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  1. Fancy

    Fancy thanks, i hate it
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    I am so happy about this thread tangent.

    I finally made an impact!
     
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  2. J.R. Bob Dobbs

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    old newspapers sticking to a style guide about newspaper writing from 1945


    rube as fuck
     
  3. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey face your fears, then cum on them
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    not to mention that they're hardly instructive examples given that they're all for-profit enterprises who rely on column inches for revenue

    shocker they'd try to space-save the language

    as Why?Pokes said
     
  4. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! UCF has a clown car of talent at RB and WR.
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    The AP is a not-for-profit organization. But continue besmirching the good name of the world's finest journalists.
     
  5. Iron Mickey

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    you're right, my b

    that said, you know they hold the standard for the same reason-- column inches 8=======D

    them picas aint free
     
  6. eHo

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    The Associated Press Stylebook allows the use of oxford commas for clarity.
     
  7. eHo

    eHo Fan of teams that never win shit and the Seahawks.
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    This thread has a couple morons, Boo MFer! and Farva.
     
  8. bro

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    I don't use the oxford comma and I am a retard

    sorry Boo MFer!
     
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  9. bro

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    The people who tend to prefer the Oxford comma also tend to be the kind of people who will tell a survey that they think their own grammar is excellent. Zealous, but not really the humble type. As Perlman said:

    Many people who think they are good at grammar are good at following what they think are the rules: Don’t start a sentence with a conjunction, don’t end them with a preposition, etc. They may be less good at knowing why the “rules” exist, and I’ve yet to hear a coherent explanation of why you can’t do any of those things that didn’t involve Latinate references or such deep parsing of parts of speech and linguistics that the goal is lost — was the thought clear and unambiguous?

    “I use the Oxford comma in my own writing, out of pure personal preference,” McIntyre said. “When I edit for The Baltimore Sun, which follows Associated Press Stylebook on this point, I omit it.”

    I have since some to believe that following rules are just as bad as not knowing them or why they exist. It’s not a matter of grammar at all; it’s matter of clarity.”

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    bold part tells me, it doesn't fucking matter
     
  10. AlternativeFactsRule

    AlternativeFactsRule Mmm ... Coconuts
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    It saddens me to see a future lawyer show such disdain for following the rules.
     
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  11. Mitch Cumstein

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    interesting use of the word some.

    Still, I posted why I use it. Clarity is the issue.
     
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  12. bro

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    Writing with clarity is probably as important as it gets for many attorneys, besides following/knowing the actual law or knowing how to apply law you don't know but must research/learn/have someone below you figure out.

    Don't want to tie myself down to an oxford comma. Not ready for that type of commitment
     
  13. Emma

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    Have we, gotten marcus, back, yet?
     
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  14. RoyalShocker

    RoyalShocker But I don't wanna be a Nazi
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    He told me he was spending too much time on The-Mainboard... He said, what with his 12 hours of work/week at the firehouse, the boating, the ping pong, and ass play- he figured he was wasting too much time.
     
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  15. Emma

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    Well fuck you marcus for being better than us.
     
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  16. ramszoolander

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    As someone who identifies as a stripper, I resent this tangent.
     
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  17. Frank Martin

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    It looks cooler without the Oxford comma.

    And I wanna look cool.
     
    #2967 Frank Martin, Sep 16, 2015
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  18. Redav

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    Grammar does make panties drop.
     
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  19. AHebrewToo

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    This reminds me of the conversations I've had with people in the past on the use of apostrophes in possessives where the noun is singular, but ends in "s".

    The reason we use things like apostrophes or commas is to convey additional information to the reader. The refusal to use an Oxford comma, or to add an 's to the end of a singular noun ending in "s", shows a writer's complete disregard for clarity and precision.
     
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  20. daddy fat sacks

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  21. AHebrewToo

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    I am not really bothered by people that are either too lazy or stupid to use apostrophes correctly. (To be clear, I definitely judge them.)

    I am bothered by folks that actually consider the use of apostrophes and stubbornly cling to the simple rule their grade-school teacher gave them regardless of whether it results in confusing a reader.
     
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  22. Why?Pokes

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    AP sacrifices a bit of clarity for the sake of brevity to save publishers money. One little comma doesn't seem like a lot, but it becomes a significant cost when multiplied over millions of pages of copy.

    That compromise is evident in your example. "[A]nd Stalin" is not an independent phrase and needs no preceding comma for the conjunction. Technically, "invited the stripper, JFK and Stalin," is the construction which implies the absurdity. AP views this as an acceptable risk given that most people would read the sentence as intended, and in those situations where confusion is likely, the sentence can be re-written just as efficiently to eliminate any ambiguity.

    AP members fund the transmission costs associated with its wire service. For decades that meant the press was sharing the information via telegraph, which charges on a per-character basis. So the Oxford comma doesn't just eat up revenue space on the page, it also makes news more expensive to access.
     
  23. AHebrewToo

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  24. JBF76

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    No, and it blows. Great guy on TMB and irl, even though we have not met, he's an all around good man. Sucks to lose him.
     
  25. Lucky24Seven

    Lucky24Seven Ain't nothing slick to a can of oil
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    Has the wedding been crashed yet? Is that still happening?
     
  26. Goose

    Goose Hi
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    Yeah. DHMB showed up and danced with farva's mom and then banged the maid of honor
     
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  27. Lucky24Seven

    Lucky24Seven Ain't nothing slick to a can of oil
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    Not a bad price to pay for a deep fryer. Could have been worse.
     
  28. SugarShaun

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    Goose was the maid of honor
     
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  29. ~ taylor ~

    ~ taylor ~ Boom... head shot.
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  30. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    This makes more sense
     
  31. eHo

    eHo Fan of teams that never win shit and the Seahawks.
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    Tomato, tomato.
     
  32. bro

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    steve hasn't updated his site since this thread :\
     
  33. Futureman

    Futureman I’m gonna defer to Marcus on this one
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    I swear to fucking god I will murder irl anyone who was responsible for making marcus leave in this thread. He was the best poster on the board and you are all faggits.
     
  34. Hoss Bonaventure

    Hoss Bonaventure College football is overrated anyways.
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    Wait, wut?
     
  35. Toast

    Toast Doowutchyalike
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    marcus hasn't been on the board for over a month.
     
  36. Daddy Rabbit

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    One reason marcus has been absent is certain events from this thread, i.e. outting mr. Farva.
     
  37. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I missed all of that. Has Farva called his work yet?
     
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  38. Artoo

    Artoo Ah Skywalker, Missed you I have.
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    get to murdering then. Marcus quit because he was uncomfortable with being associated with farva. He was seen as one of farva's friends here. He'd been talking about taking a break from the board for a bit, and used this incident to bow out.

    Blame Steve.
     
  39. Celemo

    Celemo Meatball's Dad
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    I'd like to think that marcus was looking to take a break from TMB for some time and this thread wasn't the catalyst
     
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  40. Futureman

    Futureman I’m gonna defer to Marcus on this one
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    I do. But there were others that made his decision easier and those people are still around and fagging up this board.
     
  41. bro

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    he had mentioned taking a break before this thread

    no one really knows why. He mentioned family stuff, spending too much time on here. He has kids and all

    if you stop by the tOSU thread every morning at 6 AM, HotMic posts a picture (in a spoiler) of a great ass in his memoriam. On Friday it is a .gif... usually quality stuff
     
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  42. Daddy Rabbit

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    Straw that broke the camel's back, but a big straw nonetheless.
     
  43. Futureman

    Futureman I’m gonna defer to Marcus on this one
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    I have no affiliation with OSU or generally care about B1G football at all but every morning I like the marcus dumper of the day pic because i promised to stand guard on his behalf every day until he returned.
     
  44. Hoss Bonaventure

    Hoss Bonaventure College football is overrated anyways.
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    Lol, he was embarrassed for being considered his e-friend? No way that's a thing.
     
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  45. Emma

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    I'll be the new marcus

    I meet all the requirements

    I like dick

    I'm a Michigan fan

    And I dislike beer
     
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  46. CraigAnne Conway

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    Haha this is a cute narrative
     
  47. Hoss Bonaventure

    Hoss Bonaventure College football is overrated anyways.
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    That man loves dick and everyone knows it! You can't just "like" dick!
     
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  48. bro

    bro Hey Hermano
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    I think at least 5 different tOSU posters tried eating ass because of Marcus. He is a true hero
     
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  49. Jack Parkman

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    I asked Craig 5 times for an update on the rogue beer he highlighted on his website and that douche big timed me
     
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  50. CraigAnne Conway

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    As I explained in the other thread, there's a number of us who still talk to him daily, and he still participates in CUMZY.
    he had been thinking a lot about how much time he spent on TMB when he has 2 daughters and a wife that he should be spending more time on.
    People got really weird ITT and he took advantage of that to make his exit. We bug him all the time to come back, but he just won't.
     
  51. bro

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    Marcus always appreciated a nice shit... which makes sense because of how much he loves ass