrote:
Rebecca is going to rip, Hudzilla, limb from limb...


Can we set up a webcam, you could do it pay per view, at least it would pay for the xmas party drinks Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nordle wrote:
But, there are certain traits which tend to follow geeks/computer literate people around, such as:
1. They messed around with Lego (or equivilent) when younger
2. Interested in fire, burning things when younger.
3. Symptoms of OCD (how many of have to open a packet of crisps a certain way up, must double check you've closed windows before leaving house when you've already checked, have to eat jaffa cakes, marathon bars etc in a certain order ie take the top layer off, then the middle etc Having to align stacks or groups of items such as magazines, papers etc so they are symetrical)

Scary how many poeple that covers where I work Smile


So true! I can say yes to 1, 2 and most of 3 Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hudzilla wrote:

- full stops should go inside quotation marks


Only if they are part of the quotation or you are American Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nordle wrote:

1. They messed around with Lego (or equivilent) when younger
2. Interested in fire, burning things when younger.
3. Symptoms of OCD (how many of have to open a packet of crisps a certain way up, must double check you've closed windows before leaving house when you've already checked, have to eat jaffa cakes, marathon bars etc in a certain order ie take the top layer off, then the middle etc Having to align stacks or groups of items such as magazines, papers etc so they are symetrical)

Scary how many poeple that covers where I work Smile


Well, okay for one and two, but then most of my friends at that age had similar interests. As for three, obsessive? me?
By the way, that should be "equivalent" and "symmetrical", above.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
nordle wrote:

1. They messed around with Lego (or equivilent) when younger
2. Interested in fire, burning things when younger.
3. Symptoms of OCD (how many of have to open a packet of crisps a certain way up, must double check you've closed windows before leaving house when you've already checked, have to eat jaffa cakes, marathon bars etc in a certain order ie take the top layer off, then the middle etc Having to align stacks or groups of items such as magazines, papers etc so they are symetrical)

Scary how many poeple that covers where I work Smile


Well, okay for one and two, but then most of my friends at that age had similar interests. As for three, obsessive? me?
By the way, that should be "equivalent" and "symmetrical", above.
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Does it show that I recently upgraded Firefox to 1.0.7 and have not yet got round to re-installing the spellbound spellchecker Smile
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