Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Classical Edition

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No offense to her. We are, none of us, holding a candle to Billy Shakes.

6 comments:

  1. I'm really bothered by my use of commas in that second sentence. They're entirely wrong, aren't they?

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  2. I don't think they are wrong. I tried it with a semi colon instead of the first comma, but I think two commas is right.

    Chili? O'Mama?

    BTW, Love the post. As much as I enjoyed the quick easy read of the Twilight Saga, it is indeed NO Billy Shakes. Also this: Billy Shakes is my new favorite name.

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  3. The thing is that now they make that clause like a parenthetical but if you take out the parenthetical the sentence doesn't say what I meant it to say. So I'm dubious about the commas. I think they maybe shouldn't be there at all, but if they aren't there at all then it's like one long runon word which doesn't work either.

    I was going to go with the BShakes version but somehow Billy Shakes feels better.

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  4. In that case, perhaps this:

    We are not, any of us, holding a candle to Billy Shakes.

    What do you think?

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  5. See? I think you figured it out. That seems right to me. Oops. Better luck to me BEFORE the publish button next time.

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  6. Ah, well. We love you with or without commas!

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