more commas!

As I’ve had indicated before, I’m fascinated by commas. And now, the New Yorker has started a video series, and the first one is about commas. And, for all the reputation the New Yorker has for their unrestrained use of commas, this video is about when you should not use them:

(I do have to say, as somebody who has been reading the New Yorker pretty much since birth, the phrase, “the New Yorker has started a video series” seems very odd to me. I switched to getting the magazine digitally for a while, but I switched back to print. Newspapers are fine on the Kindle, or on the web, but the New Yorker needs to be on paper.)

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2 Responses to more commas!

  1. Maggie says:

    That looks like it’ll be awesome!

    • The thing I liked was that it basically covers one idea, so I didn’t have to take notes. Then, when I think I’ve got the hang of it, I’ll be ready for the next one. It’s like when I figured out what a “gerund” is — I walked around smiling for days. 🙂

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