March 12, 2024

Between You and Me: Confessions Of A Comma Queen

by Mary Norris

Oh, this was fun! Mary Norris was the longtime comma queen of The New Yorker, the person responsible for ensuring that you and I agree and that people from Manchester can be Mancunians if they (and the writer) like. The English language is full of odd nooks and crannies, and Norris explores them with wit and humor.

An earlier version of this note misspelled “Mancunians,” which reminds us why comma queens are necessary.