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#150204 11/16/05 12:50 PM
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Blogument a senseless, sometimes impassioned, often lengthy argument on a weblog or internet forum; may escalate into a flamewar. [...] Of course my post was more of an editorial comment on the direction the thread was going rather than a submission of a genuine neologism.

I'm a little hangry this afternoon, but shouldn't this kind of toy-script blogument be a Pooh-bah-taboo?

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Nope-- there are very few taboo's here (the biggest are the old fashioned 'social ones'--don't talk religion or politics. and in general, we tend to use language that would be acceptable at a party our grandmothers might attend... simple because there are teachers who use AWAD in the class room, and we don't generally want to make this an adult only (in the worst possible way).

i was wordy, and almost over the line.. and alex gave the equivalent of the sharp look i might get from a host/hostest when a guest steps over the line. and the thread went on.

I didn't take offence (nor was one really given)
everyone here self moderates. we each decide for ourself what is taboo-- (and occationally when we slip, someone points in the right direction.)
(and people who can't self moderate are generally not welcome)

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May I go on record as saying that any post captioned "Father Steve was right" is okay in my book?

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...we tend to use language that would be acceptable at a party our grandmothers might attend...



Speak for/as yourself. (One of) my grandmothers would not really be *acceptable here.

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Once my paternal grandmother reached her eighties, she began to swear in public, mostly to embarass my father, who (she thought) deserved it.

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Once my paternal grandmother reached her eighties, she began to swear in public, mostly to embarass my father, who (she thought) deserved it.




FS: I don't mean this to be snide; I really want to know. Why did you insert a comma between 'my father' and 'who?'

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Why did you insert a comma between 'my father' and 'who?'

I can only guess, but, maybe the public that which was *deserving.

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I elected to treat the clause "who deserved it" as an independent clause linked to and modifying "my father" by "who" which I chose to treat as if it were a coordinating conjunction, in which case, it would properly be set off from "my father" by a comma. I also did it because it suited my ear.

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actually milum, we tried to avoid all politics here..




Some of us just avoid Milum. Such blessed tranquility.

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I always understood the rule to be comma for identifying relative clauses and no comma for non-identifying clauses.

So, "my brother who deserves it" would imply I have more than one brother and this particular brother deserves it, while "my brother, who deserves it" would imply that I only have one brother who is therefore sufficiently identified by the expression "my brother" and "who deserves it" is simply extra information about my brother.

Since Father Steve presumably has only one father, the expression "my father" identifies who is meant and so the comma is usual.


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