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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Why is it that people with PhD's don't know how to use commas?!?! Yeeeaaaarrrgggghhhh!
Posted by Arbitrista @ 11:16 AM
  • For the same reason people with PhDs don't know how to use apostrophes? :P (touché, I know). Maybe they're just German and they have different comma standards??? :)

    By Blogger Super Babe, at 2:23 PM  
  • That's the thing with commas. You either use too many, or not enough.

    By Blogger Seeking Solace, at 8:25 PM  
  • Sigh. The comma issue is annoying, but the misuse of apostrophes is my biggest issue. One of my colleagues (has a PhD in Political Science) is one of those people who makes almost every plural a possessive... um, really? Did we not attend 3rd grade English?!?

    By Blogger comebacknikki, at 11:37 PM  
  • Ha. I suppose I set myself up for that, putting an apostrophe after PhD. Do I really do that all the time? Why didn't anybody say anything before?

    By Blogger Arbitrista, at 7:04 AM  
  • Hahaha! I didn't even notice that! I was actually referring to my department chair. :-)

    By Blogger comebacknikki, at 3:10 PM  
  • Ooooh. I thought you were just being fantastically snarky!

    By Blogger Arbitrista, at 4:34 PM  
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