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I can't help it... The lack of understanding from people about how to use dot, dot, dot, is frustrating and annoying!

(109 Posts)
wildhairrunning Thu 29-Sep-11 14:02:57

Why oh why are there so few people out there who use the 'points of elipsis' rule correctly? When you use dot, dot, dot, (...) it is THREE and only three dots, not however many you feel like putting

Like this... Then begin a new sentence with a space
Or...like this (for use in a sentence

Please people, use your dots correctly, it's driving me mad!

Aibu?! wink

BoysAreLikeDogs Thu 29-Sep-11 14:05:12

I don't read posts with dots in reminds me of that dreadful poster DP

scuzy Thu 29-Sep-11 14:05:56

...?

Ilovedaintynuts Thu 29-Sep-11 14:06:22

I find people who start posts about dots quite annoying.............................

tethersend Thu 29-Sep-11 14:06:30

I can't stand it when people don't use brackets properly...

wink

reelingintheyears Thu 29-Sep-11 14:06:46

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reelingintheyears Thu 29-Sep-11 14:07:52

......take a chill pill love.....

BeyondLimitsOfTheLivingDead Thu 29-Sep-11 14:08:09

Acronyms in lower case letters bug me...

grin

thederkinsdame Thu 29-Sep-11 14:08:17

YANBU, but it's el*l*ipsis, actually grin

wildhairrunning Thu 29-Sep-11 14:09:06

I can't reeling, it sets my teeth on edge! Lol...

Pancakeflipper Thu 29-Sep-11 14:09:53

I am always using dots incorrectly.......
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It's one of those things as an adult I can do that is wrong but I won't get arrested for it................

And it has added benefits of driving people bonkers....
Cos they have to count them to see..
How many I have used...

reelingintheyears Thu 29-Sep-11 14:10:55

...now you see lol drives lots of peeps bonkers...

StepfordWannabe Thu 29-Sep-11 14:11:58

Ha! @ pancakeflipper, nice one

Although incorrect use of punctation marks drive me crazy...

nickelbabe Thu 29-Sep-11 14:12:56

shouldn't this be in pedants' corner?

RhinoKey Thu 29-Sep-11 14:13:22

The OP seems to have a rage about using three dots, but seems to struggle with the one that should come at the end of every sentence.

scuzy Thu 29-Sep-11 14:13:52

above and beyond your quota pancakeflipper!

LOL ........ .

wildhairrunning Thu 29-Sep-11 14:14:29

Bloody iPhone - it's actually ellipsis

iPhone keeps changing it!

Tee2072 Thu 29-Sep-11 14:15:23

And yet, there is something so compelling in the endless trail of dots isn't there..............

Witherhills Thu 29-Sep-11 14:16:18

yes yabu, unless I have wandered into another reality
this should not be bothering you
i have never even heard of it
i have a degree in English
i am probably the one that's annoyed you
but i don't care
and yes, I know I am not using capital letters, but I don't care about that either

wildhairrunning Thu 29-Sep-11 14:16:33

No pancake - it just shows that people can't grasp a basic grammatical rule...

BeyondLimitsOfTheLivingDead Thu 29-Sep-11 14:17:34

grin at wither trying to rebel by not using capitals, but one snuck in there anyway....

MuthaInsuperior Thu 29-Sep-11 14:18:04

If that's all you have to worry about, you're a very lucky person OP smile

MinnieBar Thu 29-Sep-11 14:18:09

If you are on an iphone, here's a tip for correct ellipsis usage - press and hold down the full stop button and voila, the option for an ellipsis will magically appear...

Pancakeflipper Thu 29-Sep-11 14:18:14

A full stop is a basic grammatical rule... You should look at your original post...

wildhairrunning Thu 29-Sep-11 14:18:29

You have a degree in English and haven't heard of it?!

Oh dear...

Where did you study? Timbuktoo?!

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