From: Lizard Blizzard
Subject: Re: Basic Stamp simulation?
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 07:27:28 -0800
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> On Sun, 15 Dec 2002 06:40:28 -0800, Watson 'Atto Parsec' Name
>>But isn't the way all programmers live life? All the time I hear the
>>dumps coming off the mainframe lineprinter. You can tell because it
>>sounds like a printer test: "NYEEEE-NYEEEE-NYEEEE..." That's just the
>>way it is:
> Sounds like they've upgraded you to a modern dot-matrix! I thought
> line-printers went BANG-BANG-BANG, like a daisywheel but slower and
Don't you know what a lineprinter is? Each of the "NYEEEE"s he said
above is a WHOLE PAGE. DUH!
----------------(from OED Mini-Dictionary)-----------------
PUNCTUATION - Apostrophe
Incorrect uses: (i) the apostrophe must not be used with a plural
where there is no possessive sense, as in ~tea's are served here~;
(ii) there is no such word as ~her's, our's, their's, your's~.
Confusions: it's = it is or it has (not 'belonging to it'); correct
uses are ~it's here~ (= it is here); ~it's gone~ (= it has gone);
but ~the dog wagged its tail~ (no apostrophe).
----------------(For the Apostrophe challenged)----------------
From a fully deputized officer of the Apostrophe Police!