Paragraphical-Ness

Decorating By -K8memphis Updated 10 Feb 2009 , 2:01pm by Anntee

-K8memphis Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:31pm
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Hey.

Whenever you are typing out a response would you consider hitting the 'enter' key every now and then?

That will make that giant wadball of great information you are creating into a few easy to read paragraphs??

Just a paragraphical thought for you to consider.

Have a good one, paragraphically speaking of course.

L&P,
K8

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tx_cupcake Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:45pm
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif @ "paragraphical-ness"

Love it K8!

Paragraph breaks are just good journalism.

**shooting star**
The More You Know...

Eisskween Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm
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Thank you! I have noticed a few that don't use "paragraphical-ness." Cute word by the way. I have a tendency to read about the first five lines and then give up on the longer posts if they aren't broken down.

Have a great day!

Anntee Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:21pm
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icon_rolleyes.gif Good one, Kate. It is hard to follow those huge globs sometimes. Paragraphically speaking, it's when there is:

a subdivision of a written composition that consists of one or more sentences, deals with one point or gives the words of one speaker, and begins on a new usually indented line; or, a short composition or note that is complete in one paragraph

Have a nice day! icon_lol.gif

shannon100 Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:25pm
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Good idea!! I also get tired from reading the longer posts. This is good forum etiquette to make your posts easier to read! icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:33pm
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Thank you TexasCuppie, EeesTheQueen, Ann the Cake-buddyMunchkin, and ShannonMsMannersWouldBeProud.

'K so I got a nuther one.

If it's readable it's paragraphic-alicious.

Webster is rolling icon_eek.gif in his grave. Seuss is dancing icon_biggrin.gif (one can hope)

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MacsMom Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 3:46pm
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icon_lol.gif Please, please, please, break up those globs of words!

It'snearlyasbadastryingtoreadthisssentence.

(Nice reference to Suess ~ My kids and I adore that man!)

I also can't seem to break my DH of the sreaming text habit. If you can't see what your typing, wear your glasses or use a larger font size. I hate trying to log on after he's been sitting at the desk and my passwords don't work because I hadn't noticed that DH left the Caps lock on!

indydebi Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:17pm
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Amen, sista!! It's so hard to follow a paragraph that's 2 screens long ... sometimes I hit the "quote" button, so I can separate it into paragraphs just so I can read it.

-K8memphis Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:24pm
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MM, I love me some Suess too!!

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Originally Posted by indydebi

Amen, sista!! It's so hard to follow a paragraph that's 2 screens long ... sometimes I hit the "quote" button, so I can separate it into paragraphs just so I can read it.




That's a good idea.

cakedivamommy Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 7:22pm
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OMG, thank you for posting this! I didnt have the cake balls to say anything. It irritates the crap out of me to see a whole page with one post not spaced.

Thanks for the tip indydebi, I had never thought of that!

evasmama Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 7:28pm
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Also, please consider using punctuation! Commas and periods are your friends.

And if you're like me, you'll enjoy this news article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28900351/

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7yyrt Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 10:30pm
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I just don't read them.

If someone wants me to read what they wrote, they need to make it possible to do so, without giving me a headache.

veejaytx Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 10:48pm
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Yep, 7yrt, that is my feeling too. If there are no capital letters, no punctuation and/or no paragraphs, it isn't worth my time to try to decipher what is being said.

FromScratch Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 10:55pm
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Originally Posted by evasmama

Also, please consider using punctuation! Commas and periods are your friends.

And if you're like me, you'll enjoy this news article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28900351/

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That's hilarious! I can't stand bad grammar. I would never belittle someone (outloud) for making an error, but it does make my skin crawl to see long posts with absolutely no punctuation. It makes my brain hurt. NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!!!!!

tx_cupcake Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 11:40pm
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NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!!!!!




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You're killing me over here!

-Tubbs Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 8:15pm
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Originally Posted by 7yyrt

I just don't read them.

If someone wants me to read what they wrote, they need to make it possible to do so, without giving me a headache.




Me too, but I just got a lovely loooonnng email from an old friend from school, and I really wanted to know what she's been doing for the past, oh, 25 years, so I ploughed through is, despite there being no punctuation or paragraph separation at all.

Now I need to lie in a darkened room for a while.

Cakepro Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 11:46pm
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Well, since we're on the subject....icon_lol.gif

I can't BELIEVE that adults who have graduated from junior high school cannot differentiate between to, too, and two, or you're and your, or there, their, and they're. It bothers me that people think a row in a grocery store is an isle rather than an aisle. And freakin-a, does nobody know that the possessive form of the pronoun 'it' does not get an apostrophe? Only the contraction form of 'it is' gets an apostrophe!

I pulled my children out of private school and home schooled them for 5 years when the first grade teacher continually sent home notes to parents containing "to/too" and "your/you're" errors. JEEZ!

Oh, and those 'stream of consciousness' posts that lack punctuation and complete sentences make be want to claw my own eyes out so I don't have to see them!!!

LOL, I'm better now. icon_lol.gif

Deb_ Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro


Oh, and those 'stream of consciousness' posts that lack punctuation and complete sentences make be want to claw my own eyes out so I don't have to see them!!!




Does anyone else see the error in the above sentence? tsk....tks....Cakepro icon_lol.gif (make be.....instead of make me) Just shows us that sometimes even the teacher can make an error. We're only human after all icon_biggrin.gif

josumiko Posted 4 Feb 2009 , 11:59pm
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Haha! Bad grammar is a pet peeve of mine.
Also, using words that are not really words really bugs me! Some of my "favorites" are funner, and stupider....argh! It drives me crazy.
What's really bad is that I have a 4yo who is learning all of the tenses of words and trying to correct him so that he doesn't drive me nuts.

Cakepro Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 6:14am
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Originally Posted by dkelly27

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Originally Posted by Cakepro


Oh, and those 'stream of consciousness' posts that lack punctuation and complete sentences make be want to claw my own eyes out so I don't have to see them!!!



Does anyone else see the error in the above sentence? tsk....tks....Cakepro icon_lol.gif (make be.....instead of make me) Just shows us that sometimes even the teacher can make an error. We're only human after all icon_biggrin.gif




Although I typed "be" rather than "me," and you typed "tsk, tks" rather than "tsk, tsk," I think we both know that we made simple typos. icon_rolleyes.gif

There is a fundamental difference between hitting the wrong key on a keyboard and not understanding basic fourth grade homonyms, spelling, contractions, and the like. I wasn't talking about typos. icon_smile.gif

redpanda Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 8:06am
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Has anyone read "Eats Shoots and Leaves"? Is hillarious, if you're a grammar nut. (I am.)

One of my major peeves is apostrophe abuse. Imagine my horror when I realized that a t-shirt that I bought had an egregious apostrophe. (Although the voice's in my head aren't real, they have some very good ideas.)

Later, I discovered that, while the shirt from a pajama set correctly said "The cat's pajamas" (my cat seems to agree), the pants had a repeating pattern with, "The cat's pajama's". Bleh.

JaimeAnn Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 9:20am
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Wow I am not alone!

I drive my husband crazy, constantly correcting his grammar and punctuation in his posts on a knife forum he belongs to. he has since relented to letting me proof-read before he posts.

I agree that anyone with a junior high education should know these simple rules of language. I myself did not get any farther than the 9th grade, and both of my sisters that graduated high school, and have taken some college courses are terrible at spelling and grammar.

LisaR64 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 11:30am
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Poor grammar makes me cringe too, and I don't even know why.

In my head, I know in most situation, it makes absolutely no difference if someone uses the wrong form of a word, or spells something incorrectly, because in almost every instance, I can perfectly well understand what the person is trying to say, yet I still find myself (mentally) focusing on the mistakes.

I'm sure others probably cringe the same exact way when I display my embarrassing ignorance of geography or history.

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 11:50am
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I thought I was the only one who felt this way. Well perhaps my sister also. We both go crazy trying to read MySpace bulletins. I moved to where I live now when I was in 4th grade. It drove me crazy even then to hear "Borrow me your pencil" and "I'm gooder than you."

tx_cupcake Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 1:38pm
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"There" is a place.
"Their" shows plural ownership.
"They're" is a contraction of "they" and "are".

Why is this such a difficult concept to grasp?!?

All day, every day I correct bad grammar in my head. Oh, and I also hate it when people use words incorrectly.

(My dh calls me a "grammar nazi"... icon_twisted.gif )

tx_cupcake Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 2:15pm
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Oh, I also hate it when people say "anyways". THAT IS NOT A WORD! icon_mad.gif

-Tubbs Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 2:30pm
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Originally Posted by redpanda

Has anyone read "Eats Shoots and Leaves"? Is hillarious, if you're a grammar nut. (I am.)



LOVE that book! It spoke to my heart. icon_smile.gif I also bought the kids' version!

I correct things ALL the time. Actually I try not to do it out loud all the time because I know it must be irritating. Used to drive my DH crazy, but now he joins in. Our favourites are the advertising signs at the side of the road "HUGE FURNITURE SALE!!!" - I always want to go in and ask to see the HUGE furniture.

And I agree that spelling and grammar errors from teachers are the most worrying, and NOT funny (or even funner, funnest) at all.

dinas27 Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 2:33pm
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one to add to the list

are and OUR - why is this soooooooooooo difficult for some people to grasp?




PS txcupcake: LOVE your signature line

banba Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 2:50pm
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I agree.

When I see an entire body of text without paragraphs it makes me think that someone just drooled all over the place!

tx_cupcake Posted 5 Feb 2009 , 2:54pm
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Originally Posted by dinas27

PS txcupcake: LOVE your signature line




Thanks! I love "Napoleon Dynamite". icon_lol.gif

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