19 September 2008

Dotted i's and crossed t's

"Lastly, if I may be forgiven a spasm of self-consciousness, I wish to state that, even had it not so befallen that much of this book was written during a time of almost unexampled crisis, I should have been under no illusion about the importance of my subject. The mind of one who happens to have an eye for a comma is not necessarily incapable of comprehending larger issues or embracing wider interests.
Boreham Street
January 1939"

G.V. Carey, Mind The Stop: A Brief Guide to Punctuation, p. 10.

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