• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 4/26/09

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    1. pettitte46
      April 26th, 2009 | 7:41 pm

      Steve, I have been reading your blog since the summer of 2007.
      I don’t mean to offend you but sometimes I find when you italicize words like the latter ones in “on that same day” or “the yankees need that, and then some” it is just incredibly irritating.
      Seriously, why do you feel the need to do that?

    2. April 26th, 2009 | 10:30 pm

      For emphasis. Isn’t that obvious? ;-)

    3. thenewguy
      April 26th, 2009 | 10:35 pm

      I also think Steve generally tries to get as many commas into every sentence as is humanly possible. ;-)

    4. April 26th, 2009 | 10:47 pm

      Hey, the italics, commas, ellipses, etc….

      It’s my blogging style. I’m “writing” not with the intent to win any grammar awards here. More so, I use the commas for a “pause” and the ellipses for a longer pause, and the italics to emphasize…so that my “blogging” (note: not “writing”) is more like me talking to you…because, that’s how I talk…with pauses and emphasizing, etc.

      No different than the way a sportscaster reports the news…

    5. thenewguy
      April 27th, 2009 | 1:22 am

      Hey, the italics, commas, ellipses, etc….
      —————–

      I’ve got no problem with it. I think it’s quite to most who read this that some/many of your posts are simply random thoughts in your head (well thought out, to be sure, but still thoughts that have been bouncing around your head.) As such, many commas, italics, etc. make sense and makes it seem as your are just spouting what’s on your mind.

    6. butchie22
      April 27th, 2009 | 9:05 am

      pettitte46 wrote:

      Steve, I have been reading your blog since the summer of 2007.
      I don’t mean to offend you but sometimes I find when you italicize words like the latter ones in “on that same day” or “the yankees need that, and then some” it is just incredibly irritating.
      Seriously, why do you feel the need to do that?

      Unh? Change the channel so to speak. I have no problem with Steve’s use of grammar or his use of language. Are you a bloody Englsih teacher, mate? Chill out, putting quotation marks around certain words/terms for emphasis doesn’t signal the end of the world!

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