Fun Fridays – September 24, 2021

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, semicolons, 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.”
Sigh.

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. The video is a bit blurry as it must have been clipped from an old video tape or similar. But hilarious nonetheless!

(If you cannot see the embedded video in your newsletter email, please click the headline and go directly to our site to view it. Or go to it’s native address: https://youtu.be/ecOGlZ-XAs4.)

13 Responses to Fun Fridays – September 24, 2021

  1. gramcapo@comcast.net September 24, 2021 at 6:32 am #

    That was great and so entertaining! Where has that clean, funny, entertainment gone??

  2. Kay DiBianca September 24, 2021 at 8:35 am #

    Hilarious. Made me laugh out loud.

    Happy Punctuation Day! (How do you spell an exclamation point?)

  3. Dr. Dean C. Ortner September 24, 2021 at 8:59 am #

    My friend and colleague of 30 years is Jerry Jenkins who told of an instruction he received from his father, as I recall, regarding proper punctuation. Jerry was given the following sentence to punctuate:

    John where Mary had had had had had had had had had had had the correct punctuation

    Enjoy the challenge

  4. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. September 24, 2021 at 12:23 pm #

    Victor Borge is one of my all-time favorites! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Barbara Harper September 24, 2021 at 12:43 pm #

    I’ve seen Victor do this alone, but not with someone. This routine never gets old!

  6. L.G. McCary September 24, 2021 at 1:10 pm #

    So what is the phonetic version of an interrobang?

  7. Heather September 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm #

    I’m lousy at punctuation, but if I could just sing it, I’d be a pro! Love Dino and Vic!

  8. KT Sweet September 24, 2021 at 9:11 pm #

    Brilliantly hilarious. Thanks for the fun!

  9. Kathy September 25, 2021 at 2:17 pm #

    Classic Victor Borge! So funny and perfect for National Punctuation Day.

  10. Susan Sage September 27, 2021 at 7:50 am #

    So much fun. My husband and I laughed the entire time. We’ve seen Victor Borge do the punctuation skit before just never with someone else while singing. Hilarious. Thanks for posting this. It might be one of my favorites of all time.

  11. Cherie Williams September 27, 2021 at 10:54 am #

    Please don’t publish this comment, but shouldn’t the sentence read “…go to its native address”, not “it’s native address”?

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