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help with short, interesting sentences

 
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I am trying to think of a "cute" short sentence that is 50 characters or less and contains both an apostrophe and quote marks. For example,
My daughter says, "I like Mommy's smile". (only cuter)

Can anyone help?
[ December 31, 2004: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
 
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I don't do "cute".
 
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Is that "cute" as in twee or insufferably precious cute or intolerably cunning cute ?
 
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Marilyn should know better than to ask for a help in MD...
 
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The context of the mummy's smile defines the term "necrophilia".
 
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Marilyn should know better than to ask for a help in MD...

It's not just MD - she gets this abuse at work, too.

Anyway - I satisfied all but one of the stated criteria.
 
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It's not just MD - she gets this abuse at work, too.

 
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Rather than "cute", let's just say "interesting" sentences -- not dull, boring sentences like
My daughter says, "I like Mommy's smile" or
I don't do "cute".

Here's another couple of examples:
The Tick sez "Spooooon!"
or
I can't stop this crazy thing!

Of course, the first of these examples only uses quotes, and the second only uses an apostrophe. I'd prefer to combine the two into one sentence.
 
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Unbreak the heart, unblock the sink
A Bisodol-a-day does it in a wink

I'd put a quote in but it would be gratuitous.

Came acrooss this great ad - "Slugs slugs" for slug killer but no ad agency would pick it up. Too much slugging going on as it were...
 
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What's "Rather than 'cute', let's just say 'interesting' sentences" mean?

Hmmm, I suppose that's over the length limit. Gotta cut it to "what's 'interesting' mean?" Or, hey - that last sentence works too, doesn't it? Anyway, back to the surface text response:

Interesting to whom? A child? A grammaticist? A poor Cattle Drive student who needs the challenge of figuring out how to escape various oddball characters in XML or something without becoming dreadfully bored? Who's the target audience here?

A couple more oddball examples come to mind:

"Not a quine" isn't a quine.

"Th-th-th-that's all folks!"
 
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Jim, you can write!

Shakespeare might have thought "To be gratuitous , or not to be"
There's a lot to be said for the brief

Unbreak the heart, unblock the sink
A Bisodol-a-day'll do it in a wink
 
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I'm dealing with my block.
 
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"is not a quine" is a quine.
 
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To use "Fonz" for fonts is cute.
Formatting : Fonz, Slugs, Paras, Eye-in-the-sky/Birdwatcher/stakeout (slangs for surveillance)

instead of Fonts,Bullets,Paragraphs and Tabs
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Out of curiousity, Helen, do you know what an apostrophe is?
 
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'

 
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I've heard Tony Blair saying today, "The tsunami is a global apostrophe".
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Out of curiousity, Helen, do you know what an apostrophe is?


Why do you ask ? Sometimes I type too fast and the letters run into one another or a catastrophe mark slips in before the s..
I do get confused whether the 'i' comes before the 'e' or vice versa .
Personally I think this should be allowed - The lemon's rind ....
[ January 01, 2005: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]
 
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The Tick says "You can't blow up the Earth! That's where I keep all my stuff!"
The Tick says "Villains always have antidotes...they're funny that way."
The Tick says "Let's hang ten for justice!"
The Tick says "Yeah, well, don't count your weasels before they pop, dink!"
The Tick says "My mind has always been my Achilles' Heel!"
The Tick says "Sanity! You're a madman!"
The Tick says "I'm to be addressed as Duchess."
The Tick says "Don't ever try to swim against the mighty tide of justice"
The Tick says "It's a YULE TIDE!"
 
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Why do you ask?

Well, because (for some unknown reason) Marilyn was asking for examples that used both an apostrophe and quotes, and thus far you've occasionally used quotes, and never an apostrophe. So I thought maybe you missed something there.
 
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Something might be entertaining for Marilyn:

British mums educate their daughters: "Pigs sweat, darling - ladies perspire"

Isn't that one of the finest snobbery?
 
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You got me there. I don't really like the apostrophe. As Ellen says, there's mystery in an apostrophe.
 
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Franklin said, "What's a sun-dial in the shade?"
 
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Interesting to whom? A child? A grammaticist? A poor Cattle Drive student who needs the challenge of figuring out how to escape various oddball characters in XML or something without becoming dreadfully bored? Who's the target audience here?



A pithy statement that may make you stop and think for a second or two when you read it would be good. Mmmmm, target -- probably not a child, perhaps a grammaticist, although not very likely. The reason for including the quote (") and apostrophe (') is that they are probably two of the most common characters that need to be escaped in XML/HTML stuff.
 
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"Lawks-a-mussy!" or "Lord have mercy"!"

No ' but !,"-.
[ January 01, 2005: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]
 
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Grandpa thinks, "I fu**in' HATE grammar"
 
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My son said: "Elmo's eyes broken. They go like this: <stare>. Michael's eyes fixen. They go like this: <blink> <blink>."
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
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"'", said Map.
 
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And of course, nobody used real apostrophes and quotation marks yet.

Quote, unquote

You all can use this tool to clean your texts!
[ January 03, 2005: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
 
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