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 Post subject: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 8:28 pm 
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Do you folk have a view on two to three-word partial quotes? I never used them as a reporter.


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 Post subject: Re: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:22 pm 
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I'll say it again:
Death to partial quotes.


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 Post subject: Re: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:23 pm 
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I have heard JMcg say that many, many times.<p>And I could not agree more.


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 Post subject: Re: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:24 pm 
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Excellent. Now, is there any written authority that I can use to cast enlightenment on the matter? The textbooks I grew up with are long out of print and were imported with the proceeds of a scholarship.


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 Post subject: Re: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:39 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Paul Wiggins:
Excellent. Now, is there any written authority that I can use to cast enlightenment on the matter? The textbooks I grew up with are long out of print and were imported with the proceeds of a scholarship.<hr></blockquote><p>jmcg's comment is "written authority" enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:46 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by blanp:
<p>jmcg's comment is "written authority" enough.<hr></blockquote><p>I concur but the comrades like op cits and et als.<p>O tempora! O mores! Mihi cura futuri.<p>[ April 18, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Wiggins ]</p>


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 Post subject: Re: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:57 pm 
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Ok. I love a puppet show way more than the next guy. But really, who is really behind these posts? I have to say, it's not quite working, even as performance art. <p>Wait. Maybe it's me.


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 Post subject: Re: Partial quotes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:18 pm 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by slummingreporter:
I want to see George Bush speak while Dick Cheney drinks a glass of water.<hr></blockquote><p>You're a week late on that joke. The Onion did it last Tuesday.


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