Thursday, October 30, 2008

Public Apology.

My dear, gentle and maybe slightly aggravated readers, I, known only to you as Ophelia, deeply apologize.
I sincerely hope that you are asking, "Why, since she's so perfect, is she apologizing?" but I highly doubt it.
I've been a bad, bad girl. Last night, my mother took me aside and showed me the errors of my ways.*Gasping followed by sobbing pierces the air* Punctuation errors. And Grammar errors. Lots of them. What you see now is the corrected version.
My main problem is that I am addicted to commas. I tend to throw rules to the wind and follow my heart when it comes to punctuation because it's so much more expressive that way. Actually, I'm rather proud of myself for not placing a comma before that "because" because that is one of my most frequent errors. In conclusion, I will try to do better, but until then, let's just say those little so-called, "mistakes" are me taking advantage of poetic license.
P.S. As a side note, my mother claims that poetic license is just an excuse for being lazy.


Anonymous said...

Ok, I know I haven't caught all the errors yet, but the really egregious ones have been removed. If anyone finds more, would you please send them to me, printed on the face of a twenty dollar bill? If you'd like the expedited service, you may choose to write up the errors on a one hundred dollar bill instead.

the mother

Gabby said...

Well at lest you not as bad as me!!

Gabby said...

And see there is one for you. That "you" up above was going to be spelled "your" but oh well what can i say my finger sliped ;)

Karen said...

Ophelia, I adore commas, too, but must use moderation so as not to annoy my readers.

One hint that you probably already know: read your post OUT LOUD before you publish it...sometimes our mistakes can jump out at us then!

Mrs. E