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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    31 Oct '08 03:31
    What's wrong with the first paragraph?

    np
  2. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    31 Oct '08 05:45 / 1 edit
    "dealing" should be plural, dealings?

    Starting a sentence with "And?" Although, if you are O'Henry, you pretty much get to define the language as you go.

    A little punctuation would be in order today: "Pennies saved, one and two at a time, by bulldozing etc.

    C+ writing, that, if that's all there was to it. Bad English usage is brilliant writing in the right context. For instance, Willie Sutton's "We was robbed!"
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    31 Oct '08 12:06 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by neonpeon41
    What's wrong with the first paragraph?

    np
    The US doesn't have a two cent coin, does it?
  4. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    31 Oct '08 18:54
    Originally posted by Palynka
    The US doesn't have a two cent coin, does it?
    No, the US does not.

    np
  5. Subscriber coquette
    Already mated
    31 Oct '08 20:18
    And where does it say that the story takes place in the US?
  6. 01 Nov '08 07:19
    Originally posted by coquette
    "dealing" should be plural, dealings?

    Starting a sentence with "And?" Although, if you are O'Henry, you pretty much get to define the language as you go.

    A little punctuation would be in order today: "Pennies saved, one and two at a time, by bulldozing etc.

    C+ writing, that, if that's all there was to it. Bad English usage is brilliant writing in the right context. For instance, Willie Sutton's "We was robbed!"
    Starting a sentence with "And" is perfectly okay. You just have to be careful to make sure it is a complete sentence.
  7. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    01 Nov '08 21:34
    Originally posted by coquette
    And where does it say that the story takes place in the US?
    Coney Island, dollars, penny = 1 cent...
  8. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    01 Nov '08 21:35
    Originally posted by coquette
    "dealing" should be plural, dealings?

    Starting a sentence with "And?" Although, if you are O'Henry, you pretty much get to define the language as you go.

    A little punctuation would be in order today: "Pennies saved, one and two at a time, by bulldozing etc.

    C+ writing, that, if that's all there was to it. Bad English usage is brilliant writing in the right context. For instance, Willie Sutton's "We was robbed!"
    Not what I am looking for.

    np
  9. 01 Nov '08 21:47
    60 cents in pennies, one dollar eighty seven. So you have One dollar twenty-seven to make out of non-pennies. You cannot get that 7.
  10. 01 Nov '08 22:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    60 cents in pennies, one dollar eighty seven. So you have One dollar twenty-seven to make out of non-pennies. You cannot get that 7.
    That looks about right.... I had to go read it again though.
  11. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    01 Nov '08 23:32
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    60 cents in pennies, one dollar eighty seven. So you have One dollar twenty-seven to make out of non-pennies. You cannot get that 7.
    Well done.

    np
  12. 02 Nov '08 05:38
    the story sucked, that's what's wrong with the first paragraph.

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  13. 02 Nov '08 18:07
    Originally posted by EmLasker
    the story sucked, that's what's wrong with the first paragraph.

    PHAILURE TO CAPTEUR ZEE REEDER'S ATTENSHUN!
    Maybe instead of the story sucking, the reader was sucking something while reading it.


    Put in pipe; smoke it.
  14. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    02 Nov '08 21:49
    Originally posted by doodinthemood
    60 cents in pennies, one dollar eighty seven. So you have One dollar twenty-seven to make out of non-pennies. You cannot get that 7.
    That's why I asked my question. But then I found this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-cent_piece_(United_States_coin)
  15. Standard member neonpeon41
    The Conductor
    03 Nov '08 00:40
    Originally posted by Palynka
    That's why I asked my question. But then I found this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-cent_piece_(United_States_coin)
    The US did not have this coin in circulation for 33 years when this story was written.

    np