About Me

!nversed Poignancy!

...I am an eclectic amalgamation of many seemingly paradoxical things. This can be exemplified in both my seemingly endless persistance on many topics and arguments, as well as my careful cautiousness on other topics and arguments. This is largely due to how astute I am of the topic: more knowledge, more persistant; less knowledge, obviously more cautious. I also have times of obsessive compulsions regarding certain things (mostly just my thoughts, however)...

Life and Death

!nversed Poignancy!

Life

An assembly

Possibly impossible

Perfectly interchangeable..

Death

That lives most upright

Beyond the unspoken

Neither a squiggle nor a quibble..

She and Me

!nversed Poignancy!

She

A daffodil

Tyrannizer of me

Breaking the colors of dusk!..

Me

The rising sun

Infringed with violations

The impurity in the salt..

Love and Poetry!

!nversed Poignancy!

Love

A puerile desire

Buried in the heart

Never leaves..

Poetry

Sentimentally melodramatic

Cursively recursive

My thoughts idiotic!

Dot dot dot ... what's an Ellipsis?

Scribbled by Bharath C On May 06, 2006

When and how to use those three dots "..."

These 3 little dots are called "ellipsis". Now these little dots elicited quite a few comments from around the world, as they are almost always used incorrectly. You will see them in magazines, books, on websites, in newsletters, just used randomly.

In defence of our school systems around the world, I must say it's possible that a lot of us were never taught about ellipsis - yes, we were drilled to learn spelling, grammar, punctuation, parts of speech ... but ellipsis? I certainly don't remember ... although ... perhaps it was when I was off school having my appendix removed? :-) Well, that's my excuse!

Helen of UK, Bob of USA, Lee of USA all wrote in to clear this up for us.

When you want to use *...* in emails and letters, there is a rule to follow.

word space dotdotdot space word

An example is, "The door opened slowly ... then she heard the scream!"

When to use 4 dots instead of 3 ....

When the ellipsis is used at the end of a sentence, put four dots, for example:

* "He always wanted to have the last word .... His employees didn't like him at all."

Such a simple thing, but many people forget to put the space on either side of the three dots (fullstops/periods).

As with all things grammatical, different English speaking countries can have different rules [as well as different spelling and pronunciation!], so bear this in mind as you learn on the internet.

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