[access-uk] grammatical construction was: Barclays got it right!

  • From: "Gordon Keen" <gordon.keen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 May 2007 15:34:42 +0100


Superbly  well put dear girl
Too many pedants about these days, they all think themselves pedagogs.


From glorious Devon, England
email: gordon.keen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Léonie Watson" <tink@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2007 3:17 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Barclays got it right! Re internet banking security

| William,
| Semi literate might be a little harsh don't you think? Particularly
| as your email contained a question without a question mark at the end of 
| sentence.
| People use punctuation such as the asterisk to place emphasis on
| certain words. Unlike conventional written material, such as books, the
| Internet has engendered a hybrid form of communication that is delivered 
| print, but influenced by speech.
| What this form of print-speak lacks however is the ability to place
| intonation on certain words or phrases. Using the asterisk works very well
| in this regard.
| I'm all in favour of good grammar and punctuation, but many of the
| rules that are applied to our written words are context dependent. In the
| context of the Internet, many of the rules that govern conventional 
| have been adapted.

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