Monday, 20 January 2014

The Joy of ... punctuation

 In the couplet my last post I originally used a colon at the end of the first line. I then thought a semi-colon might be better as it is a continuation, rather than a summing up or consequence. I am still not sure and will have to give it some more thought, like the great Oscar taking all morning to remove a comma. Punctuation can be a pleasure. I am thinking of O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series and its lovely semicolons. No one is infallible, however, not even POB or his wife Mary, or his editors, come to that.

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