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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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But after journeying through the world of punctuation, and seeing what it can do, I am all the more

convinced we should fight like tigers to preserve our punctuation, and we should start now. Who wants a

blank map, for heaven's sake? There is more at stake than the way people read and write. Note the way

theWashington Post news story explained the benefits of emailing: it "increased employees' productivity

by 1.8 hours a daybecause they took less time to formulate their thoughts ". If we value the way we

have been trained to think by centuries of absorbing the culture of the printed word, we must not allow

the language to return to the chaoticscriptio continua swamp from which it so bravely crawled less than

two thousand years ago. We have a language that is full of ambiguities; we have a way of expressing

ourselves that is often complex and allusive, poetic and modulated; all our thoughts can be rendered with

absolute clarity if we bother to put the right dots and squiggles between the words in the right places.

Proper punctuation is both the sign and the cause of clear thinking. If it goes, the degree of intellectual

impoverishment we face is unimaginable.

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Автор Зейтуллаев Осман Люманович
Дата добавления 18.05.2016
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