January 14, 2004

Oh my, did I ever find a nice little nit to pick!

I am gonna have to butt in again and pick on Deb, just one more time. First read this.

I find an old iron box (a box originally containing a small appliance used to take wrinkles from clothes, made of cardboard, not metal) that's stuffed with--well, who knows? So I open it up and find: . . .

then a long listin' of items, followed by a couple of short paragraphs and a closing sentence. Very nice informative introspective blog post. I found it thoroughly interestin', but am mindful that had she just footnoted that long parenthetical description of an iron box, I would have been envisionin' this old iron box, rusted a bit here and there with a squeaky hinge just full of all of this treasure, just to get to the end and find it actually to be some old cardboard steam-iron box.

[UPDATE: It does pay to read what you had just posted, sometimes. I had allowed some very poor sentence structure to pass the on the intial publication. I always reserve the right to correct my errors hereon. Live with it!]

Posted by notGeorge at January 14, 2004 11:44 PM

Ah, well, I never did have the touch with footnotes that you do. I mean, you are "the undisputed master of the asterisk in the blogosphere." :-)

Posted by: Deb at January 15, 2004 09:41 AM