[Humanist] 28.155 on miseducation --> on English usage

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Jun 26 07:44:59 CEST 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 155.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:27:28 +0200
        From: "Richard R Frank" <richard.frank at utoronto.ca>
        Subject: RE:  28.151 on miseducation
        In-Reply-To: <4463_1403674283_s5P5VN07007838_20140625053106.D19EF669D at digitalhumanities.org>

A comment further to Desmond Schmidt's note about grammar. 

The poor semi-colon is used more in coding these days (and to end a statement  usually, quite unlike its English grammatical counterpart) and its usage in a sentence seems to have been largely forgotten.

The "That/that/that" structure intended obviously for rhetorical flourish ends up losing some power IMHO due to the poor/erroneous punctuation. It is also somewhat out of place in a Chronicle of Higher Education.

My kingdom for an editor, someone sadly cried.

Best regards

Rick Frank,
Dufferin Research

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