Elaine B sent me this rather wonderful sign, showing the power and necessity of punctuation….image001


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  1. My first thought when I see a photo of a sign such as this on the Internet is has is been faked? There are just so many of them around.

    For those that care about punctuation, I can recommend Lynne Truss’s amusing book, “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”.

  2. I recall an email about the importance of punctuation and grammar.
    The example it gave was:
    Billy helped his uncle, Jack, off the horse.
    As opposed to:
    Billy helped his uncle jack off the horse.

    1. If your Uncle Jack helped you off an elephant, would you help your uncle jack off an elephant?

      -The Love Guru, 2008

  3. Then there’s the old joke about a teacher who wrote on the blackboard:

    A woman without her man is useless

    and asked their students to correctly punctuate it.

    All the male students wrote: A woman, without her man, is useless.
    All the female students wrote: A woman: without her, man is useless.

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