Saturday, May 14, 2005

IHAVEANIDEA

I was thinking, as I am wont to do, about typing my blog entry without using any spaces, like a web address. It would look something like this:

Hello,thisisasentence,believeitornot.WhatifwereturnedtosomethinglikefirstcenturyGreek,where
theydidnotusespacesorpunctuation?Hereistheresult,andinallcapitalletters,too!

THISPARAGRAPHISBEINGTYPEDWITHOUTTHEBENEFITOFSPACESPUNCTUATIONOR
LOWERCASELETTERSITISMYATTEMPTTOREPRODUCETHESAMEEFFECTINENGLISH
THATWASPRESENTINEARLYGREEKMANUSCRIPTSOFTHENEWTESTAMENTIDONT
KNOWIFTHEYBROKESYLLABLESCORRECTLYATTHEENDOFTHELINEORIFTHEYJUSTSTARTEDA NEWLINEREGARDLESSOFTHEWORDITSELFWELLTHATSALLBFN:)

You see? We can all thank the unsung heroes of language and literature through the ages for our facility of communication.

What does that mean?
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