Monday, January 28, 2008

Spill or 'Spill?



32 comments:

DarceysDad said...

'Spill.

No contest. This opinion brought to you by someone who still uses full correct sentences when text messaging!

steenbeck said...

'spill has the pause that refreshes.

treefrogdemon said...

'spill definitely. I like punctuation. I use punctuation when text messaging.

Mnemonic said...

Agree there should be an apostrophe but not sure about the capitalisation of "s". Any other pedants out there with an opinion on that?

Blimpy said...

I think the blog should be renamed:

Sobre derramamiento ahora con el vino agregado encantador!

DarceysDad said...

Oops. I need to think about that, Mnemonic. On the one hand you are technically correct, of course. But on the other hand I'm already mourning the loss of capital letters thanks to a combination of poor educational standards and the rise of SMS. And surely the name of our second home needs to be capitalised . . . doesn't it?

Time for more coffee and contemplation, I think.

Dominia said...

Speaking with all the authority of an ex-English teacher (well, one term was enough to spot the error and move on), I vote for 'Spill - funky, mysterious, correct yet post-modern...

ejaydee said...

I completely agree with every word DD said/wrote. I too like to use full words or at least no misspellings ( I do use things like tmrw). Also I'm fighting hard for the survival of the capital letter. In this case, I think it gives it the appropriate gravitas.

steenbeck said...

I think 'Spill has the proper attention to grammatical detail combined with a dash of irreverence that captures RR's spirit. But I think we should try to work "encule´" in there somehow. (how do you get the accent to go ABOVE the 'e'?)

ejaydee said...

press alt+e and then e again.

steenbeck said...

é!!

ejaydee said...

It's endless fun once you see all that's available when you press that alt option key:

œ ¢ „ ◊ √ ∫ ı – º ª • ¶ § ∞ ¢ ™ ¡ ∑´®† ˆ ø π æ ¬ ˚ ∆ © ƒ ∂ ß å Ω ≈ ç √ ∫ ˜ µ ≤`⁄€ ‹ fl ‡ ° — ± Œ´„ ‰ˇØ ∏ »  Æ◊  ¯˘¿

Well it is for me anyway. For more fun, go to Edit and Special Characters

Blimpos MacFlossauges said...

"Special Characters" - Maybe that should be the name of the blog....

steenbeck said...

❜ⓈℙЇ꒒꒖

nilpferd said...

That's very easy for you to say, Steenbeck..

ejaydee said...

No worries nilpferd, on a PC desktop, you can play with the alt key (or is it control) and then the numbers pad. If my memory is correct, alt + 130 will give you an é.

nilpferd said...

No, I meant Steen's 'Spill.. I was trying to do a gothic version but I can't get fonts into these little boxes.. any ideas there?

ejaydee said...

Sadly, my technical knowledge stops here. I think we could change the font when composing a post though.

Frogprincess said...

I actually never liked RROS. It sounds like an insurance company. The 'Spill is cool. Sounds like the new club everyone wants to go to but no one can get in except Kate Moss and the Gallagher brothers.

steenbeck said...

ṄÍĽṔҎёɹɗ, When you have the character palette down, you put the cursor in this box and when you hit the "Insert" button, it will show up in here. At least it will on a ♏ɐ¢.

(under edit--special characters)

saneshane said...

well, i was either in the art block or on the side of e.e cummings when it comes to the use of a capital (and i cant spell) so i might just give up posting now..
otherwise it,s DA'SPILL innit!

ps can I not be in the same club as the Gallaghers and Moss please.

TracyK said...

As the actual resident English teacher, I hereby authorise 'Spill. And I also fully spell and punctuate every word in a text message and would rather pay for two messages than resort to ~shudder~ abbreviations. LOL, indeed.

Agent DD-XXL said...

[Adopts Sean Connory voice:]

"I'm in The 'Spill; Special Characters Division. I could tell you more, but then I'd have to kill you!"

DarceysDad said...

D'yunno - that might have been funny if I'd spelt Connery correctly ...

By the way, a late comment on the RR Bereavement has just stopped me cold: go read.

Blimpy McFlah said...

woah, i did go read, -so sad

having to go through that sort of thing is really beyond comprehension, if you know what I mean.

DarceysDad said...

Call me selfish, Blimpy, but I hope I never find out. I'm sure DarceysMam will cope without me better than I ever would without her, so I plan to go first ... shortly after our Diamond Wedding anniversary !!

goneforeign said...

how do comments disappear? I left one yesterday right after shane and it's gone already

ejaydee said...

I think it's in the 'Spill or The 'Spill post. I agree with you, this could get exciting (teams, wars, bloodshed, etc) It's what we've been lacking for RR to really be a world of its own.

goneforeign said...

oops, sorry.
Can you see the Guardian headline "Trouble at t'spill, dozens feared lost!

steenbeck said...

Oh, we're lost, goneforeign, but it's not so bad, is it? Now I'm off down t'Spill for a stiff drink.

Blimpy McFlah said...

if anyone would care for a pdf of "Tha Spillz" latest figures, please either email via the sidebar, or leave comms here. It does make for intersting reading, i promise!

ejaydee said...

I'll have some of that please Blimpy!