by Steve Laube
Today is National Punctuation Day! Established by Jeff Rubin in 2004 it is a “celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semi-colons, and the ever mysterious ellipsis.”
Please visit the official site: www.nationalpunctuationday.com.
Recently I walked into a church classroom to find a list of the 10 Commandments on the board. The first line read “No other God’s.”
If you want to read a fun book on grammar and punctuation I can recommend Mignon Fogarty’s Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing.
So while you take a moment to appreciate the need for precise punctuation enjoy this delightful five minute repartee between Dean Martin and Victor Borge singing with Phonetic Punctuation.