6.0053 Commatose, to the end (1/7)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 2 Jun 1992 15:18:26 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0053. Tuesday, 2 Jun 1992.

Date: Mon, 1 Jun 92 17:43:41 CST
From: (James Marchand) <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: commatose

Back when I taught Freshman Comp from the good ole Harbrace Handbook, and
learned to use awk and anac, we cause replacing conjunctions by commas
"comma splice." I no longer own a Harbrace Handbook, but I do remember
that there was a section simply called "Superfluous Use of Commas." Charles
Faulhaber mentions asyndeton, may we could call the use of too many commas
(commata) "polycommaton."
Jim Marchand