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I have a confession to make. From the earliest years I, when reading an example showing proper grammatical usage, has been caught in the subject.

To show a semi-colon: ‘Janice has a bonnet; Jacque has a toque’ and I wonder how Janice keeps warm in weather where a toque is more appropriate. Semi-colon be damned, Janice is freezing her ears off.

To show comma usage: “Fred has a jacket that is red, blue, green, and yellow,” and I wonder who in the hell dressed Fred. Betcha his socks were clocked in purple and mauve. Poor Fred. His mother obviously was color blind.

“Marcie, once a flower girl at her sister’s wedding, never achieved bridal status,” is an example of parentheses but I, in reading this, feel sorry for Marcie and her lack of male companionship.

I can give example after example yet each doesn’t teach so much the grammar involved as it is a fragment of someone’s life and how they’re coping.

To me, then, each example is a Rorschach test. “Ah, zo yu identify mit zee yung lady in zee bonnet. Did your mudder not let yu wear eine hat?”

I thought once I would grow out of this but I haven’t.

Anyone else willing to admit this?

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