…in the punchbowl

2006.09.10

A nit for today

Filed under: English, grammar, nits, punchbowl — Matt @ 9:47

I’m in an annoyed mood today–and I’m also feeling generous, so I’m going to share. Today’s category is Stupid English Style Rules. I believe this only applies to us Yanks, so the rest of the English-speaking world may be off the hook.

The burr in my behind: adding punctuation to quotes when it doesn’t belong.

For example:

“You stink,” she said.

The comma is not part of what she said.

I so detest this rule I ignore it as often as possible.

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