Tuesday, November 22, 2005

this is just strange

George Will and the ideology of punctuation
Truss, a self-described "punctuation vigilante," wrote in Eats, Shoots & Leaves that her book "gives you permission to love punctuation." According to Will, Truss's book "established her as -- depending on your sensibility -- a comma and apostrophe fascist (the liberal sensibility) or a plucky constable combating anarchy (the conservative sensibility)." Will offered no explanation for how he concluded that liberals oppose proper punctuation or that punctuation breaks down along ideological lines.

The repugs will try to make every little thing controversial! How do they come up with this nonsense?