5.31.2011

It's Just a Comma, Momma!


Sometimes we can add commas just to break up a sentence.  Other times we use a comma to change the meaning significantly.  Consider the following:

Sweet Midgets.
Sweet, Midgets!


Just in case the whole comma thing doesn't mean anything to you I still think that the picture is loaded with opportunities for laughs.  Enjoy.

Sources:
Rules For Comma Usage
Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab): Commas

7 comments:

  1. sometimes WITH a comma, sentences can go terribly wrong.

    exhibit a:

    A panda eats, shoots and leaves.

    =P

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  2. lmao!!! I actually said it out loud!

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  3. Yes, RS, you are completely right. I love commas for this very reason--they can clarify and confuse depending on where they are. What power! Pandas are pretty mean animals now that I think about it, so heartless :)

    Kicking Rocks, did saying it out loud help it make sense? Sometimes these things don't work until we say them out loud; just be careful who is around you listening--I wouldn't want to be responsible for you shouting out awkward sentences in an office full of middle aged women. Yikes!

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  4. I'm too easy to amuse. Way too easy.

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  5. Where can I get some sweet midgets? ;)

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  6. Being easily amused has its advantages, D4! You get a lot of cheap laughs, and I am glad for it.

    Shutterbug, I think you can find them at your local grocery store, or perhaps in Craigslist personals :)

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  7. I think pandas are just misunderstood creatures, such as myself.

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