Angela’s ABCs The Power of Punctuation
My co-blogger, Emily, has alerted me to the following story:
An English lecturer wrote the words:
A woman without her man is nothing
on the whiteboard and asked her students to punctuate it correctly.
All the males in the class wrote:
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
All the females in the class wrote:
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
The choice between a comma and a colon makes a huge difference in meaning.
Punctuation is powerful.