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My sister sent this to me. I thought some of you might get a chuckle out of it. Enjoy!
An English professor wrote the words, "Woman without her man is nothing," on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly.
The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."
The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing."
-- Melissa (email@example.com), August 22, 2000
Thank you for an excellent demonstration of the value of appropriate punctuation usage! As an educator, I appreciate this example so I can use it to illustrate to my homeschooled children that the meaning of an entire message can be changed by something as "insignificant" as a comma or exclamation point.
-- Liz Rhein (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 22, 2000.