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mad mac Inactive Member29 Sep 2014 3:32 a.m. PST

During this weekend I came across this quote;

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding onself in the ranks of the insane"

However when I read this to someone, they asked where the comma was. I beleive the worry was that what I said was

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape, finding onself in the ranks of the insane"

I leave you to draw your own conclusions…..

Bonus points if you can give the source of the quote

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member29 Sep 2014 4:26 a.m. PST

Shouldn't the 2nd coma be a semi colon?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2014 6:04 a.m. PST
TNE230029 Sep 2014 7:09 a.m. PST

Benny Hill made a career out of this

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Roderick Robertson Fezian29 Sep 2014 7:42 a.m. PST

An old family favorite:

Don't be an ass; like your father, be a man!
Don't be an ass like your father, be a man!

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