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Small punctuation changes can change the meaning of a sentence.
  • Consider the sentence: Woman without her man is a savage.
  • A woman may write: Woman: Without her, man is a savage.
  • A man may write: Woman, without her man, is a savage.
  • A headline writer may write: WOMAN WITHOUT: her man is a savage.
  • A man named Herman may write: Woman, without Herman, is a savage.

Punctuation in pattern performance

Just as small punctuation can change the meaning of the sentence, small motions, facial expressions, speed changes, etc. (either intentional or unintentional) can change the meaning of a pattern and its intent. Be careful, what one person considers aesthetic in a pattern, another person may consider a flaw. If you add your distinctive touch to a pattern, be careful not to change the pattern’s movements or its intended meaning.

Don’t’ punctuate a pattern incorrectly. Don’t over punctuate a pattern. If you don’t know what you are doing, or if you don’t know if it is allowed, then don’t do it.

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