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    Club That Comma!

    This is a bit outside of our beat, but we can’t resist this illustration of that trickiest of punctuation marks, the comma. The Greeks came up with the name komma to refer to a phrase or clause. (A period in that verbal culture was a stretch of words about the equivalent of a breath.)

    Club that, comma!

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