Here is a prime example- this is a comment on a blog I was looking at a little while ago, and was written by a journalism student:
Antes de mais nada, parabéns pela iniciativa, muito louvável, e suas peças são belíssimas, na verdade "achei" vcs através de M_____ M_____, em Recife, sou aluna dela e estou concluindo o curso de jornalismo, nosso Tcc, será um podcast, sobre meio ambiente e consumo sustentável, ao longo de nossas conversas Mariana nos falou sobre o trabalho de vcs, e achamos muito interessante, nosso projeto é entregar aos professores um exemplar do nosso podcast e relatório dentro de ecobags, "matutando" sobre isso M______ nos indicou o trabalho de vcs, no entanto já observei q vcs só fazem encomenda de peças acima de 150 unidades ok, no entanto gostariamos de apenas 5 unidades, caso vcs possam nos ajudar nesta empreitada, ficariamos imensamente gratas, aguardo uma resposta, parabéns pelo talento!!!This is the entire comment. Please note- there are no periods, this is one sentence! I count 19 commas. As my seventh grade english teacher would have said: "Whew!"
For the record she's talking about 'ecobags' - you know, reusable cloth bags like Mr. Bloomberg is trying to promote in NYC. They haven't really caught on here, at least not in Bahia.
I took this quote from the blog www.artefuzue.blogspot.com, which has some beautiful stuff on it. And if you want eco-bags, they can make them for you.
I have decided, just for fun, that I should try writing a sentence, in the Portuguese style, with lots of commas, that goes on for a very long time, and covers all manner of topics, I'm not real sure why they don't put some periods in from time to time, nobody really talks like this, but then that was my point from the beginning, that written Portuguese bears no resemblance to the spoken version, unlike English, where the two are essentially interchangeable, I have to make a conscious effort not to put in periods, or other forms of 'full stop' punctuation, to make this a very, very, very long sentence, but I think that finally I'm going to STOP.
Hmm- only 18 commas. I need to work on that.