Wise Law Blog: Use Siri Dictation Commands to Punctuate Your Life (Or at Very Least, Your Email)

I’ve previously blogged at Slaw Tips on the virtues of using Siri’s dictation functions to draft letters, emails and other documents typically created in day-to-day legal practice.In short, dictation with Siri has increased my productivity, precision  and the overall quality of my work product.For those who are similarly inclined, I wanted to share a great list of Siri commands that ...

Scripturient: Another Archy Poem

Most of Don Marquis’ Archy pieces were written in lowercase. The literate cockroach, we learned, would stand on the typewriter and dive, head first, onto the keys. But this way, he couldn’t use the shift key to get capital letters or punctuation (he did get capital letters, once, when Marquis left the shift-lock on the ...

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Abusing quotation marks

What goes through your mind when you see words in a paragraph or a sentence surrounded by quotation marks? Like that sign in the image on your left? That they are words excerpted from conversations or written content? Or that they are special; peculiar words, or perhaps used ironically, sarcastically or in jest? Take these examples ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ampersand wearing a fez

I think Marc Johns has nailed it. This is exactly the kind of whimsical hat an ampersand would wear. Here are some other suggestions punctuation/headgear combos: colon wearing a bowler hat semi-colon wearing a flat cap question mark wearing a … Continue reading →