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    Quote Originally Posted by jayce View Post
    Easter Eggs.
    You said a bad word...
    "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon."

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    Which word was bad, gertegan? Was it Easter or was it Eggs?

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    I even had a prof in college who told us all punctuation was useless and he'd fail us for using commas.
    I'm sure he's very happy I'm not in his class. This is what students pay thousands of dollars a year for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jena Grace View Post
    I'm sure he's very happy I'm not in his class. This is what students pay thousands of dollars a year for?
    Yeah, I wasn't fond of his class either, one of those "do as he says just to get me the heck out of here." It was technical writing, maybe punctuation confuses techies?
    "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon."

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    Knowing nothing about technical writing, I can't say. Maybe the no-comma thing is standard?

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    Technical writing is totally different from story writing. Technical writing gets into specifications, how to put something together, how to operate a process. There's no need for commas because each step is written as a single sentence.

    i.e. Place A into B. Twist B 45 degrees. Rotate C until locked into place. Flush pipes for 45 minutes before draining.

    Very simplified, but this is basically it.

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    That explains it, then.

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    I once held down a gig writing maintenance manuals for Navy air-to-ground missiles. While the rule of the day was KISS, the idea that commas were verboten is nonsense.
    Last edited by jayce; 04-09-2012 at 10:10 AM.

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