Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Living in the Future

The kid, reading: "This sentence has one of those dot.com things in it."

Me, also reading, looking up: "Yeah? Let me see." (I investigate her sentence.) "Ah. No. That's called a semi-colon."

The kid: "Oh, right, that's what they're called. I remember."


jo(e) said...

That's hilarious.

zelda1 said...

She is so clever, that one. It's time to introduce the em dash. I did, introduce the em dash to my writer neice, who is only 9 and my grandson, the seven-year-old. He, like his nana, likes the em dash. So, go forth and teach its usage to all the young writers of the world. Let them decide for.... okay, enough.