Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Punctuation

 An English professor wrote the words:
 
"A woman without her man is nothing"
on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

 
All of the males in the class wrote:

"A woman, without her man, is nothing."



 
All the females in the class wrote:
"A woman: without her, man is nothing."
  
Punctuation is powerful

31 comments:

R.gers said...

Wow, nice. Although I indeed though "A woman, without her man, is nothing."

DeanO said...

I love it: "cheers",

Peggy K said...

Well said!

Karen said...

Amen, sista :-)

Mamma has spoken said...

Yes I can see it going both ways ;o)

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

Ha ha ha!! I love it! So true, too. And, of course, the females were all correct!

Deborah said...

This is so awesome!

Sally said...

LOL!!! Love this. :)

George said...

I love it. You've definitely shown the importance of punctuation.

Meme said...

A woman without, her man is NOTHING!

Wanda's Wings said...

Too cool!

Choleesa said...

That is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Copyboy said...

Hey, commas and women rule the world!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I was given this as a teen and I loved it then as I do now.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---punctuation is important for sure.... Great sentence to compare the different meanings.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

nice!
punctuation is really important!
that's for sure!

Gigi said...

Without a doubt, all the males papers were wrong. ;-)

Marlene said...

I hope the women all scored 100%. :)

blueviolet said...

Oh how I love this!

Sarah said...

And the war between the sexes continues today..

Katherines Corner said...

love it! xo

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Ha! Love it. We need that stuck to the fridge at our house : )

Jenny said...

Bravo! What fabulous insight...this is a message I will not soon forget! Even if I am always stumped by apostrophe''''''s!

TechnoBabe said...

Of course, the womens version would rate an A while the mens version would be a C.

Yum-Yum said...

WE like that so much better than "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle!" because you never really know what a fish needs, do you? But we DO KNOW THAT WITHOUT A WOMAN, A MAN...we don't even wanna THINK ABOUT IT! That a fabulous lesson in the power of punctuation to tell the whole truth and nothing BUT the truth!

NCmountainwoman said...

I've seen this before, but it makes me smile every time I see it.

The Empress said...

blogger is driving me crazy.

2 comments eaten up!! argh.

Eats, shoots, and leaves.

vs

Eats shoots and leaves.

LOVE that.

Leontien said...

haha! yes INDEED!

I love to play with punctuation, but since the English language is not my first, sometimes it is a bit difficult.

Thank you for the laugh!
Leontien

Ami said...

Let's eat, Grandpa.

Let's eat Grandpa.

Margaret Benbow said...

Nothing is mightier than a perfectly-placed comma. Yay Ms. A!

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, so important!