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GUEST,Tam BS: OBIT: Farewell to a GUEST (55* d) RE: BS: OBIT: Farewell to a GUEST 16 Jul 02


Just a comment on Nigel's parsing of GUEST's post. "to" instead of "too" could be simply construed as a typo. Nigel resolves "Never been to keen on bad punctuation and grammar" into "(I've) never been too keen on bad punctuation; and (I've) never been too keen on grammar." The English language allows for "I've" to be understood, the semi-colon is unnecessary after the "and" conjunction and the figure-of-speech zeugma (or syllepsis) allows the qualifier "bad" to relate to all objective nouns. It's a funny old language, ain't it!




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