September 24, 2008

Sarah: Pontificating on Punctuation

Today is National Punctuation Day and, in its honor, I planned to tell you which punctuation mark is my favorite. It was too hard to decide.

& I love the curvy, sexy ampersand.
, I abuse and overuse the comma. It is my partner in crime when I compose endless lists.
[] I prefer the straight lines of brackets to parentheses, but ours is a secret love. We rarely see each other outside of class notes.
' The apostrophe seems to be the most abused punctuation. For National Punctuation Day (actually, every day), I encourage the English speaking world to insert that little apostrophe between the U and R, giving it a little E love. For today, let's have no more declarations that "Your great."

Posted by sarah at September 24, 2008 09:15 AM

Im totally guilty of making the your and you're mistake. Please dont judge me.

Posted by: Marci on September 24, 2008 11:00 AM

Thank you. I think for NPD I need to say that I wish there was a question mark comma. Such as for the following sentence:

Could you ask her if she can come?, because we need someone to play the piano.

Posted by: Michelle Glauesr on September 24, 2008 04:20 PM

"your great" will always make me cringe. but you knew that already. :)

Posted by: nicole on September 24, 2008 10:40 PM
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