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Monday, December 2, 2013

Don't Say That Period

I was on the phone with someone, I won't say with whom, last week, and the conversation was going well until he said, "That being said however comma."

Whoa, Jack. Was that necessary? He'd negated everything he just said. Did have to give me an acid burn, too?

I interrupted him. Rude, I know, but I couldn't overlook his egregious comment. "You don't need to do that," I said.

"What? Do what?" he asked.

"What you just did."

"What did I just do?" He was irritated that I'd interrupted him.

"You don't have to speak your punctuation," I told him.

He was silent.

I reassured him. "I'm a writer. I can do punctuation in my head."


Jo said...

Me too

William Kendall said...

I've never heard anyone speak the punctuation!

Anonymous said...

You're a writer? You have an improper sentence in this post. Check yourself before you wreck yourself lady.

Lucy Adams said...

Dear Anonymous,
Thank you for leaving your kind comment and for carefully reading this post. Upon review, I see that indeed I omitted the word "he" in a sentence. I do hope that you were still able to laugh at the punch line despite my horrible error. It's a shame that writers can't write anymore.