Monday, November 06, 2006

The Two-Million-Dollar Comma

From Toronto's Globe and Mail:

"It could be the most costly piece of punctuation in Canada.

"A grammatical blunder may force Rogers Communications Inc. to pay an extra $2.13-million to use utility poles in the Maritimes after the placement of a comma in a contract permitted the deal's cancellation.

"The controversial comma sent lawyers and telecommunications regulators scrambling for their English textbooks in a bitter 18-month dispute that serves as an expensive reminder of the importance of punctuation."

The rest of the story is here. Tee hee hee hee hee...