Of Koalas and Poohs
For those who insist on telling me that long sentences are inherently bad for the reader—the adult reader—I say pffft!
I've been hearing this since I was a private in the Army, where in the post-draft VOLAR era the average reading level was that of a koala bear. And I don't buy it. There is nothing magical about one's choice of punctuation at the end of a phrase. Even young children can keep up with the melody of a well-crafted long sentence. It's the content of the sentence that makes it tedious and confusing, not the length.
Case in point: Winnie the Pooh.
Check and mate.
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