I Just Don't Have Any Comma Sense



I think if I had to pay for every time I used a comma, my Visa card would already be maxed.

I love using comma’s, however I truthfully have no idea where they go or where to place them. I usually just insert them wherever I take a breath in my thinking, or whenever I want to make a sentence look more esthetically attractive.

(I’m a Libra, what can I tell you?)

I mean does a comma always go after the word but or so?

But, I like it that way.

So, tell me the truth.

And does a comma always proceed the word because?

I walked across the street, because I needed to get to the other side.

Another place I’m confused about comma usage is in this sentence.

Yesterday, I came home from work to find that the comma key on my computer was missing. I freaked!

Should a comma go after the word yesterday?

And do I really need to use a common in this sentence?

Happy Birthday, my friend.

Lately, I’ve been trying to notice how other writers use comma’s in their blog posts, but I still can’t find an answer because everyone seems to use comma’s differently.

I also read something online that said you can never really use too many comma’s. So, if in doubt….use them.

But, I serious sense that one day I may use up all the comma's in the world, and will have to resort to this….

Hi (comma) my name is Ron Carnavil (comma) and I’m seriously thinking about taking an English course (comma) because I have no comma sense. So (comma) can someone recommend a school (comma) or I fear there will soon be a comma shortage.

So, if you could share any tips about comma usage in your comments, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you everyone!

P.S. Oh….and by the way, right after I wrote this post, I found an interesting picture on the internet depicting the various positions that comma’s do the nasty.



Horny little buggers, aren’t they?

It’s no wonder I love using comma’s.

52 comments

  1. I think you use them wisely m'dear and there's plenty to go around so help yourself. ;)

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  2. oh ron, you just had to hit me with that last picture. now i must print it out and hang it over my, uh, what was my comment, i forgot.

    something about a comma. i just throw those suckers in there. maybe that's why i post pictures now instead of writing.

    okay i'm so not focused now. this comma makes no sense.

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  3. OMG Ron!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe this post and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE commas even more, being an English teacher, that is!
    When I get back to France, I'm going to send you an email, rest assured!

    Hugs, Leese

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  4. OH the Comma Sutra is a RIOT! LOL
    Well, I am certainly not the one to ask about punctuation or grammar. OMG, I use OMG's, LOL's, Bwahahaha's, commas, brackets for hugs, ellipsis.... you know... and asterisks when I want to *emphasize* something. And what is a sentence without a winky. ;) I mean, please...

    I wrote better years ago, before emails and the internet. Another blog friend who still likes to handwrite notes and be pen pals with people has a pet peeve about poor grammar and punctuation. Whenever I send her an email I check it about three times! Goddess forbid I use 'their' intead of 'there' or make another blunder like that. And fugetabout using acronyms or slangs like ROFLMAO. Although, she does allow an occasional haha.

    As for commas, I don't know. I use them, like you, when I think there should be a break.

    I'm sooooo long-winded I have to put them in or you'de pass out trying to read one of my sentences in it's entirity because they have the potential to get really long much longer than they should be that I need to pause now and then and take a little breath and think about what I want to say so that you will understand it like I want it to be understood and that's a good thing isn't it because after all I am the writer of my sentences and you are the reader and without commas it would get terribly confusing and then you wouldn't want for me to leave you comments anymore because you would be reading forever and forever and forever without a break and what good is that really when really all you want to do is try and understand what the heck is being said but you can't do that without some pauses and breaks in between you know I am right right???

    I think I just gave myself a headache. ;)

    Have a wonderful week Ron! xo

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  5. You are hilarious. (period not comma) or I could say: Ron, (comma) You are hilarious. (period) Those dang grammar czars...forget the punctuation. Have people insert their own to make their own interpretations!

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  6. Love the graphic! I am way into grammar although I realize that I don't always get it right. Maybe we need an English teacher to give us a tutorial.

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  7. Copy editor to the rescue!

    First, don't worry. Commas regenerate (see Comma Sutra illustration). You will not use them all up.

    In your first example, no comma is needed before "because," BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN a comma is never needed before "because."

    It all depends on the information following "because."

    Examples:

    He didn’t run, because he was afraid.

    He didn’t run because he was afraid.

    In the first sentence, “because he was afraid” isn’t necessary; the main thing is that he didn’t run, and the reason is incidental. The second sentence, which omits the comma, is unclear. It might mean that he ran, but not because he was afraid. To prevent confusion, sometimes you need the comma. (from the Chicago Manual of Style.)

    Second example: You usually don't need a comma after a one-word clause like "Yesterday."

    Third example: Yes, you need a comma after "Happy Birthday," or any interjection like "Well" or "Oh."

    Your rule of inserting a comma when you would take a breath if speaking is a sound one. The English language is tedious and full of contradictions. Therefore, ignore this entire comment and just go have fun with commas!

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  8. Commas used to be my friends. In grammar school I learned all the rules and memorized them. They were important to me. like prepositions, Use them correctly or lose those points.
    Nowadays, (is that comma correctly placed???) I don't see that many commas floating around. Though I do see commas before the word "and". I remember that just the connective "and" was enough. So, Ron, :) even while I watch for comma placement in other, more literate posts, I gave up. Rules, Shmools - coma, shoma. I just spew it out and if I think it needs a comma, I comma. Though it would be nice to get a corrected post back giving me an idea of just how literate i really am. Maybe our writing style reflects how we live our lives. Clean, neat and precise, maybe even pristine, coloring inside the lines and following the rules. You know, constipating. Or, like me, however hard I tried I never got that damn crayon to keep inside the line. I was a bad girl and by comma expert standards probably still am.
    p.s. capitalizing is not my favorite sport. lower case is just so much easier. but then i get worried people will be insulted if when their name has no capital first letter. do you think e.e. cummings cared about this conundrum?

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  9. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    Thanks, m'dear! However, if you have any comma's you're not using, I would gladly trade them for an exclaimation point - HA!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for stopping by! Happy Monday!

    X

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  10. Morning Val~

    "oh ron, you just had to hit me with that last picture. now i must print it out and hang it over my, uh, what was my comment, i forgot."

    Bwhahahahhahahahahaha! I KNEW you would love the graphic! Isn't it hilarious?

    Yes, I'm the exact same way...I throw those suckers in everywhere! I'm also a horrible speller. I need to hired a proof reader - HA!

    Always great seeing ya, girl! Thanks for stopping by!

    Wishing you a comma sutra day!

    X

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  11. Bonjour Lessa~

    Tee, hee! I just couldn't resist sharing that last graphic. I laughed so hard when I saw it!!

    "When I get back to France, I'm going to send you an email, rest assured!"

    OMG...THANK YOU! I know you're a teacher, so I would GREATLY appreciate that!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend! Hope you're having a lovely time on your trip. I'm so enjoying your photos!

    Happy Monday!

    X

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  12. Trying hard to avoid laughing here, especially over that last pic, but my writing advisor told me that you should use as few commas as possible. 'They're not a pepper pot to be shaken all over the manuscript,' she said. However, (used there to exaggerate pause)I tend to bung them in for special effect. OK, I know, it's incorrect but who cares. Note, no comma before the word 'but' since there's no break required in that short sentence. I think poetic licence can be claimed if we get it wrong..... grins.

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  13. Goood Morning Crystal Chick~

    Bwhahahahahahahhaahhahaha!

    OMG, your comment was HYSTERICAL! That last paragraph was BRILLIANT! My eyes were crossing!!!

    "I wrote better years ago, before emails and the internet."

    THANK YOU! Me too! Writing on the internet is like learning a whole new language. It took me a year to figure out what ROFLMAO meant - HA! I can't even tell you the last time I actually wrote a letter to someone (with a piece of paper and a pen).

    And what's really funny, is that I SWORE I would NEVER use these (((( )))). However, now I use them all the time!

    Oh and paaleese....let's not ever talk about my spelling. I have to check and recheck my blog posts 10 times before I publish them. And then what kills me is that several days later...I find a MISSPELLED word!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! Always a joy sharing with ya!

    Have a FABU week!

    (((( M ))))

    X

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  14. Goood Morning SuziCate~

    "(period not comma) or I could say: Ron, (comma) You are hilarious. (period)"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG, can you imagine if we actually had to write that way? It would take FOREVER to write a post!

    "Those dang grammar czars...forget the punctuation. Have people insert their own to make their own interpretations!"

    RIGHT ON!!!!

    Or, should I say....WRITE ON? HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, Suzie! Have a wonderful Monday!

    X

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  15. Good Morning Jen~

    " am way into grammar although I realize that I don't always get it right."

    Oh, I know....that's why I try and look at your posts to see where you use comma's. Especially when it comes to using them after But or So.

    So, thank you!

    Always great seeing ya, my friend! Have a flawless week!

    X

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  16. Hola JD~

    "Your rule of inserting a comma when you would take a breath if speaking is a sound one. The English language is tedious and full of contradictions. Therefore, ignore this entire comment and just go have fun with commas!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaaha! OMG, girl....that made me laugh my ass off! You are too funny!

    But, I can't thank you ENOUGH for sharing that information - you're a DOLL!

    (((( JD ))))

    I will refer back to this when I need help.

    I had no idea you were a copy writer?!!? That's why your posts are written so flawlessly!

    Thanks soooooooo much for stopping by, JD!

    Have comma sutra day!

    X

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  17. Good Morning Grandmother Crone~

    "Rules, Shmools - coma, shoma. I just spew it out and if I think it needs a comma, I comma."

    HA! That's exactly how I've been doing it.

    "In grammar school I learned all the rules and memorized them. They were important to me. like prepositions, Use them correctly or lose those points."

    Me too! I went to catholic grammar school and GODFORBID we use something in the wrong way. OMG...we were going straight to hell. HAHAHAHAHA!

    "Maybe our writing style reflects how we live our lives. Clean, neat and precise, maybe even pristine, coloring inside the lines and following the rules. You know, constipating."

    Great point!

    "Or, like me, however hard I tried I never got that damn crayon to keep inside the line. I was a bad girl and by comma expert standards probably still am."

    Yup...that's me! But, it's so much more fun coloring outside the lines, isn't it?

    "capitalizing is not my favorite sport."

    Yes, there are certain bloggers who don't capitalize in their posts and I actually think it looks cool.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, dear lady! Always such pleasure talking with you!

    Have a beautiful Monday!

    X

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  18. Good Morning Valerie~

    Tee, hee....

    Glad you had giggle at that last pic. I just couldn't resist sharing it. Aren't I wicked?

    "my writing advisor told me that you should use as few commas as possible. 'They're not a pepper pot to be shaken all over the manuscript."

    Yes....I've heard that too! I think it was is Oscar Wild who said that he would insert all the comma's he thought he needed while writing, and then go back and take out more than HALF of them.

    "I tend to bung them in for special effect."

    Yes, me too. I write how I speak.

    "I think poetic licence can be claimed if we get it wrong..... grins."

    *grins*

    You're right!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady! Always a delight to see you!

    Have a beautiful day!

    X

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  19. I believe I was told in school at some point that you use a comma in writing like a pause in speaking. That makes sense but then they go and throw in colons, semi-colons, dashes and whatnot to confuse the hell out of me and everyone else that never leard to diagram a sentence!

    You use your commas and exclamation points as you will, Ron. That's what spell/grammar check is for, right?

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  20. Hiya Nitebyrd~

    "That makes sense but then they go and throw in colons, semi-colons, dashes and whatnot to confuse the hell out of me and everyone else that never leard to diagram a sentence!"

    OMG..I'm the same damn way! And let's not even talk about semi-colons! I onced asked a group of people who were having lunch with me one day, about when you use a semi-colon. And NO ONE could give me a definite answer. And some of these people had been school teachers - HA!

    Do you remember diagraming a sentence in school? I NEVER understood it.

    Thanks for stopping by, Sis! Have a FAB day!

    X ya!

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  21. Hey Ronnie,
    OK, now we will ALL have to go back and hit the books!
    I'm probably just as screwed up as you are as I've been living and speaking in another language the last 20 years!
    Pardon my English if Iam doing errors!

    (No seriously,it is a good thing to brush on the the basics :) )

    xoxo

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  22. Bonjour Barbara~

    "OK, now we will ALL have to go back and hit the books!"

    That's actually a great idea! A brush-up course in English!

    "I'm probably just as screwed up as you are as I've been living and speaking in another language the last 20 years!"

    Oh...but I think it's so wonderful that you speak several languages! I really should learn at least, Spanish.

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Barb! Hope you're enjoying a beautiful Monday!

    xoxoxo

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  23. comma sense - comma sutra??!! so punny!
    If I really tug on my obscure, faded memories from 12th grade English, I seem to recall my teacher telling us to only use commas in composing compound sentences (two complete thoughts with a subject and predicate) or to separate items in a list. Otherwise, she would cross them out of our papers.

    But really, who knows? it is a mystery.

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  24. Hellooooo Dear Diane~

    "comma sense - comma sutra??!! so punny!"

    HAHAHAAHAHA...so punny!

    LOVE IT!

    "two complete thoughts with a subject and predicate.'

    Yup, I read that online. The problem, is that I can't figure out what two complete thoughts are. Especially mine - HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Now, the separate items I can understand, like, pencils, pens, erasers, etc.

    But, I think you're right, my friend....

    comma's are a mystery.

    Always so wonderful seeing you, Diane! Hope you're enjoying a FAB day!

    X

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  25. The French are very generous with commas. I state this before anything else since I'm afraid that eight years spent in this gorgeous land of chic might have influenced me. On the contrary, the French don't like hyphens - I am a big aficionado of the lil' line - they use ;s.

    Commas can be us to phrase or sequence sentences so using them after time definers like 'yesterday' is ok, but in my opinion makes the text fast quite heavy if over employed. 'Because' usually takes a comma pal along, since it is a clause. Happy b-day 'comma' my friend is also about sequencing. Use it or not - just like perfume.

    Luckily language gives us choices - just like fashion. See, here I go again with my beloved hyphens... oh la la!

    Have a stylish week Ron!

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  26. Bonjour Susu~

    OMG...I loved your last line in your comment.

    "Luckily language gives us choices - just like fashion."

    How faaaaaabulous!

    "The French are very generous with commas."

    aahhh...so perhaps I have a bit of French blood in my veins.

    Oui, oui!

    "Happy b-day 'comma' my friend is also about sequencing. Use it or not - just like perfume."

    Love that too...just like perfume!

    Thank you so very much for stopping by and adding your knowledge to this post, Susu!

    You do it with such FLAIR!

    Hope you had a FABU day, beautiful lady!

    X

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  27. Well grammerhopper, I see that you are well on your way to being a master. Study hard and in 1,000,000,000,000 years you'll have learned all the rules for commas, semi-colons and apostrophes.

    Or you can simplify your writing. See spot run. No confusion there. Put Coma here.

    Hey,loved your post, and loved the graphic.

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  28. I never know when to use a comma or a semi-colon or any of that! So, I just let my mother do all the grammar editing for my book!

    PS: That photo is hilarious!

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  29. Greetings Greg~

    Welcome! Thanks for stopping by and sharing a comment. Nice to meet you!

    "Study hard and in 1,000,000,000,000 years you'll have learned all the rules for commas, semi-colons and apostrophes."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG...that was funny! Yeah, and that's probably how long it would take me!

    So, I think I'll take your advice and simplify my writing with...

    "See spot run. Run Spot run."

    HA! I didn't think anyone remembered those books except me!

    Please stop by anytime! Enjoy your evening!

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  30. Hello Meleah~

    "So, I just let my mother do all the grammar editing for my book!"

    Oh...you are sooooooo lucky!

    Do you think she would consider editing my blog posts? HA!

    Isn't the photo a HOOT? Thanks for stopping by, girl! Always great to see ya!

    Enjoy your evening!

    X

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  31. Now you know you're going to run out of exclamation points way before you run out of commas

    I use commas the way I hear the sentence in my head - if I pause, I put in a comma

    unless I'm really congested that day
    then I usually take out some commas when proofing

    who was it that said - right before you leave the house for the day take off one accessory
    same premise I guess

    apparently commas breed like bunnies (or reality show stars) so I'm thinking you won't run out

    love, love, love ya!!

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  32. Hello Dianne~

    "Now you know you're going to run out of exclamation points way before you run out of commas."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You're damn right I am!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I do the same thing....I tend to use comma's wherever I hear a pause. Or in my case, whenever I take a breath between my NEW YORK WAY of talking REAL fast! Which reminds me....I was talking on the phone with my mother one night last week and she said, "For GODSAKES, Ron...SLOW DOWN...I can barely understand what you're saying!!!"

    HAHAHHAHAHA!

    I love how you said this...

    "right before you leave the house for the day take off one accessory
    same premise I guess"

    That's a great way to look at comma's!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, dear lady!

    Always such a delight to see you!

    Hope you had a great day! Hey, did you feel the coolness in the air today? Fall is almost here!

    X to you and the gang!

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  33. <-- Libra

    It is NOT my fault!

    <-- English Major

    That one IS my fault. ;-)

    Double Majored--so ya know...the other was in Psychology.

    It was really, really, REALLY necessary cuz of the first major. *laughing*


    As for 'the rule'?

    <-- Libra

    Need I say more? :-D

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  34. Howdy Mel~

    "Double Majored--so ya know...the other was in Psychology.

    It was really, really, REALLY necessary cuz of the first major. *laughing*"

    Bwhahahahahahaha!!! OMG, Mel...that made me HOWL!! You are HYSTERICAL! Yeah, I know how you feel because I would have needed Psychology if Engish was my major too!!

    "As for 'the rule'?

    <-- Libra

    Need I say more? :-D"

    Applause...applause...applause!

    Spoken like a true Libra! Brava!

    Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by, dear lady!

    Hope you had a maaaaavalous Monday!

    X ya!!!

    (((( Mel )))

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  35. Hey Ron,

    Like you I just use them where they sound good--hmmmm wonder what a comma really sounds like, I looked at the picture and those were not the sounds I was thinking about but back to where I was going, I always read my posts out loud and just hear commas crying to be added so that's where they go, so with that said you will probably never figure out my comma usage and if you do please help me out by filling me in.

    Enjoyed the post(comma)Buddy!!!

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  36. Howdy Jimmy~

    "Like you I just use them where they sound good--hmmmm wonder what a comma really sounds like. I looked at the picture and those were not the sounds I was thinking about."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Me neither!!!

    "I always read my posts out loud."

    OMG, I do the SAME THING, Jimmy! I find that if I read my posts out loud, I can get a better feel for what I'm saying. Then what I do, is reread it again, but silently. For some reason, I tend to find all my misspellings that way.

    But you're right...I don't think I'm ever gonna figure out comma usage. So, I guess I'll just continue to throw them in wherever I feel like it!

    ALWAYS so great seeing ya!

    Thanks for stopping by (comma) Buddy!

    X

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  37. I share in your comma dilemma and just do what you do....put them wherever I might take a breath. I sometimes worry I might be judged on punctuation, spelling and grammar. But then I figure what are a few misspelled words, typos and extra commas among friends!!!

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  38. I'm like you. I use the comma where ever I damn well feel like it. I write as if I'm talking to you, so I use the comma like an inflection in my speech, see?
    I am originally from Chicago, but when I moved away to Minnesota in 1974 I had to learn how to speak Minnesotan. Here is how they do it "Up Nort"
    You start every sentence with the word So, and end every one with the word, Then. If you live North of the border in Canada, just add the word Eh, as a question at the end.

    Minnesotan:
    So, you use a lot of commas then?

    Canadian:
    So, you use a lot of commas then, eh?

    See, it's easy, and it's fun, too.

    Peace.

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  39. Good Morning Susie~

    "I share in your comma dilemma and just do what you do....put them wherever I might take a breath."

    Glad to hear that, my friend!

    It seems that a lot of people do the same thing. I suppose comma's are there to use as we wish....

    ..freedom of comma speech!

    HAHAHHAAHAHHAHAHA!

    And you're right...what's a few extra comma's among friends?

    Always great seeing ya, Susie! I'm sooooooo happy you're back blogging!!!!

    Have a great Tuesday!

    X

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  40. Comma Sutra? I LOVE that. It made me snort laugh!

    I know I misuse language WAY too much nowadays but I just figure I'm way too old to give a good crap anymore!. I used to obsess over it and misusue of certain woods and I'm trying to just let go of it. I know I SO overuse CAPITAL letters but sometimes I feel it's the only way to emphasize what I want to say.

    I say screw 'em and commagate all you want.

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  41. Howdy Spadoman~

    OMG...I LOVED your comment!!!!!

    You are too funny, man!

    I've don't think I've ever heard a Minnesotan speak, however I HAVE heard many Canadians....and you're absolutely right! They often seem to end their sentences with an "eh?"

    "I write as if I'm talking to you, so I use the comma like an inflection in my speech, see?"

    You GO, boy! Freedom of comma's!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy!

    Always great seeing you! Enjoy your day!

    X

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  42. Goooood Morning Peg~

    Comma Sutra...

    ....I've decided that's going to be my next favorite saying, when referring to my LOVE of comma's!

    ((( ,,,,,,, )))

    "I know I SO overuse CAPITAL letters but sometimes I feel it's the only way to emphasize what I want to say."

    OMG....I'm the same way! I love using CAPS! Many people think it means yelling, but to me it means excitement. I'm ITALIAN, and Italians always talk with excitement!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend!

    Happy Tuesday to ya!

    X

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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  43. Oh man, you just had to go there, didn't you? Heh...

    A comma is indicative of a pause, but I too tend to overuse them when I'm not paying attention. What I typically do is write what I'm going to say, step away for a few minutes, then come back and see if my pauses make sense. Often times my writing will sound like a William Shatner bit with, too many, commas, in, it (there's....something, on, the, wing!).

    Now, don't get me started on "it's" vs "its". That's a conversation we can only have over a fifth of Jack Daniels, 'cause it drives me crazy! ;-)

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  44. Howdy Herman~

    "Oh man, you just had to go there, didn't you?"

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHHA!

    I know. Aren't I wicked?

    "Often times my writing will sound like a William Shatner bit with, too many, commas, in, it (there's....something, on, the, wing!)."

    Bwhahahahahahahaahahaha!

    OMG, man....YOU. CRACK. ME. UP!!!

    But hey, listen...thanks for giving me the tip about stepping away for a few minutes, and then come back and see if my pauses make sense.

    That's a GREAT idea!

    "Now, don't get me started on "it's" vs "its". That's a conversation we can only have over a fifth of Jack Daniels, 'cause it drives me crazy!"

    Ok, but I'll have a glass of red wine - HA!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend! You're a HOOT!

    I hope you're feeling better!

    X to you, the Mrs., and Tyler!

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  45. Rules, schmules (yea, I made that one up)...I ain't following no more rules. There are too many rules.

    I put commas all over the place, like you, when I take a breath (which in reality since I NEVER shut up and take a breath there should be no commas ever in my life anywhere on anyday but I use them anyway so that even if I didn't want to take a break my reader might want to take a break because they don't talk as much as me or have as much to say about things and life and stuff (period)

    Which brings me to (periods) When can we abolish ALL periods (girls-you know what I am saying)...hahahahahaha......

    When I first started writing my blog I was all worried about proper English and the impressions I was making but then I got over it. This is my blog, a story about my life and thoughts and it is what it is. Just like what you get in real life with me. I am who I am. Real as it gets, no fake NOTHING here. And if you want realism, stick with me. If you want perfection, well you better start searching elsewhere (and good luck finding that one)!

    Great post (breath) as usual RON!

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  46. Hi Jan~

    "Which brings me to (periods) When can we abolish ALL periods (girls-you know what I am saying)...hahahahahaha......"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH...you KILL me!

    "I am who I am. Real as it gets, no fake NOTHING here. And if you want realism, stick with me. If you want perfection, well you better start searching elsewhere (and good luck finding that one)!"

    You GO, girl!

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Jan! ALWAYS enjoyed!

    Have a faaaaaaabulous Thursday!

    And please say MEOW to Baxter for me!

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  47. I probably use them more than necessary, but what the hell.

    The punctuation mark that always throws me for a loop is the dreaded semi-colon. Nasty little boogers.

    In parting, I sing, "Comma, Romma, Domma, Lamma, Ding-Dong!"

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  48. Howdy Mr. Jeff~

    "In parting, I sing, "Comma, Romma, Domma, Lamma, Ding-Dong!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH....you are a RIOT! I totally forgot about that song!

    "The punctuation mark that always throws me for a loop is the dreaded semi-colon. Nasty little boogers."

    THANK YOU! And I agree. I just recently started to use them more, but I have no idea how the HELL I'm using them.

    Thanks for stopping by, buddy!

    Hope you had a faaaaaabulous time on your R&R!

    Have a grrrrrrreat night!

    X

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  49. Yup, I'm a comma person too... LOVE THEM.

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  50. Hellooooooooo Katherine~

    It's soooooo great to see ya!

    "Yup, I'm a comma person too... LOVE THEM."

    Yaaaaaaaay...comma lovers UNITE!

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    There's an extra few in case you need any - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady!

    Hope you had a super day!

    X

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  51. Afternoon!

    As an author who must answer to an editor, I couldn't help noticing that in most of the reponses here, people refer to commas as comma's. Unless the comma possesses something, it doesn't need the apostrophe folks! ;)

    Of course, we *could* say: "We are debating the comma's use," and be technically correct because it is modifying a noun.

    Interesting reading, thanks.

    J.

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  52. Greetings J~

    Thank you so much for stopping by and adding your comma knowledge on this post.

    You taught me something! Muchly appreciated!

    Enjoy your weekend!

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