Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A little humor with your breakfast.

There's been a thread on Rhys Bowen's blog about the use of the serial comma -- that punctuation before the last "and" in a series of three or more. (See the link to RB's "Rhys's Pieces" blog down in the right column.)

I came up with quite a good whimsy. If you punctuate the phrase "Snap, Crackle, and Pop" just so, is that using a "cereal" comma?

Get it? See what I did there? Cereal comma. How we roared! No, no, stop . . . I'm killing you, I know, I know, he guffawed, slapping his thigh and clutching his sides lest they split with mirth.

("Cereal" comma. Heh, heh, heh.)

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