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abridged ellipsis


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  • A curious form of punctuation – neither a period nor an ellipsis, but comprising two dots thus..

    Conveys uncertainty, carelessness and confusion as well as irritating the life out of any editor within email range..

    April 11, 2008

  • Also found all the hell over the OED. *urgh*

    April 11, 2008

  • Really? In what context?

    April 11, 2008

  • You're right, frindley--it truly did irritate me. ;-)

    . . . . . . . . <-- extra periods/ellipses parts, for anyone who may need them

    April 11, 2008

  • Oh, c_b is correct--the online version of the OED is crawling with abridged ellipses. What is that??

    April 11, 2008

  • I thought on seeing this that an ”abridged“ ellipsis would be one of these:

    signifying abridgement in a text. But I see what you mean!

    April 11, 2008