Long Sentences?

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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