Commas Can Change Meaning!

Commas are Powerful Punctuation Marks! Just a quickie tonight, because, well, I’m lazy and being indulgent.

Was talking online to a friend on IM.

She was having a rough day – we’ve all done it, you know, deleted a file we were working on and couldn’t recover it, having to do the work over again.

Frustrating stuff.

So she whined to me on IM a little bit, and when she was finished, she logged off by saying to me:

“Thanks for listening to me bitch.”

I started thinking, you know, a comma placed in that sentence could have changed the entire meaning.

“Thanks for listening to me, bitch.”

When you think about it that way, commas are pretty powerful pieces of punctuation. Eh?

Love and stuff,