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compjinx
01-29-2002, 05:44 PM
AAARG!!! mental block, what is this character called: ')'

Brian
01-29-2002, 05:45 PM
donald duck

Judge
01-29-2002, 05:45 PM
parenthesis

incognito
01-29-2002, 05:48 PM
Paranthesis a closing one I guess

Brian
01-29-2002, 05:48 PM
silly americans...it's a bracket

Prelude
01-29-2002, 05:48 PM
Right Paren/Closing Paren

>silly americans...it's a bracket
No, [ ] those are brackets. {} are braces. () are parentheses

-Prelude

Brian
01-29-2002, 05:48 PM
) = bracket
. = full stop

incognito
01-29-2002, 05:49 PM
oh yeah I guess brian might be right on this one.

Brian
01-29-2002, 05:52 PM
] = square bracket
) = bracket
} = squigly bracket

doubleanti
01-29-2002, 06:06 PM
chicken lips! :)

Unregistered
01-29-2002, 06:21 PM
Stupid English! ()=Parenthesis []=brackets {}=braces

Hillbillie
01-29-2002, 06:28 PM
>Stupid English! ()=Parenthesis []=brackets {}=braces<

I'm not sure about the English part, but that seems about right, although I prefer the term "chicken lips" for the last one. :)

Yoshi
01-29-2002, 06:37 PM
My dictionary -

Paranthesis
1 additional word, phrase or sentence inserted into a passage which would be complete without it, and usually separated from it by brackets, dashes or commas.

Brackets
2 any one of the marks used in pairs for enclosing words, figures, etc to separate them from what precedes or follows, eg () round brackets, [] square brackets, <> angle brackets, {} braces

QuestionC
01-29-2002, 06:38 PM
The right mark of parenthesis.

shtarker
01-29-2002, 06:45 PM
pa·ren·the·sis (p-rnth-ss)
n. pl. par·en·the·ses (-sz)

Either or both of the upright curved lines, ( ), used to mark off explanatory or qualifying remarks in writing or printing or enclose a sum, product, or other expression considered or treated as a collective entity in a mathematical operation.

A qualifying or amplifying word, phrase, or sentence inserted within written matter in such a way as to be independent of the surrounding grammatical structure.
A comment departing from the theme of discourse; a digression.

An interruption of continuity; an interval: “This is one of the things I wasn't prepared forthe amount of unfilled time, the long parentheses of nothing” (Margaret Atwood).

Dissata
01-29-2002, 10:29 PM
You guys Have WAY to much spare time!