Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
azangru

Noticed that one of the messages we will be putting on our web site at work has the phrase "Чтобы платить, как раньше, ..." Assuming that someone had mechanically put the comma before "как" (it's a common reflex many retain from their school years), I pointed out to our editor that the comma was not needed. Was told that yes it was.

It was exhilarating to feel that I don't really care one way or the other whether the comma remains or not (I mean, I know that it shouldn't be there, but I don't care if it stays, and I love the feeling of not being responsible for the text). But it was a little nauseating that a professional editor didn't hear the shift in semantics that the comma introduces into the phrase.
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    (retweeted by a developer) How does she interpret what she has highlighted — "unlawful blocking of a public street" — as "pedestrians whose…

  • (no subject)

    Google has finally become ready to promote its Lit ecosystem properly. I thought they were going make their announcements at the coming Google IO;…

  • (no subject)

    Is it ... Bill Maher? Is he, in the penetrating eyes of this insightful lady, the emblem of white supremacy now? The comments to the tweet say it…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments