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This article by Trevor Butterworth, Pause Celebre, on the use of the semi-colon was first published in the Financial Times, September 17, 2005

September 10, 2008 Posted by | general | , | Leave a comment

Punctilious punctuation

An English professor writes the words “A woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard, asking the class students to punctuate it.

The male students all write: “A woman without her man, is nothing.”

The female students all chose: “A woman, without her man is nothing.”

October 25, 2007 Posted by | punctuation | | Leave a comment