|From:||Brad Shantz <bshantz@****.COM>|
|Subject:||Re: ADMIN: Formating (a minor rebuttal)|
|Date:||Tue, 4 Oct 1994 08:03:39 PDT|
>on this board would shame a 5th-grader.
>There, Their, and They're are not interchangable! Neither are its and it's!
>ONE SPACE after a comma or period, not two!
>I COULD go on.
I don't mean to be terrible or anything, but there are people who post
to this group that don't have English as their first language. Also, the ages
of the people vary considerably. I'm taking Japanese, and I couldn't spell
half of the things I can say in Japanese. (English is my first language by
I'm usually able to let poor grammar go. (Considering all of the
"fraggin" and "drek" that get's used in alot of posts. Is
"fraggin" a word?
Is it a participle? Where is the g at the end of the word. I could
Also, as for "ONE SPACE", in most High-School typing classes, two
spaces are taught for following a period and one for a comma. Now, you will
notice that after all of my periods, I put two spaces. In the business
industry, when you present a report, if there is only one space following a
period, whoever is reading it is bound to think it is a comma, which makes
things hard to read.
Also, some of us don't have the luxury of SPRY's AIR Series or
Internet-In-A-Box Windows based mail reader/editor which is really easy to
use. Some of us are still using UNIX based text editors like VI (although, I
prefer EMACS). I am willing to allow for a few mistakes in typing just
because it's a bitch to go back and make sure everything is correct.
My two cents.
Brad Shantz bshantz@****.com
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