Posted on April 21, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
An article summarizing a recent analysis of punctuation in literature contains the line: "To many, punctuation appears as a necessary evil, to be happily ignored whenever possible."
Which we found funny, since that's how many word people feel about math ...
At any rate, the Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences took a look at literature in seven currently major languages (most of which were Western languages).
Researchers found, in essence, that rather than an art, punctuation appears to be a bit of a science, appearing to be used in statistically the same way.
Read more about the punctuation study at Phys.org.
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