Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Great Canadian Comma Dispute
Ken Adams from Adams Drafting delivered the news: the great Canadian comma dispute is over.
What? You didn't know about it? Read Ken's OpEd piece here. Ken served as expert witness in a case before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. It was essentially a contract dispute between two telecom companies. The commission issued a preliminary opinion that hinged on the placement of a single comma -- and that's when they called in Ken.
If you want to read more about punctuation in the law (and who doesn't?), read my column Comma Cause.