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Old 12-04-2009, 05:33 PM
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How am I supposed to fucking know what the author fucking intended? He used fucking "nor" in a fucking strange way. His fucking sentence structure is fucking contrived by that very fucking use.

But hey, if you want to split hairs over my understanding of what he was not saying clearly, go right ahead. I'm sure you know better what I thought he meant than I do.

"The snow fell, and not did it cease to fall."

That's how I would substitute "and not", but that's just me. Doesn't read so well, does it?

To me, it doesn't have style or appeal or elegance. It is awkward and contrived. I'm willing to concede it could be grammatical, but it is also archaic and stilted.

Last edited by Irishman; 12-04-2009 at 05:34 PM. Reason: cease, not continue - I keep effing that up