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Which one? I do suffer from chronic commatitis.africanstardust wrote:vic-k may I say that I quite like your choice of apostrophe.
Typical! Typical! Ever heard of ghosts?! jeeeezz!druid wrote: Dead writers, even better, so no one has to worry about bruised feelings.
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vic-k wrote: Which one? I do suffer from chronic commatitis.
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Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:21 pm Post
Ahab: Your nemesis was a passion for me. I love the story but was always struggling with the prose. In looking at all the examples so far I am finally able to see the problem I have always had with "the great white one": I hate commas. Which is odd coming from a person who litters commas like a chain smoker on a walk. Let me explain.
I fell in love with inked paper to the works of Dickens, Twain, London, and Lewis. A quick pick up of a few books from my shelves leads me to believe that I see a comma as a real pause. As someone (I think it was Hugh) said in a different thread, punctuation should tell you how to speak the words. Which means that reading the last couple of examples have caused me to hyperventilate. Yes I understand that formalized grammar has lead to uses for the comma that are not "dialectic" but that doesn't mean my hick brain likes it.
Which is all to say. I love Moby Dick. I don't like the prose. I force myself to read it ever other January hoping that someday I will love the writing style. Apparently I am doomed.
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