University of Florida President Bernie Machen to Retire in 2013
Yes, University of Florida President Bernie Machen will retire in 2013, which is pretty newsworthy stuff for those of us here in Gainesville, Fla., but I am posting about Machen not to summarize this announcement—I want to highlight how there are no commas surrounding the words Bernie Machen in my title, University of Florida President Bernie Machen to Retire in 2013.
I just wrote about how commas should be used in the identification of one-and-only names. Yea, well, not in this case, because if nothing comes before the identifier, commas are not necessary.
University of Florida President is the identifier, and nothing comes before it—so no commas around Bernie’s name, even though he is the one and only president who will retire in 2013.
So many exceptions. Geez.