Brevity by Dan Thompson

Brevity

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  1. msowards

    msowards said, over 1 year ago

    It that an apostrophe or a comma? And when did either become superfluous?

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Who says they’re superfluous?


    Get back to work, you!


    No more breaks and omissions…

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Must be an English accent…

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    msoedwards’ previous comment wasn’t showing even after I posted…. another GoComics time lapse….


    But yeah, I agree. I’ve never heard that!


    And I too thought the shirt might mean that the OED or another Oxford reference work had declared some superfluous….


    But certainly not HERE

  5. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    alas, drinking again. he’s gone so dark since the proofreader purge. hi, shine, forgot to greet you at the sarkosy inkydink!

  6. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    i thk its cuz we typ like this nw

  7. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 1 year ago

    400 years of proper English grammar out the window in less than a decade….

  8. jreckard

    jreckard said, over 1 year ago

    @Varnes

    It’s just a contraction of a contraction.
    400 years ago (probably longer), the nattering nabobs from the early comics.com complained with the first don’t or let’s or I’m,

  9. Labyr1nth

    Labyr1nth GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Grammar’s just grampaw’s wife these days.

  10. Ronald Davis

    Ronald Davis said, over 1 year ago

    The Oxford comma precedes “and” in a list of three or more items, as in “Tom, Dick, and Harry”. According to MS Word, one may either use it or not, but should be consistent in any one document.

  11. Number Six

    Number Six said, over 1 year ago

    His punctuation is second to none.

  12. GoodQuestion

    GoodQuestion GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They don’t have a lot in comma but she could make a postrophe happy . . . ☻

  13. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    A lot of people have no comma sense these days.

  14. Daoine

    Daoine said, over 1 year ago

    Without the (now optional, not obsolete) Oxford comma, we write things like:

    “I am a grammarian, writer and critic.”

    which is (to my mind) less clear than “I am a grammarian, writer, and critic.” As long as Oxford never makes the literal meaning of “literally” obsolete, I suppose I will survive. I will grumble, reminisce and complain; but I will survive.

  15. dave_at_efi

    dave_at_efi GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They’ll have to pry my Oxford comma from my dead, non-working keyboard.

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