Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Community' started by iGary, Sep 23, 2005.
(On my Web site.)
Pretty cocky...I wouldn't hire him/her either
Once was fine...but twice?
Um, no, I don't want to work with a pedantic fool like you every day, thanks.
I should mail him back and remind him to tuck his period inside the parentheses.
I almost did, but he drives a local water taxi and I don't want him talking **** about me or my company. Annapolis may be the capital of Md., but it is a small town. Word travels fast.
Not to be pedantic, just ignorant:
I understand that the punctuation marks go inside the quotes (um, not parentheses... maybe you do need him ) when part of a quotational reply. However, when used to mark a single word or phrase, it seems as though contemporary "correct" usage allows for the quoted word/phrase to be used as an indivisible object, meaning punctuation would go outside.
But, hey, I'm a programmer geek. I'm happy just to be able to communicate at all.
Periods shouldn`t be inside of paranthese (unless it`s a compete sentence), so you might not want to do that...
Edit: jsw kind of beat me to it...
Yeah, maybe I do need him.
Ah... I thought he was talking about
AP says no.
Damn ... seems like a lot of us have ruined our interviewability with you.
But people like that are almost annoying as the pompous fools that think they are better than everyone else, and deserve each and every mugging they get.
I'll just fire myself and all of you with me.
iGary, I think you do need the help. I mean, just look at your signature.
Again, proving my ignorance...
"AP" is what? "Associated Press"? Or, I mean, "Associated Press?"
No, I don't - that looks like I'm using "Associated Press?" as a phrase.
I'm so confused. I think I'll just speak my posts from now on and supply the link to the audio file.
No, wait, I'll have to record them with my iSight... otherwise, I'll not be able to do the "air quotes". "Air quotes." Dammit....
That's a new low for me. Fired before I even got the job.
I think what you meant to say was:
"AGANE PROVNG MAH IGNORANCA. AP!1!!!!!111!1!11!!!1 OMG IS WUT??!???!!! WTF LOL ASOCIAETD PRES???!???? LOL OR I MEAN ASOCIAETD PRESNO??!?!? WTF I DONT - TAHT LOKS LIEK IMM USNG ASOCIAETD PR3S??!!!?! OMG AS A PHRAES111!1 OMG LOL IMM SO CONFUSED!1!11 OMG WTF I THINK IL JUST SPEAK MAH POSTS FROM NOW ON AND SUPLY TEH LINK 2 TEH AUDIO FIELNO!!!! WTF LOL WATE IL HAEV 2 R3CORD THEM WIT MAH ISIGHT.!!!!111!!11!!11 WTF OTHERWIES IL NOT B ABL3 2 DO TEH ARE QUOTES111!111 WTF LOL ARE QUOT3S!111!1 DMMIT.11!!1!!1!!11!1! OMG WTF LOL"
OOoooh! I just had this great idea for a reply you could send the guy in the OP
Haha, that would be great. Reply in l337 .
I think that his signature is very nicely colored. Wishing you luck with your dilemma. It wouldn't hurt to meet the person though.
But people like that are almost annoying as the pompous fools that think they are better than everyone else, and deserve each and every mugging they get.[/QUOTE]
Wow, that seems like it came directly out of Phone Booth with Colin Farrell. Just watched it last nite in fact! (great movie, very psychological)
The thing that gets me is the "which you presently need" part.
The ad in the paper said" Photoshop skills a must."
Guess what program he has never touched in his life?
You don't need a copy editor. You need a spell checker. For one word. Which he made you aware of. So you don't even need a spell checker!
Myself... I could use complete sentences probably. But that's why I code and don't authortate (I made up a word)!
Offer him a job in something he seems to have oodles of experience with.
Like a job as the office hemorrhoid (especially if you already fired the last one), but it seems he's already overemployed in that capacity in any case.
Sure it's a minimum wage job with no future, but even the office gopher needs to feel he isn't the low man on the totem pole.
Maybe you should post all your copy on this forum and let everyone do the work for ya.
Of course with my outstanding spelling and compostition skills, my own personal editor (skunk keeps working on me, to no avail I might add), and grammer check (I think it is on here somewherz), I could just do that my self 4 ya.
Rotz a Ruck there snapz.
I used to study Journalism at a college in New York and AP Style Book is a bible for proper writing styles for news stories. Even though I graduated with an Asoociate in Applied Science in Journalism years ago, I still have this Style Book.