[Image courtesy of JoF at Flickr.]  Yesterday was National Punctuation Day, and I am sorry to say I missed it.  There's nothing like a good comma, colon, single quote (like above) and paren.  I encourage you to take a look at the Web site <http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/index.html> if you can get in.  I had trouble, because they had exceeded their bandwidth with just too many folks trying to get in there.  Be sure to take a look at the "Official Meatloaf" of National Punctuation Day!

I believe all of my students would agree this is the kind of holiday that I could celebrate.  Yippee for the all-important-but-rarely-appreciated period.

 


Comments

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:16:05

I never hear about these kind of days until it is far too late. Being an English major going into education, I can just imagine the possibilities with this in the classroom. For me, it can be considered a dream, for my students a nightmare. Either way, a great day to be aware of.

 

Marleigh

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:43:19

National Punctuation Day...wow. I have never heard of this but it sounds like a fun day to bring into the classroom. For me, English is not the easiest thing for me to understand BUT I always have extra commas and semi-colons! In fact, right now my background on my computer is a semi-colon made into a firefly. It's cool.

 

Blair Hoglen

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 21:27:00

I had never considered how important punctuation can be until reading the article. I can't believe that Rogers Communications lost over two million dollars because of their punctuation in a document a lawyer brought up.

 

Ashley Diehm

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 21:54:32

Thank you for sharing this information! I never knew there was a national holiday for punctuations. I am currently enrolled in Advanced Grammar. The class is very interesting, yet difficult. I have never realized how important punctuations are in portraying the meaning of sentences until this course. I loved the meatloaf! It is such a creative idea.

 

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:01:56

Thank you for telling us about this national holiday. A national holiday for punctuations was news to me! This story about the lawyer noticing some wrong punctuation and costing the Rogers Communications a significant amount of money proves just how important correct punctuation is.

 

Abby Priddy

Tue, 11 Nov 2008 05:53:25

I had no idea that there was such a thing, so thanks for the exposure. Rogers Communications probably wishes that they had been more exposed to this holiday two million dollars ago.

 



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