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SIENA is the correct spelling of the place in Tuscany

Old May 6th, 2004, 08:52 AM
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I made at least one typo. I meant "substitute for" not just "substitute."
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Old May 6th, 2004, 08:59 AM
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Okay, I found my second mistake. "His" can be either adjective or pronoun, not noun or pronoun. I'm awfully careless this morning. I should have proofread. Sorry.
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Old May 6th, 2004, 09:07 AM
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Capo & Marilyn: I too think "wonderlust" is a wonderfully descriptive word, as it conjures up all kinds of wonderful things--just the lust alone!

I'm going to jump in (probably shouldn't) and complain about proper use of apostrophes to indicate possession. 's one person or thing; s' plural possessive. Also I was taught that in names like Jones, just the apostrophe after the s, i.e. Jones', was proper. Would also be the case in names ending in z, Diaz'. However, somewhere along the line the "powers that be" seem to have changed this without consulting me and I now see the ridiculous looking Jones's and Diaz's.

Whatever???
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Old May 6th, 2004, 09:14 AM
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Wow, a thread devoted to the grammar and spelling police. Isn't that special?
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Old May 6th, 2004, 09:24 AM
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Sorry to offend you, wojazz. Actually, I normally make it a point not to correct people's online grammar and spelling. When I'm just buzzing off a posting, as opposed to editing a formal text, I make enough mistakes of my own.

But when other people who do feel the need to do so misstate grammatical rules, I sometimes speak up. I will try harder to keep my mouth shut in the future.
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Old May 6th, 2004, 10:15 AM
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Should have known better than to try to teach grammar when my last English class ended almost 40 years ago.
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Old May 6th, 2004, 10:24 AM
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Let's search forum for typos and post it and count it ... and have so much PHUN !
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Old May 6th, 2004, 10:34 AM
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Giovanna, there's an entire chapter devoted to your particular punctuation peeve in the new bestselling book Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

cmt, what a deprived childhood! I'm sorry to hear you never had the pleasure of opening a box of Crayola 64s. Ah, the smell of periwinkle, yellow orange, orange yellow, violet, ochre, silver, bronze, peach, "flesh," and the burnts--umber and sienna (but never burnt flesh).
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Old May 6th, 2004, 11:31 AM
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Marilyn & Giovanna, we could expand on that word a bit and arrive at a term which describes the radiant glow on one's face when one is marveling at some amazing ancient building (or, in my case, an Italian woman as well. , and that would be...

wonderlustre
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Old May 6th, 2004, 11:34 AM
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I wasn't offended at all, it just makes me chuckle. I regularly mistype words like their and there and to and too, not because I don't know the difference but because that's what comes off my fingers. My fingers seem to not be connected to my brain on a regular basis. Some of my mistakes make me laugh.

Actually, your inputs actually seem to be policing the police which I kind of appreciate. It all doesn't matter to me.


The true grammar police are like isabel who must have enough time to proofread all of her posts and all of the others. Seriously, it's about the information or the requests for it that this board is about.

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Old May 6th, 2004, 01:17 PM
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Elle: I didn't NEED a box of 64. all those little bits of old crayons added up to a lot of colors. There were all kinds of various brands, and they had different properties. The waxy ones with not enough pigment were translucent, so they wre interesting to use for sky or water. I didn't use a color called "flesh" but mixed very light touches of different colors. Maybe I taught myself more because I didn't focus on having a new collection of colors but on producing what I wanted using all this variety. It was the one area of life where I had a little freedom. I did sometimes get new ones to add to the collection, but they all ended up in the big tin with the old ones.
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