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The 2.13 million dollar comma

Caught a link to this great story earlier today at scribblingwoman, one of my favourite blogs. It’s the perfect ammunition for the next time a student suggests that I take comma placement too seriously. Ha! Okay, maybe I am a bit of a grammar and punctuation nut….

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1 gomer { 08.11.06 at 8:07 pm }

I doubt Aliant Inc. was clever enough to sneek that comma into the contract. My guess is that when reviewing it, they saw an ambiguity and decided to take advantage of it.
I don’t know why but that story reminded me of this that I read today: