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    Comma Queen, Series Première, με βασίλισσα του κόμματος την Μαίρη Νόρρις, επιμελήτρια ύλης του New Yorker. Πρώτο στη σειρά βιντεάκι. Θα παρακολουθήσω και τα υπόλοιπα.

    Comma Queen: Possesed (March 27, 2015)

    Comma Queen: Let's Get Restrictive (April 8, 2015)

    Mad Dash
    Comma Queen Mary Norris clarifies the difference between the hyphen (-), the en dash (–), and the em dash (—).

    Mad Dash, The Sequel
    Dickens doubled them, Dickinson juggled them. Everybody loves those crazy dashes. Here’s a primer on how to get the most out of your hyphen key.

    The Semicolon; or Mastering the Giant Comma


    Mary Norris began working at The New Yorker in 1978, and has been a query proofreader at the magazine since 1993. Her first book is “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen” (Norton).
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    For Want of a Comma, or... when the lack of a comma costs $10 million (ouch!)

    A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks.

    What ensued in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in a 29-page court decision handed down on Monday, was an exercise in high-stakes grammar pedantry that could cost a dairy company in Portland, Me., an estimated $10 million.
    (more at the NY Times)

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    Προς το παρόν:
    Μένω ΕυρώπηΣύγκρουση ιδεών, όχι βία και μισαλλοδοξία: δεν οδηγούν πουθενά. (Λ. Κύρκος)Θα περάσει κι αυτό
    ΕΝΑ ΝΗΜΑ ΤΗΝ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΤΗΝ ΑΝΙΑ ΚΑΝΕΙ ΠΕΡΑ. Staying hungry, staying foolish. Το διαδίκτυο βλάπτει όταν δεν σκέφτεσαι.

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    thanks, cougar.
    This article explains it more succinctly ... and there's a gerund missing too (distributing vs distribution), that added to the ambiguity.

    https://qz.com/932004/the-oxford-com...truck-drivers/

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