TedEd on a Thursday… What?!

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Today, we are going to watch a fun video reviewing the clever little comma. After watching the video read the short story below. Explain where the problem is and how a comma could change the meaning the story. Be sure to read your post to see if it makes sense. Do not repeat the mistakes from yesterday.

β€œA panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.

“Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife annual and tosses it over his shoulder.

“I’m a panda,” he says, at the door. “Look it up.”

The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.

Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.”

40 thoughts on “TedEd on a Thursday… What?!

  1. There is no complete sentences. In the last sentence it says Panda. It just says the word panda, it does not make sense. The whole thing doesn’t really make sense. We would know what was really happening in the story if there were more commas in where they are supposed to be. It would also make more sense.

  2. Commas could change the meaning of the story by…. It could change the meaning of the story by if it said Eats, shoots, and leaves not Eat, shoots and leaves.

  3. “A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun, and fires two shots in the air.

    β€œWhy” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife annual and tosses it over his shoulder.

    β€œI’m a panda,”he says,at the door. β€œ look it up.”
    The waiter turns to the revlevant entry and, sure enough, finds a explanation.

    Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots, and leaves.”

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