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International Day of Ellipsis-es

A Holiday of Incomplete Things... or Uncertainty... or Something... ...Maybe?
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Ah, yes. Let us rejoice for it is The International Day of Ellipsis-es. We may celebrate for... you know... whatever.

Spend your day leaving people in suspense whilst in mid-thought...

Or just randomly trail off into silence...

Or by leaving out important details....

May everyone's activities be undetermined and abbreviated with no definite end in sight. May the question of uncertainty rule the day and that all thoughts be seemingly irrelevant. Just leave everything up in the air....

I don't really know what it is other than it is...

THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ELLIPSIS-ES...

...or is it?

(Note: In keeping with my "pedant" reputation [thanks DF], I know the plural of ellipsis is actually ellipses but it does not look nor sound as funny that way. Also, there are no four dot ellipses but an ellipsis may be followed by a period, thus giving it that appearance).


have it here That_27s_20A_20Real_20Grey_20Area
or have it somewhere that's not here [xenzag, Jul 22 2006]

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       So, this one is for me. [+] I think I can use as many *dots* as I want.....they are a decoration...a space maker...I don't always speak in full sentences...so...
xandram, Jul 22 2006
  

       Welcome to my grey area, or not as the case may be or could it be otherwise? Who knows or what's this when it's over there somewhere? Have a + or - or delete as appropriate or leave whenever......
xenzag, Jul 22 2006
  

       4/20.   

       Closest thing that I can think of, anyway.
Cuit_au_Four, Jul 22 2006
  

       ... Ellipsis or "erm"
.... Ellipsis followed by full stop: "erm" but decides has no more to say
..... Ellipsis preceded and followed by full stop: finished speaking, "Oh, actually, erm, well maybe not"
...... Two ellipses, "errrrrrrrrrm"
....... Decimal ellipsis or 1.1erm
wagster, Jul 22 2006
  

       Had a recent client...
egregious use of elipses...
in thier marketing copy...
...it annoyed.
  

       Does this mean they can *only* use on International Day of Ellipsis-es? If so...bun.
Zuzu, Jul 22 2006
  

       I thought this was going to be an idea about making ellipses elliptical, similar to the i-dot circles beloved by teenage girls...
egbert, Jul 22 2006
  

       A staggering 98% of ellipses are misused...
Texticle, Jul 22 2006
  

       Help Stop Cruelty to Ellipses!
wagster, Jul 24 2006
  

       And now selling: the official International Day of Elipses t-shirt - polka-dot, of course...
imaginality, Jul 24 2006
  

       Antici...pation! Anno...tation!   

       +
csea, Jul 24 2006
  

       ... now ... let's have a think here ... I'm not sure that dot-dot-dot-dot is ever acceptable as surely the last dot in the ellipsis represents the end of the sentence?   

       ... after all ... one doesn't end a sentence like this !.
jonthegeologist, Jul 24 2006
  

       We have road signs that have a solitary exclamation mark on them, simply meaning 'hazard'. What about an ellipsis on a road sign meaning 'you'll find out soon enough'.   

       Essentially the two are interchangeable.
Texticle, Jul 24 2006
  

       ...are they?
methinksnot, Jul 24 2006
  

       All this reminds me of hollajam, Queen of the Ellipsis, and her many sisters. Oh, how I miss them...
egbert, Jul 25 2006
  

       .
:
High-rise ellipsis.
Jinbish, Jul 25 2006
  

       it .... if you magnify the last dot you will see that it is in fact a microdot image of the moon, complete with labelled craters. I've found a way of doing this.
xenzag, Jul 25 2006
  

       ...
5th Earth, Jul 25 2006
  

       Nowhere else have I seen such a large group of people have such... fun with the rules of grammer. + to you and all those that... enjoy those... things.
NotTheSharpestSpoon, Jul 25 2006
  

       // grammer // ... and the rules of spelling
jonthegeologist, Jul 25 2006
  

       <with a sheepish grin> Yeah, that too. <wasg>
NotTheSharpestSpoon, Jul 25 2006
  
      
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