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Grammar Pet Peeves

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  • Ahmet
    Ahmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 3,370 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Reviving this thread because oh my god verbal hesitations in written communication make me want to murder a child.
    Huh. Neat.
  • Aerek
    Aerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,836 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Even when our written communication is meant to emulate verbal communication, making vocal and non-vocal pauses completely legitimate given the nature of the medium?
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  • Ahmet
    Ahmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 3,370 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aerek said:
    Even when our written communication is meant to emulate verbal communication, making vocal and non-vocal pauses completely legitimate given the nature of the medium?
    Nono, says/tells/chans are fine. News and letters aren't.
    Huh. Neat.
  • Krypton
    Krypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Though frankly, splitting the hesitation into its own tell, and only making your point in a separate tell 20 seconds later, is equally dumb.
  • Ahmet
    Ahmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 3,370 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I was moreso referring to vocalized pauses, things like 'ummm' and 'uh...'

    Dunno, just annoys the hell out of me.
    Huh. Neat.
  • Jurixe
    Jurixe Where you least expect itMember Posts: 1,748 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2016
    Ahmet said:
    I was moreso referring to vocalized pauses, things like 'ummm' and 'uh...'

    Dunno, just annoys the hell out of me.
    Ah, then that's slightly different. Overuse of that is annoying, just like they would be in a real life conversation, and they are less necessary to convey tone because they're usually sounds that you make to fill the silence, which in (written) text isn't necessary.
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