I can’t resist – because it made me laugh too hard just now when I read it. An update on the comma question – another example of the ‘eats, shoots and leaves’ phenomenon. This is from a column by David Aaronovitch in the Guardian:
This week a local barrister is looking into whether the scheme breaches human rights legislation according to the Hampstead and Highgate Express.
Oh? But why? Why does anyone care about HR legislation according to the Ham and High? And what about the Brixton Tribune or the West Kilburn Times? What’s their take on human rights legislation, eh?
Well you see what I mean. What a difference a comma can make.