By Laura Mahal
Three writers met at a coffee shop. I know, it sounds like a joke, but I take my grammar seriously. My copy editor ears perked up when I overheard several colorful renditions of Dump the Trump Talk.The writers were discussing the political importance of punctuation.
Writer #1: ‘Dump the Trump talk.’ Finally, a writer who is ready to move on! I can’t wait to read what she has to say.
Writer #2: Umm, I think she meant, let’s have a ‘Dump the Trump’ talk. There is no way this author supports that particular President-Elect.
Writer #3: No, you are both wrong. She clearly means, dump the ‘Trump talk’ – the meanness of the things he has to say.