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AIBU? get really, really hacked off with people who use more than three dots!

67 replies

candyandyoga · 17/06/2013 23:22

It's three dots only...not as many as you want to put.

Please people, use the point of ellipsis correctly! I can't stand all these extra dots.

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BrainzMeanzHeinz · 17/06/2013 23:23

It's enough to drive you dotty.......

Eilidhbelle · 17/06/2013 23:23

Yep, YANBU. I hate more than one exclamation mark, it drives me up the pole.

steppemum · 17/06/2013 23:24

I quite like them!!!!!!!!!!!

candyandyoga · 17/06/2013 23:24

It makes people look THICK too...

Agree on the double exclamation mark too...


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candyandyoga · 17/06/2013 23:24

Why don't people use grammar properly? Do they want to appear thick?!

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Foosyerdoos · 17/06/2013 23:25


ThisReallyIsNotSPNopeNotAtAll · 17/06/2013 23:26

I know right, they is well thick....

Grammar is proper like well important init. Some peeps just don't get it!!!!!

apostropheuse · 17/06/2013 23:27

I really think you should have typed "I can't stand all those extra dots.

Buzzardbird · 17/06/2013 23:28

You're forgetting the people that use commas instead of full stops...

lottiegarbanzo · 17/06/2013 23:29

Punctuation ain't grammar. I'm always amazed at people who seem to care, who blithely confuse the two.

We were not taught about the ellipsis at school. I was very happy when I discovered it had a name.

candyandyoga · 17/06/2013 23:29

'These' is actually fine too actually.

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TrinityRhino · 17/06/2013 23:29

those not these and some people don't realise what they are doing is incorrect

I get infuriated about certain grammar hiccups but I probably do other things wrong

I also can't stand pin number but probably say things that make other people stabby

candyandyoga · 17/06/2013 23:30

You're right, I should have said grammar AND punctuation!

Yes - people who use commas instead do come across as extra thick... ;-)

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TrinityRhino · 17/06/2013 23:30

see I stand corrected

ThisReallyIsNotSPNopeNotAtAll · 17/06/2013 23:32

I honestly dont care. I dont get offended or annoyed by .... Or ???? Or ?!?!?!?! Or !!!!!! Or grammar

My grammar is shite but I'm here to type not be schooled on things like that. I'm here to learn about mooncups, blue waffle and Greggs

candyandyoga · 17/06/2013 23:32

No, 'these' is fine too.

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candyandyoga · 17/06/2013 23:33

Blue waffle! Now, it's getting interesting!

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ThisReallyIsNotSPNopeNotAtAll · 17/06/2013 23:34

Google it. Trust me it will cha ge your life for the better.

NumTumDeDum · 17/06/2013 23:34


JacqueslePeacock · 17/06/2013 23:34

Yes, you said.

ThisReallyIsNotSPNopeNotAtAll · 17/06/2013 23:35


lottiegarbanzo · 17/06/2013 23:35

I do enjoy using the ?! combination sometimes. Feels wrong yet right.

JacqueslePeacock · 17/06/2013 23:35


steppemum · 17/06/2013 23:35

really, life is too short.

Formal writing, fine, be correct.

But in contexts like this, people use punctuation to express themselves, and often deliberately over/under use punctuation to add colour to their writing.

Who are you to say they shouldn't?

reelingintheyears · 17/06/2013 23:36

You are quite right,i will not do it again........................i sit corrected....

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