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12:00 AM
Snail 2.0?
 
Nov 3 '12 at 1:17, by Robusto
@RegDwighт I am the most modest, yes.
May 7 '11 at 20:37, by Robusto
Yeah, I'm way more modest than that guy.
May 7 '11 at 20:36, by Robusto
I'm too modest for that. Far too modest. Perhaps the most modest person who has ever lived.
Jan 10 '12 at 14:40, by Robusto
@Kitḫ — I am probably the most modest person on ELU. Perhaps in the whole world.
You just can't compete with @robusto.
Feb 8 '13 at 17:01, by Robusto
I am, quite literally, the most modest person in the history of the world.
Mar 12 '11 at 1:47, by Robusto
Seriously, I'm not a rep whore. I'm just that good. And on top of that I'm probably the most modest and self-effacing person on this whole site.
 
With all that modesty, why not call him Modesto?
 
Because that's the guy he's way more modest than.
May 7 '11 at 20:37, by RegDwight
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (also spelled Musorgsky, Moussorgsky ) (21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1839, Karevo – 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1881, Saint Petersburg), one of the Russian composers known as 'The Five', was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music. Many of his works were inspired by Russian history, Russian folklore, and other nationalist themes. Such works include the opera Boris Godunov, the orchestral tone poem Night on Bald Mounta...
 
Heh.
Of course.
 
Fun fact: mussor is Russian for "trash, rubbish, garbage".
Litter.
 
12:12 AM
Odd.
So rubbish man?
His ancestors became rich in the rubbisness?
 
The -g- is unexplicable.
Should be Musorsky.
 
Hmm.
 
Guess he was trying to hide it.
 
tries to explain g
 
Or maybe he was claiming muss.org ahead of time.
 
12:14 AM
Haha of course.
 
Why is h afraid of f? Because f g h!
 
Huh?
What is g the past tense of?
Or is it plural?
 
May 26 at 14:30, by RegDwigнt
Jan 31 '13 at 9:47, by RegDwighт
I am not linking to the Wikipedia article on joke again.
 
6 secs ago, by Cerberus
I'm not linking to the line again where I say I know it must be a joke but I don't get it.
 
1:10 AM
@RegDwigнt So... h is afraid that f will g again?
 
1:45 AM
Idéfix!!
And a menhir!
Yay!
 
2:26 AM
Um . . . hey.
 
hey
 
 
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3:55 AM
Good morning folks
 
4:33 AM
I have a grammar question.
You can ping me
 
5:11 AM
Would you guys find the commas in the following statement too much or well required?

> But today, she walked slow, and, when she came, John saw that she was covered with bruises.
 
@LWTBP imo it's a bit too much :)
putting a comma before and after the word "and" sounds kind of awkward to me...maybe remove one of them?
 
@skullpatrol I agree skullpatrol. But what's the alternative. AFAIK I put it in the right places because they deman it. So what do I do?
 
remove the one after and.
But today, she walked slow, and when she came, John saw that she was covered with bruises.
imo
 
@skullpatrol Is it fine to not have a comma before the appositive when she came?
 
it sounds better to me :)
 
5:22 AM
LOL. Thanks. Is it better discussing these kind of questions in a forum? Or this chat is fine?
 
this chat is fine
 
@LWTBP I would probably put the commas exactly where you put them.
But there are different comma styles.
 
@LWTBP you can post it
 
You might want to reconsider slow and came, though.
Now it's sleepy time, bye!
 
later
 
5:23 AM
Sweet dreams @Cerberus and thanks too. :)
 
Bye!
poof
 
See you around @skullpatrol Thanks again. :)
 
@LWTBP like Cerberus said it is a matter of your style
 
Cool!
 
thanks for asking :)
 
5:26 AM
I am slightly OCD. So I will stick to my OG version, since I don't spare commas even for single word adverbial phrases. XD
And my company doesn't follow any styleguide
Not to say the commas in my chat lines are accurate. LOL.
 
to me, the word "and" is special wrt commas
 
sorry... I don't get you. What is wrt?
 
with respect to...but that's just the way I read
 
Hmmm. Cool. You logic is more visually appealing though. I agree.
I am doing editing for a children's book. So, I was wondering which route to take.
 
thanks :D
 
5:32 AM
Wouldn't want children getting confused to the right logic. But wouldn't want their parents complaining to my boss either. :P
 
personally, for children; I would show them only "conventional" usage...but that again, is only my humble opinion
 
OK @skullpatrol I will need to meditate on this. Everytime I reread the book I end up having new grammar questions. LOL.
 
@LWTBP how old are they?
 
Around 10 is what is expected
 
hmmm...interesting, enjoy your meditations :)
 
5:38 AM
LOL. Thanks. Back to work now. Bye.
 
later :)
10 years old is a pivotal age
imo
 

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