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June 23, 2012, 04:43:07 AM
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Question: Should Internets be changed to internet (lower case)?

NO! IT is the Internets  Wink

You know, when you consider TOR, and the various other dark-nets, that's actually factually correct.
It's spelled Tor, you nonce Tongue

Well, it is now....  I still prefer the acronym to differentiate it from the publishing company, though.

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June 23, 2012, 05:08:42 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto, handsome, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of happy hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat. He had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize Blueseed.

I believe that semicolon is incorrect as it does not join two sentences.

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June 23, 2012, 05:28:02 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto, handsome, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of happy hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat. He had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize Blueseed.

I believe that semicolon is incorrect as it does not join two sentences.



Is it safe to reckon there weren't no Grammar Nazis in 1815? To paraphrase Meat Loaf: Life Is A Lemon (And I Want My Semicolon Back).
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June 23, 2012, 05:31:55 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of happy hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize Blueseed.

I gave it back  Smiley
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June 23, 2012, 05:32:33 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto, handsome, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of happy hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat. He had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize Blueseed.

I believe that semicolon is incorrect as it does not join two sentences.



Is it safe to reckon there weren't no Grammar Nazis in 1815? To paraphrase Meatloaf: Life Is A Lemon (And I Want My Semicolon Back).

i think the semi-colon is correct, but makes 'and' redundant.

as a grammar nazi, i would think it correct to write "blessings of existence; she had lived..."
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June 23, 2012, 05:33:54 AM
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Satoshi Wagner, faceless, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of happy hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize Blueseed.
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June 23, 2012, 05:35:47 AM
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@ le nazis.... Your arguement is invalid.
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June 23, 2012, 05:37:27 AM
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Satoshi Wagner, faceless, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize Blueseed.

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June 23, 2012, 06:16:45 AM
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Satoshi Nakamoto, handsome, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of happy hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat. He had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize Blueseed.

I believe that semicolon is incorrect as it does not join two sentences.



Is it safe to reckon there weren't no Grammar Nazis in 1815? To paraphrase Meatloaf: Life Is A Lemon (And I Want My Semicolon Back).

i think the semi-colon is correct, but makes 'and' redundant.

as a grammar nazi, i would think it correct to write "blessings of existence; she had lived..."




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You can’t get away with three semi-colons per paragraph unless you’re Jane Austin.

When I starting thinking about creating this thread, I read several first paragraphs of famous titles, and felt this one would fit the bill for what I had in mind. I was, and still am, only vaguely familiar with Emma, let alone Jane Austin or any of her other work. This fun thread has now become a learning experience for me, and I hope for others as well.

Now back to the fun.

Satoshi Wagner, faceless, extremely brilliant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize banknotes.

~Bruno~

Edit: I just noticed that somebody (I won't state who) blasphemed our beloved SN.
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June 23, 2012, 06:20:37 AM
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Satoshi Wagner, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very little to distress or vaporize banknotes.
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June 23, 2012, 06:22:39 AM
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Satoshi Wagner, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress or vaporize banknotes.
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June 23, 2012, 06:24:23 AM
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Satoshi Wagner, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress or vaporize BTCitcoin.

(when we're done with BW, you know who's next--mNw)
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June 23, 2012, 06:35:17 AM
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June 23, 2012, 06:45:48 AM
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BTCruce Wagner, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.
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June 23, 2012, 09:43:55 AM
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BTCruce Nakamoto, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.
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June 23, 2012, 04:30:20 PM
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BTCruce Nakamoto, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashish, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.

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June 23, 2012, 04:33:37 PM
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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely private, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.

I took the liberty and changed two words (see bold). Let's maintain the Satoshi Nakamoto theme for this Emma Meme (I've something up my sleeve).

Continue changing only one word at a time or adding a word but another one must be strikethrough, all the while not changing the overall theme/flavor of the paragraph or word count. The semicolon is important to this work, therefore should remain even though it may pose a modern grammatical challenge.

The end result will take Jane Austin's first paragraph of her fictitious novel Emma and turn it into a factual account of Satoshi Nakamoto, albeit a pseudonym, via changing one word at a time.

Once the end result is completed to everybody's satisfaction, an edited generation of the process will be posted, thus showcasing the first ever Emma Meme. As luck would have it, the name Satoshi Nakamoto will be the first.

The next step will be to introduce the Emma Meme to other forums, blogs, etc., having their viewership transform Emma Woodhouse to another name, one word at a time.

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June 23, 2012, 04:37:11 PM
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BTCruce Nakamoto, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashish, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.


I've modified the original premise of this exercise, dancupid (see my last post), going from going-for-the-funny to get-serious. Would you be so kind as to try your editing hand again? Thanks, bud.

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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely private, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize banknotes.
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June 23, 2012, 04:39:31 PM
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BTCruce Nakamoto, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashish, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.


I've modified the original premise of this exercise, dancupid (see my last post), going from going-for-the-funny to get-serious. Would you be so kind as to try your editing hand again? Thanks, bud.

~Bruno~

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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely private, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.

I'll try again (again) - I'll try to invoke my muse in my next modification.
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June 23, 2012, 04:43:26 PM
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BTCruce Nakamoto, faceless, extremely pregnant, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashish, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.


I've modified the original premise of this exercise, dancupid (see my last post), going from going-for-the-funny to get-serious. Would you be so kind as to try your editing hand again? Thanks, bud.

~Bruno~

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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely private, and rich, with an unknown home of abounding hashes, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize BTCitcoin.

I'll try again (again) - I'll try to invoke my muse in my next modification.

Fair enough, bud.

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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely private, and shy, with an unknown home of abounding hashish, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize banknotes.



The following is approximately where I would like to see to end up with--factual and to the point.

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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely private, perhaps shy, of an unknown home of abounding hashish (needed), plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured (enduring(?) but we loose words) for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize banknotes (may need to be tighter/more precise).



Let's continue.

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Satoshi Nakamoto, faceless, extremely private, and shy, with an unknown home of abounding hashish, plotted to demolish some of the worst shortcomings of Fiat; and had endured for many years on the Internets, intending very much to distress and vaporize banknotes.

On the service, my next suggestion may come across as crazy or stupid, but I'll express it nonetheless.

I would love to see the final edited iterations published in some magazine, hopefully one sold at Barnes & Noble.

~Bruno~
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