Mission146
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:08:55 AM permalink
Since I still maintain either way is correct, I will be happy to cease use of the comma before quotations containing only one word. If I happen to find that the comma must be there, however, then I shall have no choice but to go back to using it.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
chickenman
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:08:55 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Please correct me if I am mistaken, but I believe either way is grammatically correct.

That's my understanding. Sort of like the en dash and em dash where the suggestion is to use consistently in your writing, hence my comment about the editor's preference.
djatc
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:12:50 AM permalink
I'm defiantly saying all bac systems begin with the phrase, "eeiny meeny mony more catch a tiger by the toe...."
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chickenman
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:19:34 AM permalink
Quote: kubikulann

...English is not my first language.


That was clear from other posts you've made where you mentioned it. But permit me to say you do very well, as well as many for whom English is the mother tongue. BTW, much of what you observe causes untold headaches for native English speakers, it is a very illogical language, grammatical rules seem arbitrary and capricious and the pitfalls abound. Paco has a good thread at DT where he explains why "receipt" still has the "p" while many words of the same origin do not.
SOOPOO
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:32:53 AM permalink
This thread is 'guess soxfans system'. The last 3 PAGES of posts are discussing where a comma goes, or something like that! Included prominently in the posting are longstanding members and green administrators! This is just more proof that why we may come here INITIALLY is for gambling related stuff, we are all too diverse to just focus on the purely gaming related material. I would suggest to Mission, if he really wants to make DT a viable alternative, to split the thread and get the grammar part over to DT! I hope I used exclamation points properly.....
chickenman
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:34:05 AM permalink
Yes, but about those single quote marks, " ' ", ... ;-)
gpac1377
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:48:45 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

This thread is 'guess soxfans system'. The last 3 PAGES of posts are discussing where a comma goes, or something like that!


Actually my second choice for naming the thread would have been something about comma usage.

It appears the details of the system will remain a mystery, and I'm ok with that. Honestly I'm just jealous because soxfan hangs out in delightful smoke-free casinos, and I'm stuck in Vegas :(

(Should I have put a comma after "delightful"?)
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chickenman
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February 18th, 2014 at 10:55:50 AM permalink
Absolutely.
soxfan
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February 18th, 2014 at 8:26:55 PM permalink
Quote: RolexWatch

Having shared a private forum with this person and were posting of trip reports was expected, during his presence he never did, couldn't! Besides claiming he swore to using some horrendous "Z method" progression were the last winning bet is parlayed. Lack of evidence, proof even an smidgen of substance would suggest that we all should believe this because we read about it on the interent, therefore is definately true.



You are, quite simply, a liar! I did post up shoes on your forum. Also, on the baccaratforum I started a thread titled "post em up" where I posted shoes I played denoting real money wins and losses along with the progression/mm scheme I was using at the time. The gr88888one and other, I am sure will attest to that, hey hey.
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soxfan
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February 18th, 2014 at 8:34:39 PM permalink
Quote: Mooseton

Not sure what he meant with that one. Cat turned coconut?



I met the guy at the casino and before I started play I told him he could watch but to refrain from asking me any questions until the end of the shoe. But, from the get go he was peering right over my shoulder and asking me all kinds of questions and such. He disrupted my concentrations and thoughtrains, to the point where I became really annoyed and had to stop playing. In fact, I was getting close to popping him in the mouth, bt the pitboss saw what was going on and told him he couldn't bother players and he soon after hit the bricks. So, that's what I meant by saying the cat turned coconut on me, hey hey.
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