Thursday, September 29, 2011

Like much of what makes me howl with laughter, I found this here at Tawna Fenske's blog.

14 comments:

Matthew Masucci said...

I use this in my classes. I tell my students: "there is only one comma between cookies and cannibalism."

Ali said...

That nearly made me spit coffee. Love it.

Cherie Reich said...

Such a great picture and statement. Commas really can save lives. I also loved the other one Tawna had on her blog about the Oxford comma.

TC Avey said...

Good example!

Steve Stubbs said...

Actually, I preferred it without the comma.

Reagan Philips said...

Oh, how I love this! I would count the ways, but I'm too busy laughing!

Robin Ruinsky said...

In the case of Grandma for dinner it would depend on context. If this is the Big Bad Wolf of Little Red Riding Hood fame speaking to some of his mates I believe the first version is correct.

Jane | @janelebak said...

Actually, my favorite opening line ever is

"Life hasn't been the same since we ate Grandma."

The novel is "Soupe du Jour" by Natala De La Fere

tudza said...

I'd watch out for Grandma. I understand she eats, shoots, and leaves.

skipperhammond said...

This gem has been making the rounds on Facebook today. Creating a new appreciation for punctuation.
By the way, my 13-year-old granddaughter and her classmates are expected to edit their writing homework assignments. It's a realistic expectation of kids with computers.

Abby said...

LOL! This is great. I need to go find her blog.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Yeah that's going up on my library office door.

Lisa said...

Funny. A writer friend and I were nerding out (and laughing) over something she'd read recently. Apparently in the newspaper story, someone had slipped into a comma and died. I wonder what that's like?

jesse said...

Hehe.