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Saturday, September 17, 2011

punctuation

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(With the Oxford comma) We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin.  (Quite a lively party)
(Without the Oxford comma) We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin. (I didn't know JFK was a stripper)

6 comments:

  1. Either one reminds me of Steve Allen's old PBS series "Meeting of Minds", it was a gem.

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  2. You've made a convincing argument, not that I needed convincing.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  3. And then there's:

    Let's eat, Grandma!
    and
    Let's eat Grandma!

    Punctuation saves lives.

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  5. I have left you a present:

    http://boblandedits.blogspot.com/2011/10/brief-moment-of-haiku.html

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    @Patricia: And don't forget:

    I'd like to thank my parents, the pope and Mother Teresa.

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