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# I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

## I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

(OP)
A Troll ranted the following [another website]...

Rule of thumb . If you use your head for what it's there for , think before ya say something , be sure it's coming from the heart . And then stand by what you said . If you got the nuts to ask me a question , ya better have the nuts to handle the answer . I try not to offend by remaining quiet but when asked , you're on your own . Trying to cover an answer you don't stand behind usually gets worse and should have been a quiet moment . I agree with D , not everyone gets a trophy

Notice that immediately preceding each punctuation mark... and immediately following each punctuation mark... ['.' periods] and [',' commas] is a 'one-space-gap'. I'm NOT kidding... this is very real.

I have NEVER seen this punctuation style ever. Anyone recognize this format? It looks like English is a second language to this guy... or, maybe, is it just a lousy auto-format function on a cheap cellphone???

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

First Kick at the Cat...

Rule of thumb: If you use your head for what it's there for, think before you say something, be sure it's coming from the heart, and then stand by what you said, then '???'. If you have the nuts to ask me a question, then you better have the nuts to handle accept the answer. I try not to offend by remaining quiet, but when asked, you're on your own you have to be prepared to accept the response. Trying to explain cover an answer you don't stand behind agree with usually makes matters gets worse and you should not have tried to offer an explanation.have been a quiet moment. I agree with D, "not everyone gets a trophy."

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

That style of punctuation is not common in French or German... their punctuation is similar to English. Maybe just bad English? Maybe a troll that didn't make it out of Grade 4?

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

(OP)
Dik…

That initial observation of Yours [1 Apr 22 04:40]... in-which you struck thru several odd/incoherent words... is what made this rant perplexing and then laughable. But thanks... I think that Your edited rant is the 'best version' of that rant. Sadly I got wound-up and recited verses of the 'Song of the Witches –William Shakespeare' (from Macbeth) to illustrate how weird that rant was. For that, and other transgressions in the same reply [I hate charlatans and trolls in aviation] I was loudly Reported [red-flagged] to the moderators. I'm sorta in trouble with them and have to walk a really straight line, from now-on.

However, I really was more curious about the weird punctuation formatting.

Hokie, the article You found seemed to shed light on this writing phenomena. Thanks.

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

When shall we three, meet again...
In thunder, lightning or in rain...
When the hurley, burley's done...

as memory serves... I used to be a Shakespeare freak back then...

When my granddaughter was told that they were going to study Romeo and Juliette for their Grand 7 literature, she told the teacher it was a terrible play. The teacher was surprised at the comment, and asked, "why." Brynn explained that everyone died at the end. Brynn was homeschooled and had already studied the play.

Rather than think climate change and the corona virus as science, think of it as the wrath of God. Do you feel any better?

-Dik

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

Why try to Punctuate improperly constructed "sentences"? I say "sentence", however there is actually nothing more there than what appears to be several run together phrases.

"think before ya say something , be sure it's coming from the heart"
Replace the comma with "and", or alternatively a period and begin a new sentenance with "Be".

Another run-on "sentence".
"I try not to offend by remaining quiet but when asked , you're on your own . "
"you're on your own." Is a sentence in itself.
"I try not to offend by remaining quiet, but when asked", is an incomplete sentence and lacks a comma before ", but"

https://prowritingaid.com/art/1228/starting-a-sent...
https://www.dailywritingtips.com/comma-before-but/

A black swan to a turkey is a white swan to the butcher ... and to Boeing.

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

research "quantum grammar" ... if you want to waste some time (and marvel at the insanity of the world).

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

I work with a number of Frenchmen and French women. I have noted that one of chaps who is 82 keep putting a space between the last word and the period . . . not always but often enough. Others seem to put a space between a word and a colon (:). I think it might have to do with them needing to "see" the colon or the period that could get lost . . . Oh and by the way this is when they write in English.

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

When texting, my phone helpfully provides a space after a word. It will then remove the space if a period is entered. I'm guessing the writer does a lot of texting.

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

Some programmers separate every token with a space even if it isn't necessary in the syntax. eg

#### CODE -->

if ( nargin < 1 )
if(nargin<1) 

are identical in some languages. Perhaps your ranter is a programmer!

Cheers

Greg Locock

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### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

Leaving aside the construction, the tone of the statement suggests the need for a mental health intervention.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

rb1957 (Aerospace)
13 Apr 22 11:48
research "quantum grammar" ... if you want to waste some time (and marvel at the insanity of the world).

I are guilty of informing me about a rabbit hole I never knew existed, and now have bent my mind attempting to understand what they are actually talking about. Looked like CAPS LOCK gobbly-gook to me.

Mr. Eric
API 510 & 653

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

(OP)
Guys... Thanks a bunch for a sanity check... even at the possibility of compromising Your sanity, temporarily.

Grammar has always been my 'weakest suit' and almost go me fired, early-on. Thank God, my boss gave me a chance to improve... and I took-it-on for desperate love of the job/career of aero engineering. He actually saved my career by forcing the issue and I became 'good-enough' then to hang-on and get better over the years.

Eric… I briefly explored the concept of 'quantum grammar' and I'm still shaking my head as my thoughts 'tumble'. I'm gonna send this topic to my much smarter sister for follow-on [mess with her mind, also]. WHEN I hear her perspective... she sometimes deep-dives on topics like this.... I'll report.

Regards, Wil Taylor
o Trust - But Verify!
o We believe to be true what we prefer to be true. [Unknown]
o For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible. [variation,Stuart Chase]
o Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant. ["Orion", Homebuiltairplanes.com forum]

### RE: I need help understanding this very unusual punctuation format.

#### Quote (Ericapi)

I are guilty of informing me about a rabbit hole I never knew existed,

Centuries ago the great poet Dante described rabbit holes, long before we called them rabbit holes. He said it had 7 levels...

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts."

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