January 07, 2004

Brenda Wineapple hates colons

Anita Samen says that book titles need colonoscopies. I think she might mean "colonectomies".

Douglas Armato says "we're sort of intermittently vigilant."

Kate Douglas Torrey says "it could be worse."

William Germano says that "[w]hat the colon does in black tie the semicolon does in khakis."

Willis G. Regier says that it's a reversion to the 18th-century practice that gave birth to Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and Then a Captain of Several Ships.

Read all about it: film at 11:00.

Posted by Mark Liberman at January 7, 2004 07:29 AM