Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Punctuation

A misplaced comma in the list of ingredients gives diners a totally different dish -- and gives British writer Lynne Truss new ammunition in her campaign for the proper use of punctuation.


"Goats Cheese Salad ... tomatoes, onions, goats, cheese."

The author, who was totally stunned when her book on punctuation "Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation" became a British and U.S. hit, has set up a Web site (www.lynnetruss.com) that is collecting funny examples of wrongly used commas and apostrophes such as the above example. Whole article

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