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Metapunctuation : When a Comma Isnt Enough Lewis Burke Frumkes

Metapunctuation : When a Comma Isnt Enough

Lewis Burke Frumkes

Published May 12th 2000
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Kindle Edition
162 pages
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DONT STOP WITH THE PERIODThe richness of English comes from its enormous vocabulary—upward of a million words. But how many punctuation marks are available to help communicate all the subtlety and nuances of the language? A piddling handful ofMoreDONT STOP WITH THE PERIODThe richness of English comes from its enormous vocabulary—upward of a million words. But how many punctuation marks are available to help communicate all the subtlety and nuances of the language? A piddling handful of tired, overworked dots, dashes, and devices that fall short when it comes to delivering the written word as the writer intended it. Metapunctuation, the product of the brilliant if somewhat askew mind of Lewis Burke Frumkes, adds the absent flair and precision, ends ambiguity, and makes manifest all of Englishs unspoken jabs, frowns, inflections, passions, and innuendos with marks such as:phobic brackets to enclose fear gone wildly out of controlinfatuation marks to indicate a frivolous kind of lovering of indignation to really let em have itpasion waves for prose ranging from purple to bluecontempto-drips for utter disdain