National Punctuation Day

Happy National Punctuation Day to everyone in the United States! Punctuation’s special day is “a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotes, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.” You can visit the official Web site to view funny photos of grammar gaffes and then, having worked up an appetite from all that laughing, prepare the Official Meat Loaf of National Punctuation Day. You have to love a holiday that not only encourages the proper use of punctuation, but also solves your dinner dilemma.

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I also like that, according to the Web site, National Punctuation Day is celebrated “throughout the world”.

http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/badpunctpictures16.html

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5 responses to “National Punctuation Day

  1. Here’s some under-appreciated punctuation in honor of today: http://www.bsatworld.com/blogPost/31/National-Punctuation-Day

  2. In case you haven’t seen it, you might also appreciate this article from a National Post blog, ranting about “Tim Hortons”:
    http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/09/24/national-punctuation-day-24-hour-mark-of-our-failure.aspx

  3. Love the sign. I recently noticed in an upscale horse supply catalogue that instead of having aisles between your fields they suggest having isles. Ireland, maybe?

  4. Hey! I just noticed about 8 pages into the punctuation site, there is a photo from Gilda Spitz of her two sons! They’re Adam and Bryan. I wonder when that was posted? Adam is the same age as Seab. Gilda and I worked together and were expecting at the same time and quite work within a few months of each other. We lost touch after the kids started school.

  5. Thanks, everyone, for your comments.

    I learned about the interrobang at bsatworld. I admit that I had never heard of it before, but there were several posts about the interrobang on National Punctuation Day; it seems like a useful mark.

    Thanks for the article Seabrooke. I hadn’t seen it and i enjoyed reading it.

    Funny about the catalogue Barefootheart. Well, funny in a sad, pathetic way.
    I remember you talking about Gilda – small world.

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