Check out The Importance of Context by rogersgeorge. Here is an excerpt:
I illustrate with two jokes, but here’s the lesson: Be sure your readers know where you’re coming from. I remember a quip used in religious circles: A text out of context is a pretext. But that’s not one of the two jokes.
Joe: A WAVE is a person in the Women’s auxiliary of the navy,…
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