Wundergrammar: Extreme Ellipses
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I've met plenty of semicolon and em dash fans, but I've never seen anyone so enamored of the ellipsis
. Here's how this shopper punctuates quotes:
Juliette passed me, made eye contact, smiled and said..."hi...how are you today...is there something I can help you with?"
Lisa said "thanks for stopping by...good luck to you today...have a nice day".
Patti made eye contact, and said, "Hi...what can I do for you today"
Kathleen approached me, smiled, made eye contact and said "hi...how are you today?...can I get you a beverage?"
As I was leaving, Bruce said..."thanks...have a good day...let me know if you need anything else".
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