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#20354 - 02/28/01 01:38 PM Re: Y'all'll

or y'all'ven't've

#20355 - 02/28/01 02:07 PM Re: formal writing
Sparteye Offline

Registered: 01/05/01
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Bobyoungbalt - stick with your formal writing when writing formally, critics be damned. A more casual voice is certainly appropriate for e-mail and chat-room purposes, but then, those aren't formal writings.

I can't imagine the hue and cry which would arise if I used slang, contractions, or idioms in my chief work products. But they are not pedantic; I am a torchbearer for the plain-English-in-legal-writing movement.

#20356 - 02/28/01 02:41 PM Re: formal writing
wwh Offline
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Do you mean to say lawyers are not still paid by the word?

#20357 - 02/28/01 03:10 PM Re: Y'all'll etc
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Nuthin' like furriners tryin' to do the fyutchah pehfect in Suthrin. We do admire y'all's attempts, though, darlins. Now kin y'all pernounce them wehds?

#20358 - 02/28/01 03:43 PM Re: Y'all'll etc
Faldage Offline
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I'm not sure about Bridget's contribution (y'all'ven't've) but I can handle Y'all'll've jes fine. You just gotta wiggle your tongue around while you're saying it.

#20359 - 02/28/01 04:14 PM Re: Y'all'll etc

well, that's because y'all'vent've had enough practice =)

#20360 - 02/28/01 04:21 PM pronouncing
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Not bad for a damyankee

You lose this? '

#20361 - 02/28/01 04:23 PM Re: pronouncing

ah... yes.... why thanks, anna. it fell off of my poppyseed bun. good thing it landed here, and not in my keyboard.

#20362 - 03/01/01 04:27 AM Re: I'd've
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Sparteye wrote: Well, if we just wrote it in plain English so everyone could understand it, we'd write ourselves right out of our jobs, now, wouldn't we? We're not as dumb as we look!

But, my good fellow, your profession will, I assure you, be first against the wall when I get this revolution thingummyjig off the ground! Now, where did I put that spanner? I think I'm sitting on the book of instructions. And just who is this Che Guevara chappie anyway, and why do I have to have 1,000 black berets and grow a beard?

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#20363 - 03/01/01 07:33 AM Re: lawyers
AnnaStrophic Offline
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