Off topic: The importance of correct punctuation
Thread poster: Pnina
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Apr 12, 2005

I stumbled across this link, which offers linguistic fun:

Then I remembered this joke, that I heard several years ago in England:
An English professor wrote these words on the blackboard: "A woman without her man is nothing." Then he asked his students to punctuate it correctly.
All the males in the class wrote: A woman, without her man, is nothing.
All the females in the class wrote: A woman: without her, man is nothing.

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Eats shoots and leaves Apr 12, 2005

Hi Pnina,

If you're interested in punctuation have a read of "Eats Shoots and Leaves" by Lynne Truss, a very amusing look at where to put apostrophes, commas, semi colons and the like. It's well worth a read.



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