Monday, April 19, 2004
CNN.com - Forces of 'barbaric illiteracy' too strong - Apr 19, 2004
Going to add this to my own wishlist. I want to read her take on the relationship between commas, periods and closing quotation marks. I've never liked to render "blah blah." - unless I'm writing dialogue, at which time the period is as much a part of the conversation as the words. But if I'm putting something in quotations to offset it, such as a proper name or an idiom, I'd rather leave the period outside the quotation marks thusly: "blah blah".
Bring on the nitpickers, who never bother with my punctuation as much as my run-on sentences. And fragments, of course.