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  •  Punctuation is a-whole-nother issue (3+ / 0-)

    and I love punctuation, as most people could infer from my comments, but it isn't language - it's an attempt to capture the meaning that would be missing by putting just the words down.

    As you can probably tell, I hold spoken language as the principal form. I understand the need for punctuation and some rules to control the logical meaning of written language, but the imprecision - sorry, "variability" - of spoken English will always make punctuation a difficult game to regulate.

    So, emoticons? - just an extension of the same concept.

    This is not a sig-line.

    by Joffan on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 12:51:18 PM PDT

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