The Importance of Correct Punctuation
These tech-centric jokes,
song parodies, anecdotes and assorted humor have been collected from friends and
websites across the Internet. This humor is light-hearted and sometimes slightly
offensive to the easily-offended, so you are forewarned. It is all workplace-safe.
Engineers are notorious for, to put it
kindly, "creative" grammar. Misspellings, improper capitalization (or no capitalization), misplaced commas,
semicolons and quotation marks, using adjectives where adverbs belong, etc. As with the examples of sentences you
see where all the vowels are removed and you can still comprehend the meaning, most texts written by engineers are
understandable in spite of the grammatical atrocities that have been committed. Well, here is one brilliant
example of where punctuation completely alters the meaning of the paragraph.
The words in the two
paragraphs are exactly the same; only the punctuation and capitalization has been changed.
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are
generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me
for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy--will you
let me be yours?
I want a man who knows what love is.
All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior.
You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be
forever happy. Will you let me be?