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    Let's all drive gray cars in the rain and low visibility with our lights off. What good is driving without a little bit of excitement, apparently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bologna View Post
    Let's all drive gray cars in the rain and low visibility with our lights off. What good is driving without a little bit of excitement, apparently?
    I don't know why, but this just made me laugh so hard I dropped the cracker I was about to eat.

    EDIT: And then when I went to pick it up, I rolled over it with my desk chair. I blame you for the cracker crumbs mashed into my carpet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquarelle View Post
    I don't know why, but this just made me laugh so hard I dropped the cracker I was about to eat.

    EDIT: And then when I went to pick it up, I rolled over it with my desk chair. I blame you for the cracker crumbs mashed into my carpet!
    Well, you shouldn't let it go to waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    You should also not use the personal pronouns I/me/you in very formal writing, but that doesn't make the use of those personal pronouns incorrect in English.
    First person, especially first person singular, is strongly discouraged in technical or scholarly writing, but I have seen plenty of formal writing that uses it, e.g. letters of appreciation at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    First person, especially first person singular, is strongly discouraged in technical or scholarly writing, but I have seen plenty of formal writing that uses it, e.g. letters of appreciation at work.
    Good point. Even the rules of formal writing aren't all of one accord.

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    "We" is used in academic papers, too; and some single-author papers use the "royal we" to refer to that single author. Some fields use it more than others, and some editors get all up in arms about it. Here, check it out.
    I'm all for framing thoughts/sentences in the least awkward and cumbersome way possible.


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    I think some of you are taking english classes and some of you are helping them out with their homework.

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    Officially an ENTJ.

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    If you're having typology problems, I feel bad for you son. I can type 99 people, but myself ain't one.

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