pandemo (pandemo) wrote,

Correct Punctuation Use Sighted in Selection Demonstrating GOOD WRITING!

Maybe I'm going about this backward.

Same website, a few days earlier:

gibber Audio Pronunciation
\JIB-er, GIB-\
1. to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly.
2. to speak foolishly; chatter.
Representation gets a bad rap.  Its inadequacy is inbuilt; it’s doomed to fail us; the thing it strives to capture and communicate endlessly eludes it.  But it’s what we have, so we use our crude visual and verbal tools to circumscribe, gibber, and gesture.
-- Cassie Packard, "Martha Rosler Tackles the Problem of Representation," Hyperallergic, October 16, 2014
Gibber entered English around 1600 and is of uncertain origin. It is perhaps related to the obsolete word gib meaning "caterwaul, to utter long wailing cries."


Perfect score on some difficult seeming distinctions in our modern rush to minimize everything:

Punctuation: +10

Its inadequacy/it’s doomed/it’s what (first one is the possessive, next two the contraction for it is)

Maintaining a long series of correctly punctuated items in a series, [extra points for the balanced parallel structure, allerative diction thrown in :-) ].

Parallel: Complete sentence; c
omplete sentence; complete sentence.

Its inadequacy is inbuilt, (especially inadequacy/inbuilt), capture and communicate, endlessly eludes, crude...circumscribe, (tools to), visual and verbal, gibber and gesture

Rhyme: (near/slant) bad rap
Tags: punctuation potholes

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