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comment “for” or “because”?
You could also drop the "because" or "for" thing and add a semicolon: "Mackenzie's clarinet squealed like a startled puppy; she hadn't practiced in weeks." I should also note that there is some ambiguity regarding whether "she" refers to Mackenzie or the puppy ...
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@cornbreadninja Bafflegab is reminiscent of Balderdash, another of my favorites. "Cut the technical bafflegab; it's just balderdash, and you're not being paid by the word anyway."
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comment Is there a proper name for the 3 asterisks that are used to suggest temporal discontinuity?
@Peter Shor yes, by all means, I have seen things other than asterisks as well. Good point.
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comment Is there a proper name for the 3 asterisks that are used to suggest temporal discontinuity?
+1 @Thursagen I'm leaning toward Scene Break. Thanks for the blog link, very interesting stuff. I'll leave this up for a bit to see if anything else pops up.
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comment Is there a proper name for the 3 asterisks that are used to suggest temporal discontinuity?
Hah, it's really funny that you linked to a wikipedia page including LaTeX code, b/c my reason for asking this question in the first place was that I was in the middle of writing a business letter, and I wanted to find the LaTeX code for asterism or whatever it turns out to be called.
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revised Is there a proper name for the 3 asterisks that are used to suggest temporal discontinuity?
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comment Is there a proper name for the 3 asterisks that are used to suggest temporal discontinuity?
@Monica: edited question to clarify object of my inquiry
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revised How derogatory is “chicks” when used to refer to women?
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