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Date: 05/03/07 03:46 AM

93 Responses to Power of Punctuation

  1. Profile photo of acjacobson
    acjacobson Male 18-29
    148 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 1:51 am
    Link: Power of Punctuation - Just a few little symbols change a lot.
  2. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2007 at 2:26 am

    Good example for the lazy, illiterate morons!!!
  3. Profile photo of Livinghorror
    Livinghorror Male 18-29
    15 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:26 am
    very clever and so true.
  4. Profile photo of mcnaial1
    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
    460 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:29 am
    Pretty old.
  5. Profile photo of owen402006
    owen402006 Male 13-17
    119 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:33 am
    lol
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    Lawviz Male 18-29
    429 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:36 am
    broken picture....
  7. Profile photo of bumblecock
    bumblecock Male 18-29
    643 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:36 am
    chuckle chuckle
  8. Profile photo of efst
    efst Female 30-39
    327 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:38 am
    How true.
  9. Profile photo of asiina
    asiina Female 18-29
    167 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:40 am
    As old as time.
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:41 am
    Yeah, punctuation is powerful. Lame.
  11. Profile photo of Lawviz
    Lawviz Male 18-29
    429 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:42 am
    nvm got it...

    say, this reminds me of this endecyclopedia brown story. Someone turned a love letter into hate mail, hehe

  12. Profile photo of bordarboy
    bordarboy Male 13-17
    121 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:45 am
    all girls in the world should do nothing but housework

    boy wrote: All girls in the world, should do nothing but housework.

    girl wrote:screw you s**t head *slap*

  13. Profile photo of bordarboy
    bordarboy Male 13-17
    121 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:46 am
    ahhh behold the power of female back hand slaps
  14. Profile photo of BeanGreen
    BeanGreen Female 18-29
    122 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:57 am
    ^^ I suppose you`ve experienced a few firsthand hmm?
  15. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    May 3, 2007 at 3:07 am
    Capitalisation is another one, its the difference between "I helped my uncle jack off his horse" and "I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse"
  16. Profile photo of HylianNinja
    HylianNinja Male 18-29
    902 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 3:08 am
    `Good example for the lazy. Illiterate morons!!!`
    Ballsy of you to call EVERYONE illiterate morons when the lazy are clearly your target.

    `very clever and so, true.`
    Terrible argument. So clever=true?

    `Pretty. Old!!`
    YEAH SCORE!

    `chuckle!!?! chuckle?!??!`
    I`m as offended as you are, my friend.

    `How? True?`
    Clearly.

    `All girls in? The world should do nothing but housework!`
    I knew they would rebel eventually, but the world is a hell of a thing to attack.

    `Ahhh, behold the power of female back. *hand slaps*`
    That`s more like it. They knew that rebellion wouldn`t work when they are just so made for the dish work.

  17. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 3:19 am
    Everything about this is retarded.

    1) The original version (sans punctuation) is a perfectly valid sentence.

    2) The males` version, while perfectly fine, has commas that are totally unnecessary. Nobody would walk up to the chalkboard and add two commas to make a sentence that was identical in meaning to one without the commas.

    3) The idea that anybody would read a perfectly valid sentence and then imagine up a bunch of non standard punctuation including a colon and the secondary definition of "man" (which actually means "humans" and not "men") to make a really awkward, clumsy sentence because she was female is stupid.

    4) The text, comprised of about 340 bytes of information, was made into a crappy text collage and scanned, resulting in a bloated 77,638 bytes of garbage. That`s like taking a turd and shipping it in a crate.

  18. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 3:22 am
    Class dumbass: Aw, Oman without Herman is not hung!

    Or something along those lines...

  19. Profile photo of scottthebum
    scottthebum Male 18-29
    383 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 3:23 am
    Lmao HylianNinja. Well done.
    And DiePSPolice, your tech-related peeve #4 made my day. = )
  20. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:36 am
    I`m still waiting for the lazy typers in here to throw in their non-puntuated sentences.
  21. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:58 am
    Ha yes! The Eternal Sex war thing. The problem is that the war is already lost! With so many women thinking they can live without man and man without women the Gay population in the world enlarges like nothing else.
  22. Profile photo of Bajatar
    Bajatar Female 40-49
    345 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 5:06 am
    ^^ That`s wrong. The singles population enlarges like nothing else ;)

    Anyway ... boring old women against men joke.

  23. Profile photo of BABY_BEAR
    BABY_BEAR Female 18-29
    1396 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:12 am
    =)
  24. Profile photo of will_lee
    will_lee Male 18-29
    99 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:29 am
    this post, like many recently, is lame
  25. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:54 am
    It`s quite cool really. I like it. Not funny, more "Oh I didn`t realise!".
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    c411um Male 13-17
    8 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:08 am
    What diePSPolice said about nobody would think up a bunch of non standard punctuation is wrong.Our theacher in my high school put this on the board and within two minutes we had both of them. The part about all males thikning one and females thinking the other was not ther case in our class tho.
  27. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:49 am
    It`s just a shame that the whole scenario is unrealistic. A teacher teaching English grammar in school? I`ll believe that when I see it! And a student correctly identifying a colon, let alone using one is almost unheard of. Most adults wouldn`t know what to do with one.
  28. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 8:43 am
    Reminds me of Lionel Hutz. No, money down!
  29. Profile photo of kooblepisi
    kooblepisi Female 13-17
    49 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 8:45 am
    haha
  30. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 8:55 am
    lmao well done cheeseman!
  31. Profile photo of Hc00
    Hc00 Male 18-29
    118 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 10:09 am
    Forgive me if im wrong, but isnt the female sentance actually false due to switching quantatives (may not be the right word) and use of an incorrect term.
  32. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 10:27 am
    yeah i saw the guy`s impression first. What about you girls, which did you think of first?
  33. Profile photo of Ya_Mum
    Ya_Mum Male 13-17
    187 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 10:48 am
    How do u fix ur washing machine?

    Slap her and tell her to get back to work

  34. Profile photo of thespamonkey
    thespamonkey Male 18-29
    29 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 11:20 am
    i prefer the one about the importance of capitals:

    I helped my uncle Jack off a horse.
    or
    I helped my uncle jack off a horse.

  35. Profile photo of called2prs
    called2prs Female 18-29
    31 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 11:25 am
    VikStar must think that everyone is stupid and that there is no such thing as an english class. Most people know what a colon is and what to do with it, maybe you can take your stupid comment and shove it up your dumb ass
  36. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 11:49 am
    thespamonkey... I wrote that one on page 1.
  37. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 11:53 am
    Oldddd but I still like it.
  38. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 1:12 pm
    Punctuation and Capitalization are good things.

    And as for capitalizing Uncle Jack (or uncle jack), I believe the horse is better off, regardless of which way the sentence is presented.

  39. Profile photo of Superlink00
    Superlink00 Male 13-17
    247 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:08 pm
    A woman: without her, man would still be in the garden of Eden.
  40. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
    242 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    yay for sexist jokes :-P
  41. Profile photo of blue_mess
    blue_mess Male 13-17
    315 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    haha, this is cool :)
  42. Profile photo of chaosgirl
    chaosgirl Female 13-17
    169 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 2:55 pm
    Brilliant!
  43. Profile photo of kidcomeback
    kidcomeback Male 18-29
    182 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    it`s fun how the guys think this post is lame and the girls think this post is awesome
  44. Profile photo of bigsisjune
    bigsisjune Female 13-17
    214 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:10 pm
    "say, this reminds me of this endecyclopedia brown story. Someone turned a love letter into hate mail, hehe"

    Me too! I loved those stupid things.

  45. Profile photo of Trema
    Trema Male 18-29
    511 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:12 pm
    *WARNING SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC*
    "^^ I suppose you`ve experienced a few firsthand hmm?"

    yes

  46. Profile photo of emzie21
    emzie21 Female 18-29
    174 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    v clever and v true! :D:D
  47. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1066 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    haha! Punctuation is awesome..
  48. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    It`s interesting to see how one see a sentence differently.

    But maybe I`m just hopped up after reading Fahrenheit 451 .

  49. Profile photo of ThksFrThMmrs
    ThksFrThMmrs Female 13-17
    136 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    Considering the original sentence was pretty degrading to women, saying they can`t live without men i pretty much understand how the women of the class had to defend themselves, pretty clever i must say.
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    gchimmel Female 18-29
    667 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    ha...? ha...?
  51. Profile photo of Igmo
    Igmo Male 18-29
    1263 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    lmfao clever
  52. Profile photo of wolfinstinct
    wolfinstinct Male 13-17
    92 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    DiePSPolice, you`re wrong. :)
    The male`s version is not the same as the original. The part that is in commas is an interrupter. You can take it out, and the sentence would mean the same thing.
    If I`m understanding right, you`re trying to say that "man" means humans and "men" is for males. Really, man is singular and men is plural.
  53. Profile photo of ditzy_chic14
    ditzy_chic14 Female 13-17
    74 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    damn straight! LOL
  54. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:28 pm
    Punctuation is great.
  55. Profile photo of spack12
    spack12 Male 13-17
    98 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:42 pm
    just like dont drink water, fish have sex in it. Meanining you shouldnt drink water because fish have sex in it or
    dont drink water, fish, have sex in it.
    meaning the fish should have sex in the water instead of drinking it.
  56. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:44 pm
    i`ve seen this a million times but i still think it`s cute.
  57. Profile photo of elyse_42
    elyse_42 Female 18-29
    344 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 6:44 pm
    hahah so true men are nothing without their women =D
  58. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm
    My english teacher did that with my class but he just told us to punctuate it every way possible then explained it to us.
  59. Profile photo of crump199
    crump199 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm
    more like A, woman! witout man @ is ( nothing%%%%#%%!#$^%#&^$@%&$%&$@%&$@%&@$%1
  60. Profile photo of strings99
    strings99 Male 13-17
    128 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:03 pm
    Not funny, But not stupid.
  61. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:10 pm
    how dumb
  62. Profile photo of shizzaster
    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:16 pm
    fantastic!
  63. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
    1364 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    meh bit cleaver at best
  64. Profile photo of archanos
    archanos Male 13-17
    158 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 8:06 pm
    where my white wimmenz?!
  65. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 8:10 pm
    "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse." Right? Not "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse." The second one still sounds wrong to me. Blah, what happened to all the good posts?
  66. Profile photo of butta397
    butta397 Female 18-29
    175 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 8:12 pm
    Seen it... but it is AMAZING!!!
    Haha girls rule, guys drool. :-P ;-)
  67. Profile photo of Sweet_Tooth
    Sweet_Tooth Male 18-29
    308 posts
    May 3, 2007 at 9:21 pm
    That`s pretty funny. Oh, and nice examples BigBonny and HylianNinja.
  68. Profile photo of SuperQuack_x
    SuperQuack_x Female 13-17
    190 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 1:16 am
    uhm. ok cool :]
  69. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 1:40 am
    A panda eats shoots and leaves.

    A panda eats, shoots, and leaves.

  70. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 10:08 am
    A little effort in synonymous word usage can structure a sentence that eliminates confusion...

    I helped my Uncle Jack dismount from his horse.

    I helped my Uncle Jack masturbate his horse to orgasm.

  71. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2221 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 11:49 am
    I laughed out loud and thought, "Thank god for punctuation".
  72. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
    815 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    "A woman: without her, man would still be in the garden of Eden."

    Oh look. A sexist God loving prick. Lets kill him.

  73. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
    815 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    What are you going to say next? That periods are a curse to women from taking the fruit from the gay little tree in the gay little garden that didn`t exist in the first place? For f*cks sake you make me sick.
  74. Profile photo of TabooPoison
    TabooPoison Female 18-29
    1062 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    oh yay, more stereotypes
  75. Profile photo of Caprikorn28
    Caprikorn28 Female 18-29
    52 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    hm.. well this has turned slightly hostile...

    honestly, i saw the guys` interpretation first, which made me want to slap the hell out of the professor that did that

    and as for this whole "Uncle Jack" thing, when its written it looks better, but when you say it thats when it depends on the way you emphasize words and which words you emphasize

    like in: "I helped my Uncle Jack off his horse" you would put emphasis on "Jack" (believe it or not)

    and in "I helped my uncle jack off his horse" you would put emphasis on "uncle"

    but, meh, we`re talkin about punctuation, sorry for my interjection of off-topic ness

  76. Profile photo of Superlink00
    Superlink00 Male 13-17
    247 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 5:45 pm
    "Oh look. A sexist God loving prick. Lets kill him."

    It was a joke, and nothing more.

  77. Profile photo of Superlink00
    Superlink00 Male 13-17
    247 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    It`s funny though that you would take such offense to that.
  78. Profile photo of rickbehr
    rickbehr Male 18-29
    31 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 5:47 pm
    This is so horribly stupid I cannot even bear to look at it. Male/Female jokes are so overused and overdone, and furthermore, any joke that has an undertone of feminism in it is in my book completely retarded. I have no problem with women having whatever rights they want but I have a massive problem with women that think like whatever tards wrote that on the chalkboard. It is such a Rosie O`Donnell joke/way of thinking.

    God I dislike Feminism.

  79. Profile photo of Kragoth
    Kragoth Male 13-17
    154 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 6:16 pm
    this can easily be switched to.
    A woman without her man, is nothing.
    or.
    A woman without her man: is nothing.
    either way, im still going to fail my english language course.
  80. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    May 4, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    this can easily be switched to.
    A woman without her man, is nothing.
    or.
    A woman without her man: is nothing.
    either way, im still going to fail my english language course.

    Apparently :-P

    "A woman without her man, is nothing."

    You forgot another comma. It should be "A woman, without her man, is nothing."
    You could just avoid putting commas in the sentence altogether and it would make sense.

    ALSO
    ":" serves as the word "is".
    Ex: YouThink: A great site.
    NOT
    YouThink: Is a great site.

    I enjoy grammar so much :-).

  81. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    May 5, 2007 at 12:09 am
    ya damn skippy the last one is true
  82. Profile photo of Ya_Mum
    Ya_Mum Male 13-17
    187 posts
    May 5, 2007 at 3:00 am
    "What are you going to say next? That periods are a curse to women from taking the fruit from the gay little tree in the gay little garden that didn`t exist in the first place? For f*cks sake you make me sick."

    Calm the f*ck down u stupid b*tch he was only kidding sh*t whats wrong with u!? Oh wait your pic says you`re emo...nevermind...

  83. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    May 5, 2007 at 9:55 am
    For all you "Hermans" out there... just remove a space and capitalize Her, and you`ve got,

    "A woman without Herman is nothing."

  84. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    May 5, 2007 at 10:07 am
    -All right, i`lll take your case but i will require a $1000 retainter.
    -Bute your ad say "Works on contingeny, no money down."
    -Oh, they got that all screwed up:
    "Works on Congtingency? No, Money Down!"
  85. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    May 5, 2007 at 1:44 pm
    I just found out that my uncle jack`s off his rocker.
  86. Profile photo of SerFox
    SerFox Male 18-29
    276 posts
    May 5, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    So I`m nothing because I`m gay? I think not. However I still found this entertaining, and I think this would be somehting to pass the time, to write a sentence and then try to shift it`s meaning with mere punctuation.
  87. Profile photo of teiso
    teiso Female 18-29
    674 posts
    May 5, 2007 at 11:29 pm
    The original sentence has correct grammar if that`s what you want to mean and the male`s sentence has incorrect grammar. There should not be commas there.

    The female sentence had it turn into another meaning, which is cool, but it contains a sentence fragment.

  88. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    May 6, 2007 at 6:38 pm

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    Argh_Beast
    Male, 18-29, Europe
    404 Posts Thursday, May 03, 2007 4:58:34 AM
    Ha yes! The Eternal Sex war thing. The problem is that the war is already lost! With so many women thinking they can live without man and man without women the Gay population in the world enlarges like nothing else

    LMAO

  89. Profile photo of LunarLizard
    LunarLizard Female 18-29
    25 posts
    May 7, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    I like the panda one :-)
  90. Profile photo of yourshoes
    yourshoes Female 13-17
    192 posts
    May 9, 2007 at 11:51 pm
    Hahahahah
  91. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    May 13, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    Soon we will no longer be able to communicate.
    Soon language will be just a basal series of grunts.
    Oh woe is us.
  92. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1265 posts
    May 18, 2007 at 7:44 am
    punctuation`s powerful? sure the next time some one jumps out from a dark alley screaming "GIMME ALL YOUR MONEY". the smartest move would be to correct his grammar.
  93. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    February 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    A woman without. Her man is nothing?

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