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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Very "Eats, shoots and leaves"

Yep, even the Economist have picked up on various commas being in wrong place on the tube security poster

But aren't we supposed to call the police?


"Posters plastered over the London Underground after the Madrid bombings seemed oddly keen to encourage natural British reticence rather than vigilance. They may, of course, have been planted by punctuation zealots to illustrate to the grammatically lazy the importance of using commas and semi-colons correctly."

I can just see the author of
Eats, Shoots and Leaves either getting out her valium or calling her agent for another book deal.

Nice to know that Quin in the comments here spotted the same a few days ago.

Thanks for your email, Mike, showing that it's made it to the Economist too.


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