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#1 2011-08-01 12:05:50

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Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

mrprice28
7:55 AM on August 1, 2011

If anyone believe the Prez created this financial crisis, I guess you just got out of a comma for the past 12 years.

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#2 2011-08-01 14:08:31

David Bird
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Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

Nice quote, Detroit. The comma << coma switch has been noted before in the Database, so if you only searched using the Search button above you would have missed it. It’s fun to speculate that people might think that a “comma” was some sort of pause, but I suspect it’s just a spelling mistake.

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#3 2011-08-01 16:58:59

patschwieterman
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Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

An editor at the Washington Post published a style guide called Lapsing into a Comma—hard to beat that as a name for a usage manual.

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#4 2011-08-02 13:48:13

DavidTuggy
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Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

Check this one out.

Caption:“Ranting and waving historically, Norman launches a pankick attack while Ronald, regrettably, suffers a grandma seizure and falls into a comma.”

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2011-08-02 13:58:21)


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#5 2011-08-02 22:27:04

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Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

Plugging in coma or comma did not yield much of anything for my searches here. Maybe, I accessed the wrong database…

I feel sure that typos and misspellings account for many entries, especially with the condoning of creative (mis)spelling in today’s schools.

BOTOH, just plain ignorance is just as likely. A little while ago, some Freep poster had this: “here of munipulating” for “hear of manipulating.”

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#6 2011-08-08 10:09:22

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
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Posts: 636

Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

DavidTuggy wrote:

Check this one out.
Caption:“Ranting and waving historically, Norman launches a pankick attack while Ronald, regrettably, suffers a grandma seizure and falls into a comma.”

LMAO!

Surely you made that one up, David. Don’t tell me it’s actually a real quote from somewhere.

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#7 2011-08-08 11:58:16

DavidTuggy
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Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

It’s a combination of ‘real’ quotes (“ranting and waving”, “historically < hysterically”, “pankick attack”, “grandma seizure”, “fall into a comma”).

(I’m taking you to mean by ‘real’ in this context “somebody said/wrote it without intending it to be a joke.” The combination was purposeful and advertent, concocted with jocular intent; the quotes were, at least on one occasion to my knowledge, not.)

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*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#8 2013-06-22 23:48:31

burred
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From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 943

Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

Retweet.

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#9 2013-06-23 10:21:33

Dixon Wragg
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From: Santa Rosa, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 636

Re: Yet another Detroit Free Press comment: coming out of a comma

Laughing my ass off!!!!!!!!

Last edited by Dixon Wragg (2013-06-23 10:56:04)

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