Originally Posted by Splicer010
Other than your...well documented...disgust...of my writing...style...do you have any...thing constructive to add...to this...thread???(NOTE...NO SPACES after the final period...ALL periods are 3 periods long and not a random number...
Dear readers, we may have grossly underestimated the meaning of Splicer's beloved "periods", mistaking them for grammatical sloppiness. Help from Wikipedia:
"Ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the Greek: ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, "omission") is a term in printing and writing that refers to a mark or series of marks that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase
from the original text...an unfinished thought or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence (
aposiopesis)...The most common form of an ellipsis is a row of three periods...The use of ellipses can either mislead or clarify, and the reader must rely on the good intentions of the writer who uses them...In writing the speech of a character in fiction or nonfiction, the ellipsis is sometimes used to represent an intentional silence of a character, usually invoked to emphasize a character's irritation, appall, shock or disgust
Is it that some of Splicer's most germaine thoughts, which might have revealed his thoughtful, open-minded & respectful facets (and perhaps even given some additional context and meaning to his posts), have been omitted
by Splicer? Or are they as yet unfinished
thoughts,to be completed at some later date in all their (currently hidden) glory? They are surely not an indicator of his appall and disgust with us?
Dare we hope they indicate a trailing off... into silence?