Genevieve (sassafratz) wrote in sticklers_unite,
Genevieve
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Namaste and Topic #2

I realize I've been away for quite a long time. I apologize for not being the moderator I should be.

I would now like to propose Topic #2, which may jump-start this community discussion [again].

An ellipsis, according to Dictionary.com, is generally defined as an omission. I've noticed a great amount of ellipses running around on LiveJournal that seem instead to indicate a [pregnant] pause rather than an omission. [E.g., I'm not making this up, I swear ... ROFLing ...]*

Topic #2: Discuss the phenomenon of LiveJournal in relation to manipulating punctuation marks, specifically the ellipsis. Give examples where you can, but please leave direct quotes anonymous.

* This is an actual quote from a comment found in a random LJ community. I swear I didn't make that up.
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