Monday, March 14, 2011

No Price Too High

A woman traveling in Europe wanted to purchase a tailor-made dress from a French designer.  Texting her husband, she wrote, “Found beautiful dress.  Price $3,000.  May I buy?”  Her husband responded, “No price to high.”  Elated, she purchased the dress and returned home at the conclusion of her trip.  When she showed her husband the dress, he fainted.  What he meant to text was, “No, price too high.”  It is easy to forget how important punctuation is.

A couple of other great examples from are below.

No Commas:  Woman without her man is nothing.
Version 1:  Woman, without her, man is nothing.
Version 2:  Woman, without her man, is nothing. 

No Commas:  Pardon impossible to be sent to Siberia.
Version 1:  Pardon impossible, to be sent to Siberia.
Version 2:  Pardon, impossible to be sent to Siberia.

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