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Why Punctuation Matters

Started by Evie, June 03, 2015, 02:48:12 PM

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Evie

Same words, different punctuation. Which letter do you think John would rather receive? ;D



(For what it's worth, I would remove the extraneous comma after "people" in that second version.  ;) )
"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

--WARNING!!!--
I have a vocabulary in excess of 75,000 words, and I'm not afraid to use it!

Jerusha

Might depend on what John thinks of Gloria.   ;)
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night...good Lord deliver us!

 -- Old English Litany

Aerlys

LOL! I've seen that one before.
"Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun."

Hilaire Belloc

Elkhound

Then there is that famous:

WOMAN WITHOUT HER MAN IS NOTHING

"Woman: Without her, man is nothing."

"Woman, without her man, is nothing."