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

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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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ToysRLuv · 17/06/2013 23:53


SupermansBigRedPants · 17/06/2013 23:53

I like 3 dots but i have been known to over exclaim when excited especially on poas threads that get positives.

IneedAyoniNickname · 17/06/2013 23:54

I use multiple ! Because sometimes one isnt enough. On mn/fb/email to a friend I cant see it as being a problem. In formal letters/college assignments I use correct punctuation.

Although I really hate the use of xxxx to replace . So many of my fb friends do it, I think they think it makes them look young and cool. It doesn't!

And apologies for my lack of apostrophes, my phone appears to have boycotted them. :)

ThisReallyIsNotSPNopeNotAtAll · 17/06/2013 23:54

toys that is an arsehole

ToysRLuv · 17/06/2013 23:56

Oh, so it is. That's very useful. Grin

Would the correct usage be, as follows?:

You are an ¤ ! (optional additional !!!)

ThisReallyIsNotSPNopeNotAtAll · 17/06/2013 23:57

I'd say so. MNHQ cant delete post either as its not a personal attack to call someone a symbol Grin

ToysRLuv · 17/06/2013 23:58

Good point.

Mimishimi · 18/06/2013 00:15

YANBU .......... it's very annoying!!!! Grin

Nanny0gg · 18/06/2013 00:56

THREE dots is the correct amount of dots to use and just making up your own rules looks stupid
I think you'll find it's the correct number of dots...

Futterby · 18/06/2013 01:05

YANBU about the ellipsis but I do like to use my double exclamation mark to illustrate a point. For example, I was sitting on the bus the other day when a spotty, arrogant swine of a boy walloped me hard on the back of the head with his school bag. He then turned around, looked me in the eye and laughed!!

True story, and I believe I have illustrated how indignant I was at the event by using the double question mark :)

Trumpton · 18/06/2013 01:09

Or even double exclamation mark !! Sorry, couldn't resist . Grin

Futterby · 18/06/2013 01:12

Was that to me? If it was, I don't get it Blush

Trumpton · 18/06/2013 01:16

Sorry it's me being flippant as you had used the words " question marks " whilst actually using exclamation marks. I shouldn't try to be funny in the middle of the night !!!!!!

Futterby · 18/06/2013 01:17

Oh god, ahaha what a numpty Blush I actually typed "question marks" multiple times there and deleted them, one must have slipped through Grin

Futterby · 18/06/2013 01:18

Or multiple, I suppose :P

Trumpton · 18/06/2013 01:29

Glad you are not offended Grin
Now to try to sleep . Zzzzzzz.

Futterby · 18/06/2013 01:31

Haha Grin I think the "z's" (?!) are optional but dear lord you used pointy brackets. I suggest you run and hide, they seem to be almost as bad as .......!! Wink goodnight :p

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