Friday, May 19, 2006

Commas Be Gone!

I keep letting extra commas slip into my writing. I've been writing more at work lately and it reminds me of a problem I've had for as long as I can remember. I use too many commas. My fingers just blast them into places they don't belong. It's as if my right middle finger has a mind of its own. I remember receiving papers back from teachers and having lots of slashed commas. I got over the problem when I was a technical writer. I wrote much more carefully then. But I'm back to my old tricks. I'm familiar with the guidelines for comma usage. I just a have a tick and it expresses itself this way.

I reread one of my recent blog posts and found an extra comma. That was too much. I've had it up to here! I think I'll remove the comma key from my keyboard for a while. That'll teach me a lesson. I'm not really clear on what the lesson will be, but I'm doing it anyway.

Down with excessive commas!

By the way, I just used the spell checker provided in Blogger for the first time. It does not recognize the word blog. That's kinda funny.


Sophzilla said...

You might also work out some tension if you smashed the comma key. I guess you could get a replacement later. I have a problem with dashes -- too many of them.

Eclectchick said...

I, too, suffer from comma and hyphenitis. If you find a cure, please let your fellow 'itis' sufferers know.
Thank you.

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