James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Wed Jan 24 16:57:22 UTC 2001

Maybe it's just not knowing how to use a colon.  I
think "..." or a dash would also work if the writing
is approximating speech.

--- Greg Pulliam <pulliam at IIT.EDU> wrote:
> Does it seem to anyone else that the type of "comma
> splice" exemplified in
> "We can probably wait on the software for now, I
> don't think it will
> be a problem."
> (where the comma takes the place of "because" or
> "since") is becoming
> more and more common in written correspondence?
> This is the third or
> fourth instance I've seen in less than a week,
> leading me to think
> that it may be moving toward respectability.
> --
> -
> Greg
> greg at

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