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Re: We're back!

Post by gkbill » 08 Nov 2018, 5:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:51pm
Kory wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:45pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:13pm
Kory wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 2:25pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 2:08pm


That spelling steps on my nerve endings. Damned Limeys.
I've been noticing a lot more of the single quotes among the younger generation lately too. I don't get it.
My students do it constantly (but, then, so do a lot of academic clients). If there's a consistency, it's that stuff that you're definitely quoted properly uses doubles, but if it's in the textual form of air quotes, they use singles. It's so common and the distinction fairly clear that I can only assume it's being taught at the secondary level.
How do those of us that are no longer in school keep up with things like this? There should be an amber alert on my phone or something.
Just be glad that it's not part of your job description to do battle with that crap. I want to talk with students about thinking more boldly, not explain over and over the difference between a footnote reference and a bibliographic one. But guess which one occupies more of my comments in papers?
Hello,

I usually tell my grad students they're going to think I'm an English teacher for the first half of class. I've found that "nip it in the bud" (correct use of double quotes?) works best. Thanks, Barney Fife!

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Re: We're back!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Nov 2018, 5:21pm

gkbill wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 5:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:51pm
Kory wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:45pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 3:13pm
Kory wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 2:25pm


I've been noticing a lot more of the single quotes among the younger generation lately too. I don't get it.
My students do it constantly (but, then, so do a lot of academic clients). If there's a consistency, it's that stuff that you're definitely quoted properly uses doubles, but if it's in the textual form of air quotes, they use singles. It's so common and the distinction fairly clear that I can only assume it's being taught at the secondary level.
How do those of us that are no longer in school keep up with things like this? There should be an amber alert on my phone or something.
Just be glad that it's not part of your job description to do battle with that crap. I want to talk with students about thinking more boldly, not explain over and over the difference between a footnote reference and a bibliographic one. But guess which one occupies more of my comments in papers?
Hello,

I usually tell my grad students they're going to think I'm an English teacher for the first half of class. I've found that "nip it in the bud" (correct use of double quotes?) works best. Thanks, Barney Fife!
Every class I've taught I've set aside time to talk about writing. I encourage bold ideas, even if they aren't fully persuasive, but I'm a serious hard ass about stuff like citations and treating writing as something more than just functional. Never had more than two or three that really took it to heart, tho. And they were already quite capable writers.
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Re: We're back!

Post by eumaas » 08 Nov 2018, 6:40pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 12:16pm
Inder wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 11:08am
eumaas wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 9:19am
Inder wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 12:54am
Let me know if anything's broken!
On mobile, I go to check my notifications and this is what happens. A72ACAB4-6FF0-45DA-B9F0-08D15E1D6650.png
a little triangle appears. Nothing else happens.
Try logging out, clearing your browser cache, then logging in again?
AKA the online version of "turn if off and on again" or "is it plugged in?"
& as such the first thing I tried--before reporting the error. It works fine on desktop, just not on mobile.
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Re: We're back!

Post by 101Walterton » 08 Nov 2018, 8:22pm

Inder there seems to be a problem with embedding You Tube clips?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_srIE-YAb8

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Re: We're back!

Post by Flex » 08 Nov 2018, 8:33pm

bringing imct back was a mistake
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Re: We're back!

Post by Silent Majority » 09 Nov 2018, 12:56pm

Anyone heard from Marky?
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Re: We're back!

Post by Spiff » 09 Nov 2018, 1:12pm

Thank goodness the "Thread Drift" feature still works!
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Re: We're back!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Nov 2018, 1:32pm

Spiff wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 1:12pm
Thank goodness the "Thread Drift" feature still works!
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Re: We're back!

Post by WestwayKid » 09 Nov 2018, 1:54pm

Flex wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 8:33pm
bringing imct back was a mistake
Make IMCT Great Again!

#MIGA
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Re: We're back!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Nov 2018, 2:03pm

WestwayKid wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 1:54pm
Flex wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 8:33pm
bringing imct back was a mistake
Make IMCT Great Again!

#MIGA
IMCT is already great! #I'mwithher
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Re: We're back!

Post by JennyB » 09 Nov 2018, 2:06pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 2:03pm
WestwayKid wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 1:54pm
Flex wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 8:33pm
bringing imct back was a mistake
Make IMCT Great Again!

#MIGA
IMCT is already great! #I'mwithher
I assume you mean you are with Mimi or me.
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Re: We're back!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Nov 2018, 2:12pm

JennyB wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 2:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 2:03pm
WestwayKid wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 1:54pm
Flex wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 8:33pm
bringing imct back was a mistake
Make IMCT Great Again!

#MIGA
IMCT is already great! #I'mwithher
I assume you mean you are with Mimi or me.
I meant Coma Teacher. :shifty:
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Re: We're back!

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Nov 2018, 9:18pm

Inder wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 12:54am
Let me know if anything's broken!
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Re: We're back!

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Nov 2018, 9:25pm

Silent Majority wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 12:56pm
Anyone heard from Marky?
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Re: We're back!

Post by Inder » 10 Nov 2018, 2:06am

101Walterton wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 8:22pm
Inder there seems to be a problem with embedding You Tube clips?

hmmm, something to do with the "s" in the "https" maybe? I'll have a look.

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