The 2.13 million dollar comma

This is for anyone that thinks punctuation is optional. Yeah, I’m talking to you, kids of today.

I originally read about this on Neil Gaiman’s blog. A Canadian company stands to pay an extra $2.13 million due to one little comma appearing in a contract where no comma should have been. Now, this is obviously an unlikely thing to happen to anyone that’s just lazy when they send a text message, but it proves that grammar and punctuation are important things, not just the sick obsessions of us weird writer types.

The full story is reported on the globeandmail.com website, so check it out here.

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