New York Times Article on Proper Comma Usage Requires Comma Correction

By Chris O'Shea Comment

The danger of writing about correct punctuation is that if you get something wrong, you end up looking kind of foolish. Such is the case with The New York Times article “The Most Comma Mistakes,” which details the many silly comma errors that everyone makes.

We read through the examples and realized that we have been guilty of a few of the errors, but then — much to our delight — we noticed the author had messed up too. The Times issued the following correction at the bottom of the piece:

In an earlier version of this article, the example involving ‘Midnight in Paris’ mistakenly said a comma was needed after the name ‘Jessie,’ rather than before it.

So the Times’ article about correct comma usage had a misplaced comma. It’s comforting to know that, isn’t it?

We now patiently await someone to point out our comma mistake in this post.

[h/t Daily Intel]