Friday, May 05, 2006

Where Do You Place the Comma?

I’m sure you’ve sensed the growing dissatisfaction with the old models of heroic leadership or presidential and charismatic leadership that laud the leader as super-human, successful and who is often solo leader and several steps removed from the others.

One such leader was given the honourable epitaph: “He did everything for God’s sake.”

The stonemason made a mistake or perhaps saw it differently.

He inserted a comma so the sentence read: “He did everything, for God’s sake.”

When it comes to punctuating your epitaph, where would you place the comma?

Geoff Pound

Image: Comma