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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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According to your wikipedia link: () Parentheses.

Do Indians use an alternate term to refer to a parenthetical remarks? What about Brits?


I think brits call them parenthetical remarks.

I think I use the american, but may say round brackets. {} are definitely braces. But I basically just assume that everyone has their own pet word.
The curious part would be if a group used brackets when referring to parentheses, and then used "parenthetical remarks" when referring to their practical usage :).

I think I generally use brackets to refer to [], but then people frequently ask which ones are being referred to -- [] or {} -- so "square" and "curly" are needed as modifiers. I've never experienced anyone in the US not understanding the meaning of parenthesis. It's a shame the others don't have more unique names to remove ambiguity.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
it's better to use commas than parentheses IMHO. if you have too many commas, you should restructure or you various other punctuation (colon, semi-colon, period etc).
You're probably correct, but parenthesis seem to alter the flow, which depending on what is being written, that can help a LOT. Yes, rewording might be better, but it would also change the feel of what was written. I've noticed most authors seem to use pairs of the long dash separator "---" (appears as a single line in books). It seems to work well for flow, impact, etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Breaking Bad Reply with quote

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Season four opens this Sunday. No better show on television, in my opinion.


I would have to watch it in order to devise an opinion.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Breaking Bad Reply with quote

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I would have to watch it in order to devise an opinion.

What are you waiting for? Go watch it.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breaking Bad, season 5 alternate ending
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best show ever made. Period.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Breaking Bad, season 5 alternate ending

linkee no workee
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Breaking Bad, season 5 alternate ending

linkee no workee


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