Tuesday, October 31, 2006

speakers 1, punctuation 0

so i'm looking at this fine post for examples of speaker style for a lecture i'm giving tomorrow and had to point out this tiny, minute detail.

the content of the post is awfully long, and the author makes use of sentence-final punctuation pretty regularly throughout except for the very last sentence. i know that some of us have argued that sentence-final punctuation might be seen as unnecessary (some might say redundant) in one-sentence utterances because of the visible line break declaring the end of the sentence, but it's pretty salient when you see punctuation explicitly missing at that point in an otherwise punctuated piece of discourse.

also, the use of ^ is way cool.

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