I thought during the holiday weekend I would write an article about writing and more, and why one shouldn’t listen to naysayers along with using the Punctuation Police and the Grammar Gestapo as examples. It was a lighthearted post about dealing with serious matters that could stop many before they even start. So I was absolutely flabbergasted when I was alerted to a debate raging in the NY Times™ of all places about “a period” in the Declaration Of Independence and whether or not it was a typo! This is nearly 240 years after the fact and the PP are going after Thomas Jefferson! To wit:
If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue
A Period Is Questioned in the Declaration of Independence
And I thought they were tough on me…We’re talking Jefferson here! What’s next – the period in my last name will now be questioned?!!! People, you can’t make this stuff up. It’s just too insane, and that’s crazy.
© 2014 Mark St.Cyr