Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Sensitive Stickler

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Part of one’s despair, of course, is that the world cares nothing for the little shocks endured by the sensitive stickler. While we look in horror at a badly punctuated sign, the world carries on around us, blind to our plight. We are like the little boy in The Sixth Sense who can see dead people, except that we can see dead punctuation. Whisper it in petrified little-by tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else – yet we see it all the time.

~ Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, 2003

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

...it's a panda?
...it's a panda.
...it's a panda!
...it's a panda?!.

Angeli said...

its' a panda!! hahahah

unstranger said...

Pandemicry!

 
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