Barbara's Random Thoughts

Monday, April 16, 2007

Name that song

You ever want something that you know you shouldn't have? The more you know you shouldn't have it, the more you want it. And then one day, you get it. It's so good to you. But it's just like my girl, when she's around me, I just feel sooo good. Right now, I just feel cold. So cold. Right down to my bones, 'cause...

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| posted by Barbara | 7:25 PM |

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I am a nerd.

I've been doing some editing this evening--helping one of the NC staff with an assignment for a New Testament class. And doing hands-on editing again has made me realize anew my love for the serial comma. I feel the compulsion to proclaim that love here and now. Long live the serial comma! It helps one avoid confusion in cases such as these*:

"I'd like to thank my parents, Mother Teresa and God."

Ed. note: Mother Teresa and God are probably not your parents. Better:

"I'd like to thank my parents, Mother Teresa, and God."

See the difference that makes? Oh, serial comma, how I love thee.

*Example totally stolen from a DPI copy editing workshop.


| posted by Barbara | 10:44 PM |