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facetious :: VanEck

“So we throw grammar, lexical correctness, logic, caution and our sense of adventure to the wind, maul our language with the savageness of a disruptive schoolchild in a french lesson, and incorrectly employ every punctuative device available to us (and even a few that aren’t), in an attempt to fit what amounts to an entire _novella_ into a single sentence; arguing, of course, in at least one case that ellipses (that being a construction of three consecutive periods, namely ‘...’) are in fact something entirely different to the afore-mentioned sentence terminator, and are thus completely legal in the construction of a scrine: the legal fineprint defining a scrine as a single sentence (in an ideal world, that is) - a single sentence in _English_ (or presumably another language (do any languages exist which *don’t* employ any form of punctuation, running-on ad infinitum (or even ad nauseum, if you’re not quite sick of this dribbling diatribe by now (not to mention the rampant bracketing(!))))), and not, I repeat, NOT in a programming language (C++ springs to mind), which is patently curious, as at least one of the above examples appears to use semicolons to separate individual statements in an attempt to flaunt the rules - not that I wish to appear the gammar nazi (eep, the appearance of *that* word probably just canned it), but perhaps a character limit on the length of each post might better suffice in enforcing a sense of brevity in the authorship; I mean, what on earth happened to the fine art of eloquent succintness?”, he rambled, adding after a minute’s thought: “That, by the way, is a joke, not a crtiicism.”

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