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Discussion in 'Pyra News' started by EvilDragon, Dec 25, 2017.

  1. T.T.

    T.T. Master of Lightning

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    ALDI was probably my favourite store when I lived in Alabama. They always had amazing produce.
     
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  2. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    I will try.
    There are a couple standards when using quotation marks. The one that I was taught makes no sense to me, so I do it my way knowing it is often wrong...it is something about the way the end of a quote and the end of a sentence (punctuation) collide. I am not sure if you did it right, but since you did it how I would it is probably wrong. Your second "sentence" is a fragment, so should probably be included in the first sentence by changing the period to a comma...and once again we have punctuation from the main sentence interfering with the quote, so you should seek advice from someone who follows the rules. I feel sentence three and four can be combined, kinda. I don't think it is proper to start a sentence with "and" except in a few rare cases, so just make that period a comma, and so on. Now we have a sentence that is a bit off, but I don't really feel like taking that right now. Fix the typo, and turn "I'd've" into "I'd have" (although it is often said that way, I don't think it is ever written). Not sure where the comma after getting came from, so kill it.

    Hmmm, I haven't touched on tense, and I am tired of dissecting this atm. Looking back with my proposed changes in mind the post is still a mess. Believe it or not I have done this a lot in the past, and I guess I really suck at it. Shit, man, sorry I couldn't be of more help. Maybe after I have slept I can help betterer.

    I can't remember what colors ALDI uses in their logo here, and I just stopped by there a few hours ago. They do have some pretty good stuff. They didn't have the soup I like.

    Maybe we should move the last handful of posts somewhere else.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jan 11, 2018, Original Post Date: Jan 11, 2018 ---
    Oh, I did pick up a can of chili, though.
     
  3. tarator

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    Fun fact: In Austria ALDI-Supermarkets are branded with "Hofer" and not ALDI. I'm wondering if ALDI has chosen other names in other countries too.
     
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    spud42 Very Active Member

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    it's Aldi here in Australia and it looks like we use the Aldi Süd logo.
     
  5. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    Wow, someone psent some time on this, thanks. I think that 2nd sentence I meant as an addendum. It probably wouldn't get separates by punctuation at all? 3 and 4 are two different points I made. I should have started 4 with "And, ...", I guess. "I'd've" is the part, where I was trying to do English bad. :)
    The comma after "getting" comes from German punctuation. There are way too few commas used in English, if you ask me. Sometimes when I read up on a topic, I'm not familiar with, I stumble on a long sentence, that I don't know, how it's meant to break up hierarchicly.

    Ain't it legit to MacGyver a news post that old?

    Did they start the brand on their own or have they bought an existing one, I wonder.
     
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  6. tarator

    tarator Member

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    IIRC the founders of Aldi where two brothers who start to fight. So they split up.
     
  7. Letalis Sonus

    Letalis Sonus Very Active Member

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    Try aldi.com or aldi.de, it redirects to the local websites.

    Apparently the name Aldi was already taken by another Austrian company, so they just bought an Austrian chain that was just a few years old and made it a subsidiary company of Aldi Süd.
     
  8. ClockworkCoder

    ClockworkCoder Very Active Member

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    I always find it amazing the things I learn in these threads. Fascinating. :)
     
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  9. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Retreaux

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    Was true, actually. That only began once Ford developed the assembly line. Before then, black was mandatory because it dried the fastest.

    That'd be ramen noodles.
     
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    I can instantly spot a non-native speaker because they use "whom" correctly.
     
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  11. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    As a native anglophone, I used to have to go through my posts before I posted them to go and remove commas.

    I got better though. In this case I actually had to insert that comma after 'anglophone'.
     
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  12. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    "I'd've" was good then. In some places, or at least certain fields, commas are used sparingly. I have been told I use too many by some people. Occasionally, when I read things (in English, obviously), I feel that there is a lack of contact where they help with the flow and understanding of a sentence. Last night I read an essay like that.

    When working less casually I take extra time and attention to ensure I get like things like that correct. Unfortunately, i often feel that my "formal" writing comes across as too technical. For casual writing i either write how I speak, or silly (which is only spoken to non-humans and a few humans I feel get that sort of playfulness). I wouldn't be surprised if I fall way below the level of correctness of many that are not native English speakers/writers.

    As I said, over here I have been told a couple times that I am a bit heavy with commas. The essay I read last night was by a man from your island country. Aside from a few strange things he does in writing that probably come from how his mind works, he is a perfect example of where the lack of commas seems to get in the way. It almost seems like it is worse over there (although judging a country based on approximately a dozen books and essays by a single non-scholar isn't proof of anything other than the writing of that author). I feel I might have lightened up on commas too much, although when I read stuff that is 100+ years old I feel like my use of punctuation isn't totally terrible. Different ways certain things are used still gives me trouble, especially semicolons. I can never tell if I am doing it right since some people seem to use them in a way that doesn't for with what I thought the rule is.
     
  13. Djoga'Ro

    Djoga'Ro moonstruck

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    Same here with German.

    semicolon_count = semicolon_count + 1;
     
  14. Grench

    Grench Forum Addict!

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    This thread has thoroughly digressed in record time. Well done!
     
  15. rygD

    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    So I had some episodes of ST Voyager on as background noise earlier, and it was the one with the time travel ship. A little while ago I read someone's opinion about Discovery after watching the first episode (which won't tell you much about the series or first season).

    Your post made me wonder how long it will take for us to get time travel episodes on Discovery. In the mean time, relax and have some 'shrooms.
     
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    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

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    I think we need a new update from ED
     
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  17. Gremblo

    Gremblo Hi, how was your day?

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    When one opened up nearby, It instantly became one of my favorite stores.

    Note: I live in Florida.
     
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    rygD Nihilistic Mystic

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    Do they quickly toss all your stuff into another cart, potentially smashing or breaking food?
     
  19. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

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    Here, they start tapping their fingers if you spend to long packing before you pay them. If you do pay them before you've finished packing, they'll start ringing the next person's stuff through and there's only a small space so you end up catching your stuff before it falls off the end.

    The practical result here is that you spend as long as you dare packing your own stuff before you pay them, and once you've paid them you sweep everything up and swing round and dump it on the windowledges which are behind you. You'll always find a few people finishing up packing on the windowledges.
     
  20. T.T.

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    I always just made sure I was faster than them. (granted, I never bothered to put things in bags though)
     
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