Comma Exam Review
KoMMA (Greek): Something Cut off
∙ dot system created by Aristophanes in Greece, 3rd century bc
/ virgule or slash, used from 13th to 17th century
, invented by the printer Aldus Manutius a little before 1500
No commas originally in the Bible (or any ancient religious text), BeoWulf, The Canterbury Tales, and so on because they predate the modern comma. Commas only appear in contemporary translations of these texts.
Shakespeare misused commas because they had not been formalized yet; he used them to denote breaths for the actors performing his plays.
A .csv file means “comma-separated values.”
The comma in html is ,