[Ads-l] commas

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 21 16:10:47 EDT 2018


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eats,_Shoots_%26_Leaves

Truss dedicates the book "to the memory of the striking Bolshevik
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolsheviks> printers of St. Petersburg
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg> who, in 1905, demanded to
be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby
directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1905_Russian_Revolution>"; she added this
dedication as an afterthought <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/afterthought>
after finding the factoid <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Factoid> in a
speech from a librarian.

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 2:29 PM James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
wrote:

> also the following T-shirt:
>
> LET'S EAT GRANDMA
> LET'S EAT, GRANDMA
> Commas save lives
>
> - Jim Landau
>
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