Mighty Red Pen

May 4, 2008

Commas, commas, everywhere

Filed under: Pop culture,Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 1:40 pm
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The Onion was just on fire last week with the word nerd funnies. Check out a pair of them:

Commas, Turning Up, Everywhere

WASHINGTON—In the midst of a crisis that may have reached a breaking, point Tuesday afternoon, linguists, and grammarians, everywhere say they are baffled, by the sudden and seemingly random, appearance of commas, in our nation’s sentences. Read more.

Man Use Big Word

HERE—Tom, a guy who think he so smart, use big word Tuesday and make feel stupid. Read more.



  1. Link to Big Word article broken. Please fix so can read.

    Comment by Frank Drone — May 5, 2008 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

  2. Oops, thanks, Frank! Done.

    Comment by mighty red pen — May 5, 2008 @ 7:50 pm | Reply

  3. I love the Onion.

    I think I will still be chortling over “Someday, I Will Copyedit the Great American Novel” when I’m 97 years old.

    Comment by TootsNYC — May 6, 2008 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  4. I too, have an unhealthy addiction, to commas.

    Comment by theonionmovie — May 28, 2008 @ 12:27 pm | Reply

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