Grammar 24 April, 2006 Posted in: Work Me: So, for a list it’s colon, item, semicolon, item, semicolon, item, semicolon, and, final item; not item, and, semicolon, final item. 22 year old trainee: Do you realise that we are the only people in the world having this conversation?
And that’s a real pity, given the number of 22-year-olds (and 42-year-olds for that matter) who can’t punctuate to save their lives; education these days harumph harumph grumble grumble.
I had that conversation as well. With a friend. For fun.
But we are both going to be studying linguistics.
I have that conversation all the time. But then again, I’m a copyeditor. At least I get paid for it!
i have that conversation, too. that you have it is yet another reason i like you so much.
If I had a nickle for every time I’ve had that conversation …
I’d have a nickle.
I almost cried… it’s like you’re writing out what goes on in my brain everyday. I think you should also write a post about the comma disease.