February 13, 2008

Grace Notes from Underground

The woods are full of linguistic pejorists poised to pounce on every misplaced apostrophe as a harbinger of the imminent collapse of English. But who is there but Language Log to record the occasional burgeoning of punctuational literacy in unlikely places? Like, for example, the semicolon in a recent ad from the New York City Transit Authority. (Hat-tip to Sam Roberts.)

Posted by Geoff Nunberg at February 13, 2008 09:32 PM