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    So, this ongoing saga is the Comma drama?
    Use enough knot!

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    We need Victor Borge's recording of punctuation inserted verbally. Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knotsmith View Post
    So, this ongoing saga is the Comma drama?
    I'm never naming a pigeon again.
    Tho that might be a fine name .
    Cimino Hardware...a clear choice.

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    Better than calling someone a taxi.

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    You'd have to call it a taxi if it got hyphenated. That or severely pigeon toed.
    Use enough knot!

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    Are you aware that the term for the vehicle pulled behind an RV is "the toad?"

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    Why not just call it Kermit??? ;~)
    TOLERANCE is the virtue of a man without convictions.

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    Ah, homophones. One finds them coming along like the toad and more troublesome than Oxford commas. There is a Big Toe wrecker service here in the DFW area.

    To make lanyards, I once went looking for some nylon core material at a local hardware store. A plastic spool of the material I needed had split and produced a tangled mess. Rather than trying to untangle and measure the amount I requested, the clerk suggested I take the whole ball and call it 200 ft. He put it in a paper bag and wrote "200 ft. nylon chord" on the bag. Sounded like a good deal to me. The cashier did not comment on the labeling while processing the purchase. Back home I began cutting the rare nylon chord up to make notable (but inaudible) lanyards.
    Use enough knot!

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    with the oxford comma:
    We invited the strippers, Jesse Jackson, and Obama.

    without the oxford comma:
    We invited the strippers, Jesse Jackson and Obama
    "God and Soldier we adore, In time of danger, not before.
    The danger passed and all things righted, God is forgotten and the Soldier slighted."
    Rudyard Kipling

    You rush a miracle man, you get lousy miracles.

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