Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Punctuation Is Mere Convention

I know how to punctuate correctly, but am gradually abandoning it in favor of sense.

You know where the following sentence ends, and what the correct titles are from prior knowledge and from meaning context, not by the punctuation.

Which movies’ titles do you like better, “Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?” and “Oh! Calcutta!” or “Airplane!” and “Gone With The Wind?”

Also fun:

Jesus’s “s’s” were Moses’s “sh’s.”

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