Posts Tagged ‘punctuation’
do we need punctuation many things wind me up people mainly but some of the things that come across my desk make me want scream at the world part of my current work occasionally brings email from the great british public into my gaze on the whole I would say most people have got to grips with the language and the use of punctuation now before you think not another rant about punctuation then youll be wondering what i am talking about whats more if you have reached this far without having to start reading this again then your brain just works in a different way to mine
Have a look at this –
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.”
ANOTHER THING PEOPLE DO IN SOME EMAILS IS TO WRITE THE WHOLE THING IN CAPITAL LETTERS. HOW FECKING ANNOYING – IT IS LIKE SOMEONE IS SHOUTING INTO MY EYEBALLS.