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  • Commas don't kill people

    A hangman stands by his gallows, with a sign, "People hanged, pictures hung."

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ken@kdebusk.com Jul 28, 2019 11:08 pm

I am a firm believer in commas, to the extent that when in college, an otherwise "flawless" term paper (the words of the prof, not me) was noted as having too many commas. When he asked me about that proclivity of mine, the Devil possessed me momentarily and I replied that I had purchased a million of them on clearance and had to use them up before they spoiled. He smiled.

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