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How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – PUNCTUATED to get ’em evocatin’

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How Mark Twain Used Today’s Evocative Word – PUNCTUATED  to get ’em evocatin’

Chicago motivational speaker on Mark Twain

” I have suffered since I have been in this town; in the first place, right away, when I came here, from a newsman going around with a great red, highly displayed placard in the place of an apron. He was selling newspapers, and there were two sentences on that placard which would have been all right if they had been    PUNCTUATED    but they ran those two sentences together without a comma or anything, and that would naturally create a wrong impression, because it said, “Mark Twain arrives Ascot Cup stolen.” No doubt many a person was misled by those sentences joined together in that unkind way. I have no doubt my character has suffered from it. I suppose I ought to defend my character, but how can I defend it? I can say here and now—and anybody can see by my face that I am sincere, that I speak the truth—that I have never seen that Cup. I have not got the Cup—I did not have a chance to get it.”

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Published in   What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’  by Conor Cunneen

Original SOURCE: Mark Twain Speeches: Books, Authors and Hats

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