Monday, August 01, 2016

westward ho!

I'm going on a megawalk in a few minutes. Will be gone for almost five hours. Don't wait up for me. Meanwhile, note the effect of a vocative comma on "Westward ho!"

1. "Westward ho!"—the gleefully optimistic whoop of people heading west.

2. "Westward, ho!"—the cruel command of a man to a woman he sees as a whore.

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