Comma quirk irks Rogers

Subject: Comma quirk irks Rogers
From: Frank <frank -at- research -dot- canon -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "[TECHWR-L]" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 10:15:22 +1000

From Monday'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.

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