Re: This new yet unapproachable frozen yogurt

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Frozen yogurt is the koi pond of revenge sex.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 12:43 PM
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Standpipe is BANNED!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 1:22 PM
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In the middle of writing something, I sometimes use a dash in a correct but not necessary manner. Then, in the first or second sentence following, I do so again. Before long, I look back and realize the floodgates opened and there's about one dash per sentence since that first use, and have to edit out all or most of them.

Is this something peculiar to me, or does anyone find it familiar?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 1:50 PM
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In high school my best friend asked me, rather shamefacedly, to explain semicolons. I told her they were like a cross between a period and a colon. She then turned into a 4 page paper with nothing but semicolons.

Some things are not meant for people who have difficulty with moderation. Punctuation is not the first of those things that springs to mind.


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 1:54 PM
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Now keep track of how often I use "also" as a transition. (This is a direct result of an English teacher who annoyed me and singled out its use in that Virginia Woolf fly murdering essay as "terrible"; every time I use it, it's a little "fuck yoooooooooouuuu.")


Posted by: donaquixote | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 1:56 PM
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3: We grow accustomed to the Dash--
With commas put away--


Posted by: OPINIONATED EMILY DICKINSON | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 1:57 PM
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Some things are not meant for people who have difficulty with moderation.

New mouseover text?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 1:58 PM
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If today gives us a new mouseover text it will be
I need to know if you got his mom.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:02 PM
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Back in the days of typing, one typed "space dash dash space" as the non-typeset version of the em dash. This is now a Word autocorrect macro.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:06 PM
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I think that's an en dash. For an em dash, you need to omit the spaces.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:09 PM
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You mean "space hyphen hyphen space", I assume.

I know you defended me from the charge of solecism in the other thread, and you are a great friend for that, but I am a greater friend of pedantry.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:10 PM
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I guess the "OPINIONATED" was unnecessary without Megan around at the moment to take offense.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:10 PM
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For an em dash in LaTeX, type three hyphens (two for an en dash).


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:10 PM
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I've often mused on which of the two dashes—em or en—Mr. Samuel Morse might have preferred.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:12 PM
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but I am a greater friend of pedantry.

It's easy to see why. The pedantry pantry is full of pretty panties.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:16 PM
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I'm sure oudemia has pretty panties as well.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:19 PM
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You say "I'm sure" precisely because you don't know it to be a fact.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:22 PM
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That is to say, because you aren't sure.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:23 PM
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Over the counter. If I knew it to be a fact, I wouldn't be sure—I would know.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:24 PM
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She then turned into a 4 page paper with nothing but semicolons.

So, was Hogswarts as exciting as Rowlings claims?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:25 PM
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11 demonstrates, as if any further demonstration is required, that nosflow is the scorpion in the fable of the scorpion and the frog.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:27 PM
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Come here, neb. I want to license your implicature.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:27 PM
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22: No need. Neb releases his implicature under a copyleft license.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:30 PM
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It is true that I have never seen oudemia's panties. That, however, is no failing on my part, but solely on hers.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:33 PM
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That, however, is no failing on my part, but solely on hers.

It sounds like your part hasn't been failing anywhere near hers.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:35 PM
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Indeed not!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:36 PM
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Where has it been failing, then?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:37 PM
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I'm speaking, of course, about your frozen yogurt nozzle.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:38 PM
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At home and in the street, in the office, in the kitchen and in church, in the restaurant, and in the neighborhood public bath.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:41 PM
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"This is how I dispense my yogurt!" roared the pedant.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:43 PM
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"This is how I dispense my yogurt!" roared the pedant Tom ejaculated.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:53 PM
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29: Might this help?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:55 PM
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I don't know. Is it approved by Samsung?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 2:56 PM
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I don't think it's an official corporate position, but they realize that it happens and do nothing to stop it.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 3:08 PM
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Official corporate position.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 3:10 PM
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If today gives us a new mouseover text it will be. . .

I stand corrected.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 3:28 PM
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From the same author:

This is an interesting -- and frankly -- controversial point.
I feel as though she's baiting me, and I don't even read that blog.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 3:30 PM
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At least the word "frogurt" appears to be declining in use.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 3:44 PM
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38: Sadly, "fro-yo" seems to be going strong.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 4:02 PM
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39: I was worried about my business selling frog-shaped yurts, not the English language.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 4:10 PM
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40: that was the name of my BBS, but it never occured to me to shorten it to "Fro-Yo", somehow.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 4:45 PM
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Er to Frogurt, excuse me.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 4:45 PM
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You had a BBS named "frog-shaped yurts?"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 5:55 PM
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Oh, like you didn't.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 6:00 PM
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My BBS was called "Ephemeral Transitional Technology."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 6:04 PM
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BBS? I'm going to assume Bhutan Broadcasting Service.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 6:19 PM
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||So, I attempted a low-carb diet for the past three days. Turns out, I really like carbs and am not cut out for the purely carnivorous life. Lesson learned. |>


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 7:42 PM
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47: And the evidence of that was ...


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 7:44 PM
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Mostly, it left me feeling hungry. And then dizzy. And then I got a headache. Fuck it. I can live with getting chubby.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 7:48 PM
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"House style" in my office is to use spaces around emdashes. You can imagine the pain this causes me.

(Also, they use endashes when any sane writer would use a colon. I'd weep, but that would be unprofessional.)


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 8:15 PM
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they use endashes when any sane writer would use a colon.

I hope they have a sign saying, "All employees must wash hands after using endashes."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-11-10 8:30 PM
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Since this is the grammar nazi thread:

First person ("I") or the royal "we" in a dissertation? Fight!


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 5:36 AM
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"I" hands down, no contest. man up and affirm some shit.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 5:41 AM
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em is two dashes. Don't they teach kids anything these days.


Posted by: Mr Samuel Morse | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 5:42 AM
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Emdash, I wonder if you work for the same people I do. I understand the reason we have to substitute dashes for colons (formatting problems in the online publishing part) but it feels weird.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 6:41 AM
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No, in the case of my colleagues it's an unexamined and indefensible aesthetic preference. I really find it to be the worst part of my job.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 6:47 AM
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43: "The Frog's Yurt", but close enough for frogurt.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 7:06 AM
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they use endashes when any sane writer would use a colon

Homophobes.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 7:21 AM
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low carb doesn't always mean carnivorous.

most non-root/tuber/fruit vegetables, nuts (and their butters), coconut milk, olive oil, etc.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:10 AM
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although reading the second thing you wrote, it sounds like you had blood sugar problems. long-term, slowing moving toward moderate carb is good. enzymes take a few days to switch substrates to fat.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:14 AM
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First person ("I") or the royal "we" in a dissertation? Fight!

Both.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:14 AM
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59: That's basically salad. I'd need a potato or bread.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:18 AM
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62 to 61.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:36 AM
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God hates prog rock.

A founding member of ELO has been killed in a freak accident when a giant hay bale rolled out of a field and landed on his van. Cellist Mike Edwards died instantly when the 50-stone cylindrical bale careered down a slope, flipped 15ft over a hedge and smashed on to the roof of his van.
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:42 AM
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ELO isn't true prog.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:50 AM
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You aren't the boss of me musical categorization, neb.

God hates power pop derivatives of prog rock?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:54 AM
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They're not rock either AFAICS. Which leaves the question of what they are, and whether anybody cares.

(I'm sorry for his wife and kiddies, but.)


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 9:55 AM
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And some research shows that he was not a founding member.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 10:01 AM
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I saw that you were more moderate in your assessment of what God hates over at Bérubé's.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 10:02 AM
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Yes, I did choose to put it in the context of that particular thread. Turns out I don't always write what I really think about things, but rather pander to my audience.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 10:07 AM
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salad, or a curry, or stir fry. or stew. pretty much how most of my dinners are, though i often add some legume of some kind. i eat most of my carbs from granola or flatbreads (or said legumes) or fruit. if you have a meat and potato paradigm, then those are your options.


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 12:33 PM
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70: It's ok JP, we can handle the truth. You've really been crying all day over your ELO posters, haven't you?


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 2:21 PM
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Actually I've been listening to this all day to keep my spirits up. That, the exploding pony, Viagra, crack and Richard Brautigan got my 70 yr. old Ivy league ass through the weekend pretty well.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-12-10 6:03 PM
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People don't pander to me nearly enough.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 8:15 AM
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I didn't know you were in the market.


Posted by: Opinionated Pimp | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 8:17 AM
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74: Sir Kraab is right!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-13-10 8:36 AM
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