I have shared my love for Mary Norris, aka “The Comma Queen”, a number of times in this space, and today shall pose no disruption to the proper order of the universe.
Her latest video, on location at a beach, encompass all things wonderful about The New Yorker, for whom — or, perhaps, which — she toils.
It’s a place where the question of whether pets should get the pronouns usually reserved for humans can instill a debate.
This is the sort of question that can put the emotional “should there be two spaces after a period” debate to shame.
Listen Mary Norris, author of “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen”
December 22, 2015
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.