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    Re: Jerry sent you a message on Facebook...

    Postby SandChigger » 23 Jul 2009 19:31

    SadisticCynic wrote:Um, what universe is he talking about? :?
    Misunderstanding Dune, that sounds familiar... (and why is fictional in inverted commas?)

    He seems to be equating "Landsraad" with "Duniverse".
    (To distinguish it from the 'real' universe, maybe? :D )


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    Re: Jerry sent you a message on Facebook...

    Postby Freakzilla » 24 Jul 2009 08:27

    SandChigger wrote:
    SadisticCynic wrote:Um, what universe is he talking about? :?
    Misunderstanding Dune, that sounds familiar... (and why is fictional in inverted commas?)

    He seems to be equating "Landsraad" with "Duniverse".
    (To distinguish it from the 'real' universe, maybe? :D )


    I thought that was kind of funny too. Like calling the USA "Congress".

    What's his problem with putting spaces after punctuation? :crazy:
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    Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Facebook Group

    Postby SandChigger » 24 Jul 2009 09:08

    Yeah, I kinda wondered about that one, too.

    Does Word automatically insert spaces after your punctuation? If so, maybe he's more used to writing in Word and has lazily adapted to it?

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    Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Facebook Group

    Postby SadisticCynic » 24 Jul 2009 09:18

    I use Word 07, but no such function exists as far as I know. It is certainly not a default function.

    (By the way in my previous post I was being sarcastic :wink: )
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    Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Facebook Group

    Postby inhuien » 24 Jul 2009 13:48

    freakyzilla wrote:What's his problem with putting spaces after punctuation?

    From my experience it is an Eastern European mannerism.
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    Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Facebook Group

    Postby SandChigger » 24 Jul 2009 19:14

    And the French often put spaces before (final) punctuation, right?

    He looks to be a thirty-something in his pic on Facebook, but the surname is definitely Eastern European of some sort. Maybe he's an immigrant then.

    Which would fit in perfectly with my observation that native English speakers with poor language skills and non-natives tend to like the McDune books A LOT. :dance:

    (Come on, TAZbert, PROVE me wrong! :laughing: )
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    Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Facebook Group

    Postby ionah » 25 Jul 2009 08:59

    SandChigger wrote:And the French often put spaces before (final) punctuation, right?



    right, except for hinal point.

    e.g. :
    Q - do you want me to read you a MacDune book before to sleep ?
    A - no ! i don't.
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