TPU ChatChat on IRC
Internet Relay Chat?
Java Applet client
Who's on IRC?
Quick Grammar Question
Posted by Mycroft [send private reply] at June 21, 2002, 10:42:34 AM OK, so after months of using this site I just noticed this. This is a standard ending to a post topic.:
"4 messages; last by Psion at June 21, 2002, 06:03:17 AM"
Shouldn't it be:
"4 messages; last by Psion on June 21, 2002, at 06:03:17 AM"
The first one doesn't sound right. But this is small and you don't really have to take the time to change it.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at June 21, 2002, 12:09:28 PM The date and time are the toString version of a timestamp object. Looking at the code, it makes sense to use "at" before a timestamp, but the way it is translated is somewhat dodgy. *shrug*
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 09:16:14 PM A note here for people not familiar with java, in relation to Psion's reply: almost all classes have toString methods that return a string representation of the information held within the class.
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at June 26, 2002, 01:26:58 AM I think someone's being sarcastic at me.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 28, 2002, 01:23:54 AM Should it not be: "I think someone's being sarcastic ON me."? :-)
Posted by mrnorman [send private reply] at July 01, 2002, 01:11:31 PM Since when did grammar matter in a message board anyway?
Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 08:47:07 AM Since Mycroft got a brainwave ;)
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 11:29:43 AM "Should it not be: "I think someone's being sarcastic ON me."? :-)"
Ummm... NO. It's "I think someone is being sarcastic" The rest is not necessary.
Posted by mrnorman [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 01:46:35 PM Your quotation marks for @gian's quote are wrong. The inner set should be 'single quotes' to show that you are quoting a past quotation. A period also belongs before the ending quotation mark of your bottom scentence. Also, the last prepositional phrase could be considered necessary for showing to whom the sarcasm is directed. The preposition, however, would be "to." But all this is way too much analysis on a sarcastic statement anyway :-).
Posted by gian [send private reply] at July 02, 2002, 04:51:59 PM Anyway, Codered, In case that humor was somewhat above you, it was a joke (compare my post and Mycroft's post).
Mrnorman: The '@' simply denotes administrator status, and need not be typed :-)
Register as a new user