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DEEPNHOCK
06-30-2009, 09:08 AM
I hate it when the carpet,seat cover, and car cover people use a picture of the car as their lead in to the widget they are selling.

Scanning 2000+ ad's at 200 per page makes the lil' pic nice....
But I keep hanging up on nice car pic's that describe seat covers, etc..
I'd avoid buying from them just because of this 'tactic':(
(There... I feel better now;))
Jeff[8D]

candbstudebakers
06-30-2009, 10:19 AM
If their product is good and our people can use them and be happy about it who cares, I just wish they didn't come in the average parts area along with some other things that you or I might be looking for we can go to their site if needed....Bob

Bob Peterson / C & B Studebakers

Castro Valley, CA

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bams50
06-30-2009, 01:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK


Scanning 2000+ ad's
nice car pic's
Stude's


Jeff, plural words don't take apostrophes (as in apostrophe's):D



Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2009, 02:10 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50


quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK


Scanning 2000+ ad's
nice car pic's
Stude's


Jeff, plural words don't take apostrophes (as in apostrophe's):D





"An apostrophe is commonly used to indicate omitted characters:

* It is used in contractions, such as can't from cannot, it's from it is or it has, and I'll from I will or I shall.
* It is used in abbreviations, as gov't for government"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe


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Dick Steinkamp
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bams50
06-30-2009, 02:34 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp

[
"An apostrophe is commonly used to indicate omitted characters:

* It is used in contractions, such as can't from cannot, it's from it is or it has, and I'll from I will or I shall.
* It is used in abbreviations, as gov't for government"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe


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I don't buy it. Mrs. Bell taught me apostrophes show possession back in third grade. Can't be any other use's[:o)]:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys)
Parish, central NY 13131
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BobGlasscock
06-30-2009, 02:44 PM
This is hard, Bob, because you're a Bob and I'm a Bob. We should all be Bobs. Apostrophe before the s indicates contraction of letters or words, after the s indicates it is possessive.

Lots of Bobs. Bob'll, Bob will. Bobs' car. It's mine, leave it alone.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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monomaniac
06-30-2009, 02:47 PM
Apostrophes are almost always used for possessives EXCEPT in the
case of its (the most common error).
Dick, if you use those examples in something you send in to TW,
the apostrophes will be removed.

JDP
06-30-2009, 02:49 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

I hate it when the carpet,seat cover, and car cover people use a picture of the car as their lead in to the widget they are selling.

Scanning 2000+ ad's at 200 per page makes the lil' pic nice....
But I keep hanging up on nice car pic's that describe seat covers, etc..
I'd avoid buying from them just because of this 'tactic':(
(There... I feel better now;))
Jeff[8D]


Like the competitor of mine using my old Avanti's piture ?:)

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DEEPNHOCK
06-30-2009, 02:56 PM
Hey! I was in a rage;).....
When you are in a rage, you don't stop to diagram a sentence[}:)][:0]
Next I suppose you'll hit me up with the proper placement of apostrophes in contractions, singular possessive and plural possessive[|)]...
Dang... Now I have a new rage, and it's only 4 o'clock.[:p]
(Well! What is the proper definition of the apostrophe in o'clock?)[?]
(You can be the spellchecker here by unanimous consent[8)])
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by bams50
Jeff, plural words don't take apostrophes (as in apostrophe's):D

allstateguy
06-30-2009, 03:00 PM
o'clock = of the clock

or at least that's what I was told in 5th grade . . .

JohnP, driving & reviving
an early Lark
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BobGlasscock
06-30-2009, 03:01 PM
It is Irish for son of clock. Notice I had no need of weeping dots in my post. I am now more scared than Jeff is.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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jclary
06-30-2009, 03:04 PM
:)FREE APOSTROPHES! ... TAKE ONE! '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
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''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''':)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

BobPalma
06-30-2009, 03:13 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Apostrophes are almost always used for possessives EXCEPT in the
case of its (the most common error).
Dick, if you use those examples in something you send in to TW,
the apostrophes will be removed.


:) THANK YOU, Art. 'Saved me a lot of typing. (The misuse of apostrophes to denote the plural of anything is a pet peeve of mine.)

Why isn't there anyone to police Wikipedia? :DBP

allstateguy
06-30-2009, 03:13 PM
ellipsis . . .

JohnP, driving & reviving
an early Lark
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DEEPNHOCK
06-30-2009, 05:00 PM
As the resident stirrer of stuff.......
My work here is done:D

(Strange things happen when it is 100 degree's out)
Dang it...there's an apostrophe...
Arghhh!...and another one...
I am loosing it....
Oh! Wrong Jeff....Wrong[:0]..
Aaieeeeeeeee..... plonk.

(note: No Studebakers were harmed in this thread)

HookedonStudies
06-30-2009, 05:28 PM
Next thing you know someone is going to clamp down on the misuse of then and than,
do and due; to, two and too; or there and their. I'm sure I haven't thought of all of them, but I did work in a couple of non-possessive apostrophes.



Pat Casey
55 Commander
58 Transtar
62 GT Hawk
66 Cruiser
SDC Member since 1988

Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2009, 06:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK


(note: No Studebakers were harmed in this thread)



But...I think there is a hanging participle in there some place :D

(and somebody will find it [^])

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg

Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2009, 06:37 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock
Apostrophe before the s indicates contraction of letters or words, after the s indicates it is possessive.




Back to school for you.

Bobs' is plural possessive. Bob's is singular possessive.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2009, 06:39 PM
quote:Originally posted by monomaniac

Apostrophes are almost always used for possessives EXCEPT in the
case of its (the most common error).



Sooo...using an apostrophe for missing letters would be incorrect?





Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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oltrknut
06-30-2009, 06:45 PM
82 degrees, a slight breeze blowing , gosh its sure nice out today, enjoy

Lark Parker
06-30-2009, 07:33 PM
What do you do when the apostrophe owns something?

Example: Those are apostrophe's vowels and they shouldn't be taken away.
A vowel movement like that would cause it to read "pstrph".



http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n4/larkparker/Miscellaneous/caryreduced.jpg Lark Parker

Just an innocent possum strolling down life's highway.

rockne10
06-30-2009, 07:36 PM
Using apostrophes in contractions would be correct but, I was also taught that in formal writing it is not proper to use contractions.
I cannot understand why it would not be appropriate to type in the vernacular as we speak in the vernacular.
I also do not understand what's the fuss.[:o)]

DEEPNHOCK
06-30-2009, 07:45 PM
Formal writing on this forum?;)
Now, that is a hoot!
Jeff[8D]

(This was an apostrophe free post:)

Scott
06-30-2009, 08:42 PM
This is the best thread I've seen in a long time. Misused apostrophes are also my pet peeve. Has anyone else read the book "Eats, Shoots and Leaves"?

BobGlasscock
06-30-2009, 10:00 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock
Apostrophe before the s indicates contraction of letters or words, after the s indicates it is possessive.




Back to school for you.

Bobs' is plural possessive. Bob's is singular possessive.



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg


Dang it, Dick, you got me!!! Can I blame my finger''''''s?

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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Dick Steinkamp
06-30-2009, 10:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by BobGlasscock


Can I blame my finger''''''s?





Sure. I use that one often myself :)



Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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showbizkid
06-30-2009, 10:07 PM
quote:Originally posted by Lark Parker

What do you do when the apostrophe owns something?

Example: Those are apostrophe's vowels and they shouldn't be taken away.
A vowel movement like that would cause it to read "pstrph".


:D:D:D[^]

I feel no shame in admitting that Dale's post nearly caused me to moisten my bloomers. [:0][:I]


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
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bob40
06-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Think I read somewhere that a vowel movement a day was a good thing

BobGlasscock
06-30-2009, 10:17 PM
vowel movements aggravate Vanna.

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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barnlark
07-01-2009, 07:52 AM
Originally posted by Studedude

My tongue's bleeding.

Now, that shows mature restraint, Dave the other. We're all very proud. :D
Now, if free apostrophes could just be spelled correctly. ;)

jclary
07-01-2009, 08:08 AM
quote:Originally posted by barnlark

Originally posted by Studedude

My tongue's bleeding.

Now, that shows mature restraint, Dave the other. We're all very proud. :D
Now, if free apostrophes could just be spelled correctly. ;)


What more can you 'spect from free spell checker software?:(

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

studeski
07-01-2009, 08:18 AM
quote:Originally posted by allstateguy

o'clock = of the clock

or at least that's what I was told in 5th grade . . .

JohnP, driving & reviving
an early Lark
http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q246/allstateguy/100_0683-1.jpg


Oh..........I thought it was Irish:):D[:o)]

How do you spell anal???????????[^]

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
http://www.studeski.com
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
63 GT Hawk R2
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allstateguy
07-01-2009, 08:38 AM
You might be thinking of Paddy O'Chair.

You might not.

JohnP, driving & reviving
an early Lark
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DEEPNHOCK
07-01-2009, 08:39 AM
I spell it C A S O [}:)]
(Trying hard not to apostrophise;)..)
Jeff (Charter Member)[8D]


quote:Originally posted by studeski
<snip>
How do you spell anal???????????[^]
<snip>

Lark Parker
07-01-2009, 09:19 AM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK

I spell it C A S O [}:)]
(Trying hard not to apostrophise;)..)
Jeff (Charter Member)[8D]

Apostrophizing is on of the 8 deadly sins.
Of what value is a man's possessions if he loses his soul?
On the other hand, if he doesn't like fish, the loss of his sole
may be of no consequence.

LP

Dick Steinkamp
07-01-2009, 09:33 AM
quote:Originally posted by Studedude


Just wonderin'. ;)



Is wonderin' possessive in that statement?

;) [:o)]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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DEEPNHOCK
07-01-2009, 10:14 AM
Now my head' really hurts[B)]
(I can put that apostrophe there because my head is possessed, right?;))
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Studedude
No, 'cause there was no "s" following the '.
Wonderins' would be plural, but not possessive.
When one becomes consumed (possessed) by one's wonderins', (plural) then the term, "Wonderin's," becomes possessive.
Plural possessiveness would be "Wonderin's'.
See how it works? [8]




quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
Is wonderin' possessive in that statement?

barnlark
07-01-2009, 02:57 PM
My ribs hurt. This is too funny. :D:D:D

DEEPNHOCK
07-01-2009, 03:41 PM
Uhhh...OK...
Here is my no apostrophe guess (to correct my tortured prose):

(note: No %@*#! Studebakers were harmed in this thread)

That any better?;)
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp
But...I think there is a hanging participle in there some place :D
(and somebody will find it [^])



quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK
(note: No Studebakers were harmed in this thread)

studebaker-R2-4-me
07-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Thanks Guys this is the best thread I've read in weeks! Too funny speaking from experience.

Allen



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1964 R2 GT Hawk
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1963 Daytona Convertible
Oakville, Ontario.
Hamilton Chapter
See you in Cedar Rapids Summer 2009

Dick Steinkamp
07-01-2009, 07:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK


(note: No %@*#! Studebakers were harmed in this thread)

That any better?;)



MUCH better! [^]

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

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rockne10
07-01-2009, 07:43 PM
This thread strayed way off topic after the second post. Maybe Jeff should change his topic title.:D

Sorry 'bout that.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g233/rockne10/Rockne/th_Rocknegauges.jpg'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight

BShaw
07-01-2009, 08:16 PM
<h2>There was a good member of SDC
who insisted on punctuation done perfectly
Always criticizing his wife; one day she grabbed a knife
And cut off his apostrophe.</h2>

BShaw, Webmaster

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Woodbury, Minnesota

jclary
07-01-2009, 08:26 PM
This thread took an unexpected right turn. It reminds me of when my best buddy and I were teenagers. His dad told us that if we would cut the pine trees out of one of his fields, he would sell the wood for pulp, buy us some fence and make a bigger pasture for our horses. We went to his dad's store to pick up our saws on a Monday morning. However, instead of chain saws, he gave us a couple of bow saws.:( Those of you who live here in the south know how hot a grove of pines can get in June! Well...we cut until we came to the big, cool creek...took a right turn...and spent the rest of the summer in the creek. It was a great summer with lots of good memories. Sometimes those unexpected right turns are the most fun!:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975

Scott
07-01-2009, 08:29 PM
Bob, that's one apostrophe guys really care about and they have a very good sense of exactly where it goes.

rockne10
07-01-2009, 08:32 PM
The crux of the biscuit.

rockne10
07-01-2009, 09:30 PM
quote:Then why do so many guys get in trouble for misplacement?No conscience.[:I]

okc63avanti
07-02-2009, 10:50 PM
I married an English major and after 30 years she is still eager to tell me where to place my apostrophe!!!

<div align="left">John</div id="left">

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Ian Mackellar
07-04-2009, 06:10 PM
I find it humorous to see colonists like us Aussies and you Yanks who have done so much to destroy the English language arguing over punctuation when 95% of our populations can't even speak the Queens English ......well done you blokes....had a good giggle

1958 Golden Hawk
1962 GT Hawk
1963 Avanti R2
1963 Avanti Salt Racer
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Dick Clemens
07-04-2009, 08:57 PM
Ian you'll pay for that Cedar Rapids.

studedick from the lower Ozarks

BobGlasscock
07-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Notice Dick's proper use of the apostrophe. Not so much his capitalization in his signature line. :)

'50 Champion, 1 family owner
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rodnutrandy
07-05-2009, 08:32 PM
Next we will hear a boot is trunk and a glove box is a glove compartment. been their,done that!

Randy Wilkin
1946 M5 Streetrod
Hillsboro,Ohio 45133
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MotorHead
07-05-2009, 10:44 PM
quote:Originally posted by Dick Steinkamp


quote:Originally posted by DEEPNHOCK


(note: No Studebakers were harmed in this thread)



But...I think there is a hanging participle in there some place :D

(and somebody will find it [^])

Dick Steinkamp
Bellingham, WA

http://i706.photobucket.com/albums/ww63/dstnkmp/pics075-1-1.jpg



Shouldn't participles be "dangling" instead of "hanging"??

Or, maybe that should be "shouldn't participles NOT be dangling instead of them not being hanging" ???? or whatever!

jclary
07-05-2009, 10:50 PM
I have some hanging Studebaker "Parts" in my shed, but no participles.:):):)

John Clary
Greer, SC
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Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
SDC member since 1975