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March 27, 2006

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savtadotty

I definitely want that first bumper sticker. The misuse of apostrophes is one of my life's constant irritants. I could make a list of the others, but it would be too long and make me too sad/angry.

savtadotty

Ooops. I just remembered I don't own a car any more. Is it allowed to put bumper stickers on non-bumperish places? Please give examples.

Keith

Imposter fee.

formerCalpal

How about a fun book with punctuation-isms for school age kids.

BTW--Marketing can happen another time. Avoid anxiety provoking thoughts. Savor your accomplishments. They are HUGE right now. Peaceful mind space and no suicidal thoughts are wonderful. Give yourself a big hug.

Jo

Thank you Calpal. As usual a font of comfort.

Keith

Life's An Interrobang, Then You Die

pam

ITS = POSSESSIVE
IT'S = SHORT FOR 'IT IS'
GET IT RIGHT, STUPID.

This one might get the sticker-user rear-ended. Hmm. Must work on that.

And Calpal is absolutely right. The marketing can come later. Picture yourself hiring a Zulu bush guide for that part, a few years hence.

Jo: B'wana say, sell manuscript. Here's a cell phone.

Zulu bush guide: Hai! It is good! Will tell Doubleday that the hyperbole pounces like lion in the Serengeti.

Keith

Shed unwanted octothorpes - FAST!

k

one word: tshirts
ok two words: cafepress
i for one need all the advice i can get :)

Stephanie

In the you learn something new everyday category, Keith sent me to the dictionary twice! If I wore t-shirts, I'd love to have one with just the Interrobang on it. Oh, maybe a polo shirt with a small interrobang on it.

Keith

Now, Stephanie, if I could only duplicate the trick at home with my own son.

'mouse

Keith sent you and I followed. Whodda thunk?!

'mouse

Speaking of t-shirts for nerds, the funniest one I've seen in ages was a woman wearing one which began, a little below the neckline (replace square brackets with "<" and ">"):
[tits]
and ended a bit above the navel:
[/tits]

e

um, Doubleday won't care, since it doesn't exist anymore. (useta work there, when it did.)

goliard

i've been thinking of putting a cool apostrophe in front of my handle, like 'liard, just to make it to the top of everyone's alphabetical blog lists.

e

that would make me '

e

here's one for the bumper:

["]Number sign [sic] is the Unicode preferred name for the glyph or symbol #. The name was chosen from several used in the United States and Canada. This sign's Unicode value is 0023 in hexadecimal and its ASCII value is 23 in hexadecimal.["]

wikipedia's "definition" for "octothorpe", which in itself makes absolutely no sense because they neglected to put "Number sign" in quotes...

'mouse

'darn, they're onto my 'trick.

I wonder if !mouse will trump 'liard?

e

come back, jo! we're running amok here.

'counter

A la 'mouse, I too am adopting an apostrophe.

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