The Comma

In the new-found tradition of posting obituaries I would like to draw your attention to the late punctuation known as the Comma.

Several times recently I have had the opportunity to read to my great dismay passages of various length form variety and genre that completely forgo the use of the comma or at best so greatly mistreat abuse and neglect its rightful usage that I have been lead to believe it is dead.

Oh faithful friend my dear Comma I weep for you.

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~ by jeorgesmith on 5 June 2008.

One Response to “The Comma”

  1. Do you remember the story from Spanish literature about the will that had no commas or other punctuation in it? The will was interpreted differently by each of 5 or 6 characters in the story, each person punctuating the phrases to his advantage. And surely you’ve heard of the book “Eats Shoots and Leaves”?

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