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"(thru Jun 26, 2013)" PLEASE!

buttertart Jun 27, 2013 02:26 PM

I have never in my life written, nor would I ever write, the word "through" as "thru". Please don't adopt this as usual practice.

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  1. carolinadawg Jun 27, 2013 04:05 PM

    Beats the hell out of "sammy"!

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    1. re: carolinadawg
      hohokam Jun 27, 2013 04:08 PM

      Or "scrummy"


      1. re: carolinadawg
        gourmanda Jul 29, 2013 11:26 AM

        Or "veggie".

      2. Samalicious Jun 27, 2013 04:23 PM

        I guess "Xmas" is right out then.

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          HillJ Jun 27, 2013 04:29 PM


          you can follow how THRU was decided here.

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            buttertart Jun 27, 2013 04:50 PM

            I followed that...but why thru I/o through? Roxlet suggested through.

            1. re: buttertart
              HillJ Jun 27, 2013 04:57 PM

              Save space on the subject line? Not sure.

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                buttertart Jun 28, 2013 11:30 AM

                OK OK...

          2. LindaWhit Jun 30, 2013 07:25 PM

            buttertart, it was suggested to keep the thread title shorter, as the Mods were concerned about making it any longer than they sometimes get, and no longer wanted to use the previous version of [OLD]. That's all.

            1. ipsedixit Jun 30, 2013 08:04 PM

              Really? Why?

              "Thru" although generally considered informal is becoming more and more accepted in proper writing.

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                buttertart Jul 1, 2013 07:46 AM

                That doesn't mean I have to like it. You know the quotation about Champagne and ditchwater, I presume. ;-)

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                  ipsedixit Jul 1, 2013 09:18 AM

                  Well, I hear ya on that.

                  But consider the context. I mean, we're on a message board, where you see all sorts of things like "LOL" or "FWIW" or "OP" or whatever.

                  Given all of that, I think using "thru" in lieu of "through" is the least of our worries.

                  Extreme grammatical anality makes one an unpleasant mumpsimus.

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    buttertart Jul 2, 2013 04:22 PM

                    I'm not an extremist, I just do not like thru. Or nite.

                    1. re: buttertart
                      greygarious Jul 11, 2013 03:58 PM

                      I'm with you, and don't use "boro" rather than "borough", either. But CH is stubbornly anti-standards as far as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and profanity are concerned. All individual 'Hounds can do is follow long-standing rules and hope to lead by example. I do think that the generally high quality of the writing on this site contributes to the greater civility found here than on most
                      interactive sites.

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                        buttertart Jul 11, 2013 04:32 PM

                        I agree.

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                          Servorg Jul 12, 2013 06:38 AM

                          "But CH is stubbornly anti-standards as far as grammar, spelling, punctuation, and profanity are concerned."

                          Let's not lose sight (site?) of why we're here. If this were Arts & Letters Hound or Essay Hound or Literary Hound then I'd be in agreement.

                          But if we toss out the baby with the bath water (recommendations and finds that come to us with less than perfect grammar or spelling attached) then we are the losers.

                2. hal2010 Jul 1, 2013 07:16 PM

                  This is a food/cooking board.
                  Should be throux.

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                    al b. darned Jul 2, 2013 11:35 PM

                    Laugh! Out! Loud!

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                      LA Buckeye Fan Jul 29, 2013 11:16 AM

                      tru dat

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                      mwhitmore Jul 15, 2013 10:27 AM

                      I recall that this 'word' was part of the Chicago Tribune's attempt to simplify/rationalize American English spelling, which was thought to be chaotic. If you don't accept this, next thing you'll be telling me that Dewey didn't beat Truman!

                      1. buttertart Jul 29, 2013 11:00 AM

                        Dare I hope, since WFD #235 is now labeled (through June 28), that the same will be true of the June/July What are you baking when its time comes?

                        1. buttertart Aug 1, 2013 02:12 PM

                          Colo(u)r me happy :)

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