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26 April 2006 @ 11:23 am
I've been writing papers non-stop. So I think I have a lot to say about things lately. I don't know if it's procrastination or if I'm just getting into the hammering-away-at-the-keyboard swing of things.

Funny story... I just finished a paper on Cicero and now I'm starting research for my Bartleby the Scrivener paper and the very first article to pop up in the database is entitled "Cicero's Head in Melville's 'Bartleby the Scrivener'", I should so use that, even though I don't really know if it's relevent to my topic.

Hey, I have a question for you grammar people. I'm coming to terms with the fact that puncuation marks (periods, question marks, commas, etc.) go inside quotations. But what if you're using the quotation marks for a title of an article like I just did? That comma up there... Should it go inside or outside the quotes? I think it should go outside. But, then again, I was always convinced that punctuation should go outside anyway. It looks weird inside. It really does.


And weird. The girl using the computer next to me just said "I'm going to run to the bathroom... do you mind if I leave my stuff here?" What does that mean, exactly? Is she asking me to watch her stuff? Or to make sure no one steals her computer? I just said "Oh, go ahead." and I guess I'll do both things.

God, my stomach hurts.

Aaaaand, I just deleted a bunch of people. I went entirely delete-happy so I may have made a few mistakes, so if you think I did by mistake/you still want to read, let me know.
criminally underrated/underknownrecommendation on April 26th, 2006 03:53 pm (UTC)

you should have been like, *i* dont mind if you leave your stuff here... i mean, its not my stuff, so if it gets stolen... well..., and then just shrug and go back to work lol.
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Jessica Robinavantgardening on April 26th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
I was just copy/pasting from the article itself, but I will if I choose to put it on my works cited!

But wait. Bartleby is a short story, not a book, so italizing is the same as underlining, right? I wouldn't underline Bartleby because it's not a large text, so can I assume I wouldn't italicize it, either? I'm not really being pedantic, I'm just bored :\
Jessica Robinavantgardening on April 26th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
catiekatcatiekat on April 26th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
oh god, quotation punctuation just makes my head go in circles. I think I've got motion sickness now.
Megoautoharp on April 26th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC)
I believe it still goes inside the quotes, that's just how I've been doing it and see it in other places.

I really should look into that... I have to take a grammar/punctuation test before being allowed register for college this fall.
RTSpolypolyglot on April 29th, 2006 02:07 pm (UTC)
Sorry to lose you. You're welcome back anytime.