Late Life Crisis - September 2022

At the end of August's effort I said that I would take a break on these until the New Year. It only took a few representations about continuing, to make me change my mind. Fickleness in the extreme.

Entries strictly following the passage of the month:

Postcard from the Wye Valley and then Somerset

On the way down, a stop at Old Sodbury, just off the M4. I was fascinated to see if this is the place to which I should properly retire.

Communication, Coffey and Commas

The purpose of punctuation is to make written language easier to understand. In certain uses it is also there to prevent a sentence from being ambiguous. Where there is ambiguity and conflict as to meaning, in case of legal dispute enter the lawyers, and potentially the Courts. Not good news. 

The comma is low in the food chain of punctuation. The new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has decreed that one usage of it, the so-called Oxford Comma, shall no longer happen in her department. End. Verboten.