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Shaper
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I use my left index finger to type elipsis (elipsis's, elipsi, etc.). No need for any other finger or hand.

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Shaper
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I've never used the mentioned sanity phrase.

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Infiltrator
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Perhaps because your whole presence works as an example of the hackneyed phrase? :P
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Master
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quote:
Originally written by NaNoWriMo:

Whenever I see a post with that many ellipsis (correct plural?) in it, I get the feeling the author is either out of breath or has so few brain cells left he needs to pause every three seconds to remember what he was saying.
If I type with elipses, it means I'm probably trying to stay calm. In this case, I tried to stay calm because this abbreviations irritate me in such a way I could easily ruïn the couch or something. I don't know why it irritates me in such a way, but there you go.

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An ellipsis is also a way of cutting off other content whose details can merely be assumed.
For instance- Eagle, your "humor" is...

:goatse:

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Shaper
Member # 3442
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I sincerely hope I'm not one of those you're mocking for "ellipses abuse"...

I only use ellipses in a well thought out manner, and for stylistic purposes.

Plus, they're as much me as the dazzling blue eyes and neurotic grin.

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Lifecrafter
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Profile #31
I for one NEVER EVER use ellipses…(just to make a mockery of the explainations-for-ellipses bandwagon)…except when I want to take command of a third world country and use it to make jokes.

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"Oh, North Wind, why frighten others?
In Nature's family all are brothers.
Puff and blow and wheeze and hiss;
You can't frighten Shingebiss.
Bring your frost and ice and snow;
I'm still free to come and go.
You can never frighten me,
One who never fears is FREE!"
-Shingebiss, the mighty duck
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Law Bringer
Member # 335
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On a Mac, a very easy way to type ellipses is option-semicolon. One character ellipses have been made wondrously simple… so simple that they can make writing ugly. I have been guilty of this faux pas myself once or twice…

—Alorael, who tries to keep himself from falling into the sloppy ellipsis trap with varying success. Sometimes it works, and other times…
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, emperor of Riverrod:

ruïn the couch or something.
Spot the unspottable typo! (Need a hïnt?) :P

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Master
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quote:
Originally written by NaNoWriMo:

quote:
Originally written by Thralni, emperor of Riverrod:

ruïn the couch or something.
Spot the unspottable typo! (Need a hïnt?) :P

And there we have Dutch again creeping around the corner! In Dutch to ruin is: ruïneren. Just wanted to clear that one up.

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Mongolian Barbeque
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quote:
Originally written by POK:

On a Mac, a very easy way to type ellipses is option-semicolon.
Wow. I didn't know that.



Sure enough. Well, you learn something new every day.
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Shaper
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Aran, that was the first thing I noticed when you quoted it. Not when Thralni posted, though, because I didn't read his post. :P

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Law Bringer
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How do you pronounce a double-dotted i anyway? Is it just a long/stressed i, or does it sound different?

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Wow- Thralni's dutch? And all this time, I thought he was a härd røcker.

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quote:
Originally written by NaNoWriMo:

How do you pronounce a double-dotted i anyway? Is it just a long/stressed i, or does it sound different?
In this case the dots above the i are being used as a diaeresis. They indicate that the vowel is intended to be pronounced separately from the vowel next to it. They're occasionally used in English words such as coöperation for the same reason (it's pronounced co-op-er-a-tion, after all, not coop-er-a-tion!).

[ Monday, November 14, 2005 17:50: Message edited by: Thuryl ]

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Law Bringer
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Oh, so it's like in the name "Eärendil", which isn't "eer en del". :)

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Master
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In the case of "ruïneren," you pronounce it as roo-wi-ne-ren, or something like this (so quite like Thuryl said). Its hard to write it just like that in english. That's because of the "roo-wi" part. "roo" you have to pronounce like "loo," and "wi" like in "sea" or "to see." Its the ea in sea that's important.

TM: Yes, I am Dutch. I'm curious how you came to the conclsion of me being a hardrocker, or was it just a joke or something. As a matter of fact, i absolutely hate gardrock. give me Wagner, Dvorak or Mahler and I'm happy.

[ Tuesday, November 15, 2005 04:33: Message edited by: Thralni, emperor of Riverrod ]

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Ï waß jüst saÿing ?hat yøür ußagë øf the ënglish länguäge iß ïdiøtsÿncrätic.

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Shake Before Using
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It's a bit of a tradition in heavy metal bands. Even Wikipedia agrees.
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Law Bringer
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quote:
ïdiøtsÿncrätic
No typo, I presume? :P

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It would be a typo if and only if he wasn't an imbecile

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Master
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Call me an imbecile, but why exactly did you say I'm an imbecile? Does the almighty TM never make a mistake when typing in another language? Or are you just a... (Oh sorry, writing that makes me an imbecile, right?) god knows what you are.

And this short comment may make me a real imbecile, but I had to write it, albeit to annoy TM (or not): I have to apologize to Nicothodes, whom I promised to tell his future, but since I myself and the almighty chicken gods are quite busy, I couldn't find the time to do it.

[ Tuesday, November 15, 2005 23:05: Message edited by: Thralni, emperor of Riverrod ]

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, emperor of Riverrod:

Does the almighty TM never make a mistake when typing in another language?
TM makes mistakes while writing in other languages (cf. French. Dead.), but he isn't writing in anything but English here.

—Alorael, who might call it Ëñglïsh instead in this particular case.
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Electric Sheep One
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

1
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Exactly what was that anyway?
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