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11 hours ago, woolley said:

Yes. It even extends sometimes to "...... and myself will be happy to assist." I wondered what it was in aid of. So they think they sound polite? Sounds thick to me. 

Absolutely. I avoid that like the plague. I always write ‘Fuck off you time wasting prick and don’t bother me again’.

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Don't be so tough on yourself.

A sign of the times, I'm afraid. I myself react in horror when I see "ie" or "eg" used without the periods, as is apparently the modern fashion; but I'd still be typing "id est" out in full if it was

As long as it can be understood, who cares?

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21 hours ago, Thie Veg said:

Full stops, surely?

You're probably correct because period and full stop are generally interchangeable. Period is more common in America. However, the use of "full stop" more strongly implies the end of a sentence, and the ones in e.g. and i.e. are different. Again, Skitt's Law. :(

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4 hours ago, Sheldon said:

You're probably correct because period and full stop are generally interchangeable. Period is more common in America. However, the use of "full stop" more strongly implies the end of a sentence, and the ones in e.g. and i.e. are different. Again, Skitt's Law. :(

That's a very good point

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5 hours ago, Sheldon said:

You're probably correct because period and full stop are generally interchangeable. Period is more common in America. However, the use of "full stop" more strongly implies the end of a sentence, and the ones in e.g. and i.e. are different. Again, Skitt's Law. :(

Generally interchangeable?  They are the same but one is a term used more in American and the other in Britain; they aren't different terms for the '.' depending on its use.

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5 hours ago, La_Dolce_Vita said:

Generally interchangeable?  They are the same but one is a term used more in American and the other in Britain; they aren't different terms for the '.' depending on its use.

Fuck me, and I thought that I was pedantic! I think I'm beginning to understand now why the use of "re" in Hansard bothered you so much.

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I'm not leaving a typo in there with LDV on the warpath!
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