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Lynn Truss must die!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of people, y’know, UNDERSTANDING THE RULES OF PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR. In fact, I think those writers out there who show flagrant disregard for the same (and they know who they are) reveal incredible disrespect for their craft and their peers by proudly displaying their ignorance.

But I’m working on the first pass pages right now, and I’ve got to tell you, the copy editor on this manuscript read Ms. Truss a little too much, because she’s inserting commas fucking everywhere.

I’m particular about commas. I use them with precision, or so I should like to believe. As Ms. Truss has made loads of money explaining, altering their placement without due consideration changes the meaning of the sentence.

So, essentially, I’m going over galley pages of a novel due for release in September where, between the last time I saw it and now, the meaning has changed.

Yeah, I’m wearing a shiny happy hat right now.

3 Responses to Lynn Truss must die!!!

  1. mercuryeric

    In fact, I think those writers out there who show flagrant disregard for the same (and they know who they are) reveal incredible disrespect for their craft and their peers by proudly displaying their ignorance.

    I’m sorry. I’ve said I’m sorry.

    How much more can I apologize?!!!!

    ;)

    -E

  2. admin

    Oh, put your happy hat on and sit down.

  3. mercuryeric

    I love it when you get all…gruff and surly.

    Makes me feel less alone.

    ;)

    -E

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