I've just finished reading Lynne Truss' wonderful Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Yes, I got around to reading it a solid six years after it swept bestseller lists. A bit lagging behind the times, I am.
Regardless, I'm enjoying it because I feel kinship with a woman who gets worked up over mispunctuation. One example of punctuation's ability to alter a sentence stuck out, and though everyone must have this tome on their shelves, I had to share it.
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
A woman: without her, man is nothing.
Look out ESL students, you're gonna get a whole pile of earnest punctuation exercises this week.