Wednesday, August 06, 2008

La Dowd Messes Up Comma

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McCain’s Green-Eyed Monster

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Published: August 5, 2008


Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Not since Iago and Othello obsessed on the comely Cassio, not since Richard of Gloucester killed his two nephews, not since Nixon and Johnson glowered at the glittering J.F.K., has there been such an unseemly outpouring of boy envy.

The comma after "J.F.K." cuts the basic sentence in two: "Not since Iago obsessed on the comely Cassio...has there been..."


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