Sunday, July 24, 2011

Punctuation Ought to be as Conventional As Possible

My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements.



  1. I agree. As a writer, it's essential to have your 'toolbox' up to date, even if it is with the most basic of tools. The reader shouldn't be expected to have to trip over punctuation errors.