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Where are we all from????

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  • #16
    RE: Where are we all from????

    Hanover, Ontario, Canada (2.5 hrs north of Detroit border crossing)30 minutes east of Lake Huron (sort of in a line with the Traverse City area of Northern Michigan-similar weather anyway)
    I've used Alpha since the very first issue. I found reference to it in a Popular Science magazine in 1987 or 88...
    What's that phrase " You've come a long way Babe" and in this case Babe is the Alpha organization :) :)
    Rose Weir
    lawn care

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    • #17
      RE: Where are we all from????

      I love it!!!!!

      Many things are now "considered acceptable", most likely because we've given up on persuading the "unwashed" to tread the straight and narrow. How many time did someone (mother ?) tell you, "If everyone else is doing it would you jump off a cliff?". Illegitmi non carborundum. Stick to your principles.

      Yes, "the rules of English were intended to make communications faster and better." Only if we all communicate under a common set of rules can we be sure we all mean the same thing.

      I enjoyed and appreciated your comment about the "double spaces" at the end of a sentence and will try to emulate your procedure. It seems to me that this could be built into fonts. Like kerning, shouldn't a word processor notice the period at the end of a sentence and "over-kern" the next space to improve readability?

      Thought for the day:

      What's the longest word in the English language with only one vowel?
      There can be only one.

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      • #18
        RE: Where are we all from????

        Burlington, Iowa.

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        • #19
          RE: Where are we all from????

          Strength

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          • #20
            RE: Where are we all from????

            I will not end my sentences with with.
            I will not end my sentences with with.
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            Tom

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            • #21
              RE: Where are we all from????

              Mississauga Ontario. Just west of Toronto.

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              • #22
                RE: Where are we all from????

                Baptist Minister, Hoosick Falls, NY

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                • #23
                  RE: Where are we all from????

                  I've heard that explanation before but my impression is that it is even more important with proportional fonts because the spaces are smaller with proportional fonts. For example, I believe the sentence separation in the second line is obvious before you even read the sentence:

                  Send copies to Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones. I need them sent by 2:00.

                  Send copies to Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones. I need them sent by 2:00.

                  (I think the following will come out in Courier but I'm not sure.)
                  [code]
                  Send copies to Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones. I need them sent by 2:00.

                  Send copies to Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones. I need them sent by 2:00.

                  (OK, I'll quit now. No more comments. I know my concern for proper english drives most people nuts!)

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                  • #24
                    RE: Where are we all from????

                    . . . a little hole in the wall down the hall on the other side of the building . . .

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                    • #25
                      RE: Where are we all from????

                      Correct!

                      Technically one could add an "s" and make it one character longer. Isn't the plural of a word a different word?
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #26
                        RE: Where are we all from????

                        A little island over a big pond where we know how to talk proper and speak the Queens English correctly!!?? ain't that right! ie; Frome, England (120 miles west from the centre of London) or should that be center?

                        Glen Schild
                        Glen Schild



                        My Blog

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                        • #27
                          RE: Where are we all from????

                          Middletown, USA...otherwise known as Muncie, IN
                          John Oesterle
                          ToolBytes, LLC

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                          • #28
                            RE: Where are we all from????

                            Cicero, Illinois.

                            No...I don't know Al Capone, nor am I related to him.
                            Thank you,
                            Mike Konoff

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                            • #29
                              RE: Where are we all from????

                              i'm in henley-on-thames / reading. am too lazy to start a user group. but will be a faithful attendee.

                              robin

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                              • #30
                                RE: Where are we all from????

                                OK Stan the Man!

                                Ask your mother why everyone, including women, call other women "guys". Every time we go to a restaurant or even on TV, they gall each other "guys", even if there isn't a guy in the bunch. i.e. How you guys doing? When my wife says, "I'm not a guy", they're left speechless.

                                One other question to ask, Whatever happened to the word, "me"? i.e., He gave the car to myself. Now that does make me cringe a bit.

                                And then there's the word "often", which many folks pronounce, off-ten, sounding the "t".

                                I'm not an English major but had a good English teacher.

                                Now living in Walker, MN, land of Loons, lakes, forests and pesky tourists who come here for the mosquitos. They think the mosquitos work for the Red Cross.

                                kenn
                                TYVM :) kenn

                                Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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