Punctuation Is Powerful
The image we published last Saturday was quite popular, so I decided to run another one this Saturday.
The theme is the same: punctuation.
For those who can’t see the image, here’s what it says:
An English professor wrote the words:
“A woman without her man is nothing”
on the chalkboard he asked the students to punctuate it correctly.
All of the males in the class wrote:
“A woman, without her man, is nothing.”
All of the females in the class wrote:
“A woman: without her, man is nothing.”
Punctuation is powerful.
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4 Responses to “Punctuation Is Powerful”
A! Woman without! Her man is nothing!
As one of the Shakespeare fans in the class, I always prefer to punctuate it in the following context.
Dev. Good Lementio, who calls at the gate?
Lam. My lord, A woman without; her man is nothing.
Dev. Bid her enter, then, and show her man to the livery.
How do you input double acute and grave accents when you write in Windows ?
Do you have a shortcut for them ?
In example, when you wrote: “A woman, without her man, is nothing.”
I’m interested in how you entered those characters.
It doesn’t make sense the second way. If you are referring to man as a whole gender group (“without her, man is nothing”) it doesn’t make sense to refer to “A woman” as in one specific woman.