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National! “Punctuation” Day…

September 22, 2008

To help my friend and English language-meister, Bill Brohaugh, celebrate National Punctuation Day on Wednesday, Sept 24, my tomatoes and I have started a punctuation scrapbook to the mark (ahem) the day.

There’s the Quotation Mark:

Or, for the typographic persnicketors amongst you, the curly quote:

The ever-popular period:

The much abused (especially by me) comma:

And finally, my personal fave, the ellipsis…

To one and “all,” have a Happy! National, Punctuation? Day…

  1. September 22, 2008 8:53 pm

    I hear tomatoes are good for the colon:

  2. September 22, 2008 10:20 pm

    How wonderful — a blog containing the word “persnicketors.” Even without extolling National Punctuation Day, you made my little-old-English-major heart beat faster! Thanks for a fun post.

  3. soupaddict permalink
    September 23, 2008 12:10 pm

    valwebb: Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ll fess up and admit that I unabashedly stole the use of “persnicketors” from the blog of my friend Bill Brohaugh, who regularly introduces me to such fabulous words (and sniglets) as “persnicketors” and “smugacious.”


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