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comment Unpunctuation: bug or feature?
@LaurenIpsum, couldn't agree more with your last sentence.
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comment Unpunctuation: bug or feature?
@Robusto, I'll take your word for it. But, let me add that if the "correction" is made null and void by a certain expertise in russain grammar, then the example was pretty flawed to begin with.
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comment Unpunctuation: bug or feature?
I would write the message as either pardon is impossible. send this man to siberia, or I'd use pardon this man. it's impossible to think of sending him to siberia. Either way, the wording is clear. In your example, it isn't. Just look at the word structure: are you sending pardon to siberia in the first example, or impossible in the second? No, of course not. His thesis, or conceit, is that if the sentence structure is strong, all the extra do-dads aren't necessary. It seems you've made his point and mine without meaning to. ;^)
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