9.24.2008

National Puncuation Day!

The poem in the last post and ensuing comments guided me to a piece of trivia: Today is National Punctuation Day!

Here are some blogs that poke fun at grammar mistakes of all types:

What's your favorite punctuation mark? What's your biggest punctuation pet peeve? 

7 comments:

James Kubecki said...

My favorite punctuation mark is the left curly brace - {. NOT the right one. Definitely not.

My biggest punctuation pet peeve is exclamation points in blog post titles.

Joanna said...

I see the problem with exclamation points in blog post titles.When I got the notification email for your comment, it looked like this:

[keeping feet] New comment on National Puncuation Day!.

The Exclamation Point-Period at the end is a definite no-no, especially on National Punctuation Day.

Melissa said...

My favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang!

G said...

My favorite punctuation mark is either the comma or the ellipsis. I love the idea of being able to express that i'm thinking more by simply including three little dots...

And my biggest punctuation pet peeve? Probably people putting commas in completely wrong places. They're used where you pause people! If you wouldn't pause there, then don't put one there!

James Kubecki said...

Shouldn't...
"They're used where you pause people!"
...be...
"They're used where you pause, people!"

?

Marie said...

The !

Which my dear elementary school friend always called "the powie mark."

Marie said...

Yes, James, in your sentence "people" is a noun of direct address and should be set off from the sentence by a comma.

If I didn't home school I wouldn't have known that. . .

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