Thursday, March 26, 2009

Telling us what it is

In this Express-News story about the State Board of Education's wrangling over how to teach evolution, board member Ken Mercer from San Antonio argued for keeping in language that would require teaching about the "weaknesses" of Darwin's theory. That clause was eventually tossed out, but the news story included this quote from Mercer, which I have pasted here verbatim:
“There are questions about evolution…(ellipsis). There are weaknesses,” he said.
There you have it. If you have ever wondered exactly what an ellipsis is, now you know, (comma) thanks to the Express-News. (period)

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1 comment:

Dave said...

I feel somewhat prepared for the TAAKS test now.