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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Tue, Aug. 7th, 2007 04:15 pm
Outer Scythe

I get some of my best subject lines from spam e-mail.  Where do these things come from?

I recently saw a commercial in which one of the characters proudly proclaims their product "is made with real fruit juice!"  At the same time, in tiny letters at the bottom of the screen, it says, "Contains 5% fruit juice."  While technically true, this boast borders on the absurd to me.

When you leave a message, say your phone number slowly.  Yes, you know your phone number.  Does the person who will be trying to reach you later?  Oftentimes, a person not only doesn't enunciate the numbers clearly, but it's the fastest part of the message.  Argh!

I tend to believe there will be some sense of symmetry to history in regards to Christ.  Since civilization began approximately 3000 years before Jesus, I think there will be at least the same amount of time after him.  So, all the eschatologists out there can relax!

I distinctly remember encountering "?!" punctuation for the first time many years ago.  Believe it or not, it was in a miniature "He-Man" comic.  Since then, "?!" always looks correct to me and "!?" looks wrong.  I would argue that the sentence is a question first and foremost, then the exclamation is added for emphasis.  So, that order makes sense to me, besides the aesthetics of it.

And just because this makes me laugh...

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sarah_mae13
sarah_mae13
Sarah Mae: Radical, Militant, YA Librarian
Fri, Aug. 10th, 2007 06:36 am (UTC)
SPAM

I printed out a particularly amusing one about raccoons and trash cans the other week and was going to post it but then I didn't.


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squealnakedcatj
squealnakedcatj
squealnakedcatj
Sat, Aug. 11th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: SPAM

Post it! We want to see :)


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sarah_mae13
sarah_mae13
Sarah Mae: Radical, Militant, YA Librarian
Sun, Aug. 12th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
Re: SPAM

Here is is :-)

http://sarah-mae13.livejournal.com/153205.html


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Tue, Aug. 14th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Re: SPAM

Heh. Ask and ye shall receive, huh?


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squealnakedcatj
squealnakedcatj
squealnakedcatj
Sat, Aug. 11th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Superior aestetics of "!?"

Funny you should mention it. I have always like the exclamation point first, but only for visual purposes. The openness of the left ventricle of the south vertical of the question mark lends itself freely to a leftward magnetism. Clearly, Dawson said it best in his 3rd novel As the Way Finds Means of a River when he said: "Of late, I find the ground slipping on frosted embers." *nods wisely* But you do bring up a good argument that the sentence is first and foremost an interrogative.


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spk1121
spk1121
Steve K
Tue, Aug. 14th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Superior aestetics of "!?"

"Of late, I find the ground slipping on frosted embers."
True dat, homey.


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