Saturday, December 13, 2014

Comma Coma #1: Interrupting the Flow of the, Oh My Gosh, Sentence

Of course there should be a comma between "Better" and "Dammit" in the name of this blog, but as long as we know the rule, we can break it.

Write Better Dammit, this blog, is an homage to #writebetterdammit the tag on the website Hubski.  The tag was first used by Caio and is one of my favourites on that website.  

What is Hubski?  It has been called "an online pub with creative and thoughtful people belly-up at the bar of reason and sanity."  I found it while searching for the Higgs-Boson.

There should be a comma between "Write Better" and "Dammit" in the name of this blog because "Dammit" is what is known as an interjection.  It is inserted into spoken and written language to convey emotion and is separated from the rest of the sentence by commas.

There are several comma rules and that is one of them:  Put commas around words that interrupt the flow of a sentence in order to write better, dammit.

EDIT:  Comma inserted August 31, 2015.

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