Thursday, August 14, 2008

Political theory and the comma revisited

This theorem has withstood the test of time:

The reason Democrats get into trouble is because they don’t understand sex (John Edwards).

The reason Republicans get into trouble is because they don’t understand power (George Bush).

"It doesn't matter how big a ranch ya' own, or how many cows ya' brand, the size of your funeral is still gonna to depend on the weather." Harry Truman.

How cool is it getting in Minneapolis? Well, son, we’ve already developed a hankering for a bottle of red.

The author of “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” has done it again. This time, Lynne Truss is helping us understand how to use the apostrophe, or the flying comma. Check it out: “The Girl’s Like Spaghetti.”


George Phenix said...

Oops. That should read apostrophe rather than comma.

What the hell. Use your own shift key.

Oh. I see the problem. said...

What a great group of things to read this morning.

Flying comma works for me, sounds like the thing got away from us.

Am going to Austin this weekend for yoga. Will drink some red.

Anonymous said...

Just when I get to where I can use the semi-colon,You have to throw the apostrophe at me.
Better Pelosi knows more about sex than she does about dictatorial power.----------Goose

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