Category Archives: punctuation

  1. Saints, Milk, and Commas

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    March 18, 2019 by libroshombre

    You want to keep your Saint Isidores straight when you’re talking about commas. Or is it “Saints Isidore”? Either way, …
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  2. Drunk Persians, Political Correctness, and Deceptive Advertising

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    November 23, 2016 by libroshombre

      Herodotus reported that the ancient Persians preferred getting drunk when deciding something important, and the next day, after sobering …
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  3. Dashes, Dots, and Librarians

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    November 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    The beginning of many aspects of the writing arts include librarians. Take Butehamen, the next-to-last chief scribe in ancient Egypt’s …
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  4. Unfortunate Headlines, Strange Swords, and Blue-Backed Spellers

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    September 26, 2015 by libroshombre

    A friend recently gave me a delightful collection of “flubs from the nation’s press” titled “Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim.” …
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  5. Torturous Aphibologies, Poor Webster, and Scrooge McDuck’s Taxes

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    February 3, 2015 by libroshombre

    Judging by our national debate over the subject, “torture” is one of those terms whose meaning seems to depend on …
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  6. Bill Bryson, Double-spacing, and Rogue Apostrophes

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    June 19, 2014 by libroshombre

    Bill Bryson is among the best at putting words together informatively, expressively, and amusingly. His books, such as “Life and …
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