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Monday, October 23, 2006

Punc·tu·a·tion: what's the point?

An English professor wrote the words :
"A woman without her man is nothing"
on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

All of 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."

Punctuation is powerful, eh?

I once heard someone refer to "Jesus and the 12 Apostrophes"
When I first started teaching Rhetoric and Composition classes, I actually did use this punctuation exercise!
Mr.D: The person you overheard must have had a loose tic (sic).

Imogen: Thanks for stopping by.
The post goes full circle, as I got the quote from my brother who lives in Chicago.
but i never even said i was teaching in Chicago! whoa!!
Imogen: I simply meant full circle from USA - UK - USA and mentioned Chicago because my brother lives there.
So, relaaaax. ;-)
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