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English Rules of Thub (sic)

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jbouder
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Thought some of you might enjoy these:


English Rules of Thub (sic)


1. Don't use no double negatives.
2. Make each pronoun agree with their antecedents.
3. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
4. About them sentence fragments.
5. When dangling, watch your participles.
6. Verbs has got to agree with their subjects.
7. Just between you and i, case is important.
8. Don't write run-on sentences when they are hard to read.
9. Don't use commas, which aren't necessary.
10. Try to not ever split infinitives.
11. It is important to use your apostrophe's correctly.
12. Proofread your writing to see if you any words out.
13. Correct speling is essential.
14. A preposition is something you never end a sentence up with.
15. While a transcendant vocabulary is laudable, one must be eternally careful so that the calculated objective of communication does not become ensconsed in obscurity.
16. Eschew obfuscation.
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heh

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...Thubs Up...
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These are fumblerules originally written by either George L. Trigg or William Safire depending on whom you believe, in any case the copyright to them is fiercely contested whenever and wherever they appear .
http://alt-usage-english.org/excerpts/fxfumble.html
http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/protein/pert/safire.rules.html
http://www.amherst.edu/~writing/tips.html

Interestingly they have produced some debate as to whether a list such as this can be covered by copyright, the general consensus seems to be in the affirmative.
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4 posted 02-11-2003 03:19 PM       View Profile for jbouder   Email jbouder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jbouder

C/E:

I stumbled across it here:

http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~geoffo/humour/english/english.html

As to the copyright question, I see no reason why a list like this couldn't be covered by a copyright.  Just about any creative work can be.

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I agree, the author, whoever he may turn out to be, deserves the recognition for the hard work and thought that went into any piece, including a humorous list.
jbouder
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Um ... okay.  Thanks for revealing who that author(s) might be.
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My pleasure, as a writer (however inept) I believe credit should be given where credit is due.
Nan
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Eddie... When are you gonna start "liking" your work???... Geesh - You're no coof, after all...
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I needed that laugh! Thanks.

That's what we, as heroes, do. We live as if the world were like it should be, to show the world what it could be.

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