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  1. Subscriberdivegeester
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    09 Jun '16 19:271 edit
    Put your thread titles in inverted commas when none of them are quotes?
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    09 Jun '16 19:56
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Put your thread titles in inverted commas when none of them are quotes?
    Because the thread quotes a previous thread which had been archived:
    "Great 21st Century Novel" Thread 88603 (86 Pages) "04 Mar '08 00:16"
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    09 Jun '16 20:031 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Put your thread titles in inverted commas when none of them are quotes?
    "Quotes" aren't the only thing you can put in quotation marks.



    Rule 6. Quotation marks are used for components, such as chapter titles in a book, individual episodes of a TV series, songs from a Broadway show or a music album, titles of articles or essays in print or online, and shorter works such as short stories and poems.

    It is customary in American publishing to put the title of an entire composition in italics. Put the title of a short work—one that is or could be part of a larger undertaking—in quotation marks.

    A "composition" is a creative, journalistic, or scholarly enterprise that is whole, complex, a thing unto itself. This includes books, movies, plays, TV shows, newspapers, magazines, websites, music albums, operas, musical theater, paintings, sculptures, and other works of art.

    Example: Richard Burton performed the song "Camelot" in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot.

    Although the word is the same, "Camelot" the song takes quotation marks because it's part of a larger work—namely, a full-length show called Camelot.


    From http://www.grammarbook.com
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 Jun '16 20:11
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Put your thread titles in inverted commas when none of them are quotes?
    And what's this "inverted commas" baloney? They have nothing to do with commas.
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    09 Jun '16 20:17
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    And what's this "inverted commas" baloney? They have nothing to do with commas.
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/inverted-commas
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    09 Jun '16 20:18
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Because the thread quotes a previous thread which had been archived:
    "Great 21st Century Novel" Thread 88603 (86 Pages) "04 Mar '08 00:16"
    You're quoting yourself?
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    09 Jun '16 20:20
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    "Quotes" aren't the only thing you can put in quotation marks.



    Rule 6. Quotation marks are used for components, such as chapter titles in a book, individual episodes of a TV series, songs from a Broadway show or a music album, titles of articles or essays in print or online, and shorter works such as short stories and poems.

    It is customary ...[text shortened]... arger work—namely, a full-length show called Camelot.


    From http://www.grammarbook.com
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    09 Jun '16 21:39
    Originally posted by divegeester
    You're quoting yourself?
    "You're quoting yourself?"

    - No one in particular
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    09 Jun '16 22:21
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Because the thread quotes a previous thread which had been archived:
    "Great 21st Century Novel" Thread 88603 (86 Pages) "04 Mar '08 00:16"
    Why did you evict Christ from your poem?
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    09 Jun '16 22:49
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Put your thread titles in inverted commas when none of them are quotes?
    Why?
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    09 Jun '16 23:28
    Originally posted by divegeester
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/inverted-commas
    Oh, so it's a bizarro Brit thing. That figures.
  12. Subscriberdivegeester
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    10 Jun '16 11:28
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Oh, so it's a bizarro Brit thing. That figures.
    The English language is a "Bizarro Brit thing" which you lot bastardise at every opportunity.
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