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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.