A University professor wanted to show his students how important punctuation was so he set them this task. On the board he wrote this sentence and told the students to punctuate it correctly. woman without her man is but a poor creature When the collected the results he noted an interesting fact. Almost without exception the female students punctuated it like this. "Woman, without her, man is but a poor creature." While almost all of the male students had punctuated it thusly. "Woman without her man, is but a poor creature." Interesting story and true.