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“He was a guy who talked with commas, like a heavy novel. Over the phone anyway.”

RAYMOND CHANDLER, The Long Goodbye

Photo: Heather L. Shannon, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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“They [semicolons] are more powerful more imposing more pretentious than a comma but they are a comma all the same. They really have within them deeply within them fundamentally within them the comma nature.” GERTRUDE STEIN

Painting: “Semicolon in a Flesh Comma,” 1993. Oil on linen, 12×16, by Mira Schor, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Visit the artist at her website.

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“The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood. …For the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.” EDGAR ALLAN POE

Photo: Heather L. Shannon, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED