Understanding Commas

I know that Understand clauses cannot contain commas or periods, but is there a way to override this without an “After reading a player’s command: if the player’s command contains ‘esq’, BLAH”, if you have something akin to a “portrait of James Thomas, Esq.” and you want to anticipate that?

You can remove all punctuation from the player’s command before reading, but then you run into some problems with

John, go east

Well, that does seem to be a bit inconvenient. The players will just have to manage, I suppose. Thank you.