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Sunday, August 22, 2021

You can take the blog out of Blogger, but you can’t take Blogger out of the blog. Not out of this one, anyway.

Three months ago, I posted my admiration for “Eats, Shoots & Leaves”, Lynne Truss’ enjoyable screed against reckless punctuation. I failed to draw a direct relationship between the general subject of writing and blogging. I think it would have been a somewhat useless argument, given the rampant grammatical larceny within the blogosphere (and the Web in general).

It turns out I didn’t have to, because Jennifer Garrett did the job admirably in a guest essay for Blogger’s Knowledgebase. She also realizes it’s wishful thinking, but makes a good case nonetheless.

As a bonus, Garrett also points to a New Yorker magazine piece that jabs into Truss’ own punctuational peculiarities in her book. Nobody’s perfect!

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 08/22/2004 10:06:32 PM
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