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Passive "Aggressive" [Aug. 26th, 2008|10:47 am]
Jeremy Wilson

Sorry for the lack of "updates", it's been a "busy" 15 weeks. This "comment" is mostly unrelated to the "photo."

[User Picture]From: finefinemusic
2008-08-26 02:53 pm (UTC)
Second sheet should be stapled to the board!
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[User Picture]From: bdot
2008-08-26 02:55 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: vomitrocity
2008-08-26 08:51 pm (UTC)
I was going to say that. :P
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[User Picture]From: dennyd
2008-08-26 02:59 pm (UTC)
'Aggressive' :)


(feel free to delete this comment after fixing the typo)
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From: enderandrew
2008-08-26 03:09 pm (UTC)
I absolutely fucking love that one.

Yes, pedantry! Fragments good! Sentences, blah!
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[User Picture]From: fortysevenbteg
2008-08-26 03:37 pm (UTC)
I have "no idea" where they pick up using quotes like that. Jesus that drives me nuts. :D
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[User Picture]From: monkey_chakra
2008-08-26 03:47 pm (UTC)
If you "liked" that, you'll "love" this:

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[User Picture]From: fortysevenbteg
2008-08-26 04:31 pm (UTC)

I believe I've seen that one once or twice before. All of this makes my ears bleed. Yes, my ears. It's that nuts.
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[User Picture]From: mccaucasianghst
2008-08-27 01:08 am (UTC)
this site is amazing

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[User Picture]From: polomex
2008-08-27 05:48 am (UTC)
I have to laugh, otherwise I'd cry.
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[User Picture]From: lionsphil
2008-08-26 03:48 pm (UTC)
BBC News seem to have some internal rule that every headline "must have" a ridiculous quoted excerpt. I can see how someone could then derive a habit of quotation-for-emphasis from practices such as this.

(Naturally, today, they appear to be writing normally. But I'm sure there are other offenders.)
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[User Picture]From: fortysevenbteg
2008-08-26 04:32 pm (UTC)
Interesting. Once I start treating the "quoted" material as "italicized" it vaguely starts to make sense. Relatively speaking, at least.
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[User Picture]From: ewx
2008-08-26 06:30 pm (UTC)
Quote signs in headlines are shorthand indicating something someone's claimed that the news organization not been able to fully confirm - they aren't (necessarily) reported speech.
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From: ketzl
2008-08-26 04:05 pm (UTC)
This cracked me up so much I fwd'd to coworkers, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: bigredpaul
2008-08-26 05:22 pm (UTC)
Language evolves. I no longer am upset by this use of quotation marks for emphasis, as it has seemingly become the norm.
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[User Picture]From: idlechic
2008-08-26 05:29 pm (UTC)
you are what's wrong with the world. next you're going to say that kids aren't wrong for turning in papers written like text messages because it's become the norm! bah!
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[User Picture]From: lionsphil
2008-08-26 07:36 pm (UTC)


It is delishus irony; you must eat it.
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[User Picture]From: mccaucasianghst
2008-08-27 01:09 am (UTC)
I don't think I've ever even seen it before.

Maybe I need an office job?
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[User Picture]From: mg4h
2008-08-26 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, what are they thinking? You use *ASTERISKS* for emphasis, don't ya know?

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[User Picture]From: darac
2008-08-27 08:17 am (UTC)
No. *ASTERISKS* for headlines, /slashes/ for emphasis. _Underscores_ are accetable, too.

In-band formatting FTW.
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[User Picture]From: grumpyoldhepcat
2008-08-27 02:54 am (UTC)
This so appeals to my inner grammar Nazi.
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