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September 24, 2010

PLEASE! CELEBRATE. RESPONSIBLY?

It's National Punctuation Day.

(Thanks to Allen at Division)

What this country really needs is National Punctuate Like a Pirate Day.

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I'm all 'for' it......

what next? a day for
foreign-looking words with marks
diacritical?

!omg! haikew!
i like totally rule at can do it!
There! math is hard. ew


- paris

Enter the NPD Punctuation Haiku Contest
and win great punctuation chotchkes

Sweet!

Im upfor! that

I! Feel a need! To speak. Like! William Shatner!

What if Melville used
Incorrect punctuation,
Like "Call me, Ishmael."?

wtf!!@%#
are you !&@*ing kidding me????
i'm like, i dunno...

- snooki

I, know what the {colon} is for...but the rest dont seem to be much use:

How can we afford
A punctuation day when
There's! No! Time! Dammit!?

- J. Bauer!

I'm ignoring it, period.

Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college.

"The earth's a teapot:
If you 'Tipper!!: it's OVER!'
now PLEASE: Let Me Out!"

- al gore

Eats, shoots and leaves.

Men write, “A woman, without her man, is nothing.”

But women write, “A woman!! Without her, man is nothing.”

I. agree; Coconut's!

i have decided to celebrate by saving punctuation and capitalization for more important uses than my responses to blog posts this is because punctuation is limited that is theres only so much of it and we dont need to save it for distinguishing between their theyre and there because spelling distinguishes those this is an outgrowth of the vowels for bosnia campaign that click and clack started some years ago.

A couple I recall from a magazine contest way back when:

"Car for sale. A classic! Lemon yellow coupe is almost completely rust-proof. Can be delivered on request."

"Car for sale. A classic lemon! Yellow coupe is almost completely rust. Proof can be delivered on request."

"My wife. I think I'll keep her. Orbiting in a spaceship until the end of time, I could not find another like her. If I wanted to, I could go on and on."

"My wife. I think I'll keep her orbiting in a spaceship until the end of time. I could not find another like her, if I wanted to. I could go on and on."

Let's eat, Grandma!

Let's eat Grandma!

Steve, our friend Dave wrote a classic column about colons, if I recall...(he said elliptically)

*SMACKS* dawg with a few ''''s and....'s and ,,,,'s

Semicolons are
half-@ssed punctuation marks;
wry emoticons.

check this website -
http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

hilarious. it. really. is.

NotSherly's haiku:
'Semicolonoscopy'
insightful fun! *snork*

Don't you just hate it when people use too many punctuation marks at the end of a sentence??!!! I mean like, omg, what are they thinking????!!! It's almost as annoying as people who use all caps!!!!!

NPD also has its own Official Meatloaf.

I would do anything for love, but I won't comma splice that.

'What this country really needs is National Punctuate Like a Pirate Day...'


HOOKed on Phonics? aaaarrrrrrrrr!!!
Avast ye parroting currrrrs:
Fill in the planks, mates!

All funny. Extra credit to MTB.

Get a taste of me! dagger! ye lily-livered mop? headed one-handed (swine) ~blaggard,

SnOrk - ; at Hammie way UP: ^ there!?

i have decided to celebrate by saving punctuation and capitalization for more important uses than my responses to blog posts this is because punctuation is limited that is theres only so much of it and we dont need to save it for distinguishing between their theyre and there because spelling distinguishes those this is an outgrowth of the vowels for bosnia campaign that click and clack started some years ago.

Read more: http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2010/09/please-celebrate-responsibly.html#ixzz10SrUu6Vi

www.sizlere.net

Should we be worried that the official meatloaf is shaped like a question mark?

Mystery meat.

Weird. Spammer stealing my lame comment.

Weird spammer. Stealing my lame comment.

In a weird coincidence, Meat Loaf is actually here in Birmingham filming an episode of Ghost Hunters for SyFy.


Does that raise ire in you wdog?

Nah. My ire gets raised by disagreements between nudists and libertines in France.

"Ire" does mean what I think it means, right?

great.

now i got my period.

ew

-paris

You mentioned the blog of unnecessary quotes, but not Apostrophe Abuse?

Tsk, tsk. Or as a phonetician would write it, !!.

See this? and this!!!

Don't be a punctuhater.

¿?¿?¿?¿?

High Semicolonic. Hold that thought, then express yourself.

This is the time to celebrate the apostrophe. Particularly the Grocer's Apostrophe: "Plum's $.69/lb"

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