Friday, April 13, 2012

Comma Shaker

Much to my surprise, a piece that I was persuaded to write about punctuation has attracted a lot of attention on The New Yorker's Web site. Who would have thought that the comma would interest people as much as my other hot topics, parking spots and cleaning ladies?

1 comment:

Barry Walsh said...

Now I know why your copy is always immaculate!

I could do without the third comma in the first example and prefer the parentheses solution in the second.

However, I'm not going to argue with the holder of the comma shaker. Bring on the hyphen grinder!