No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period put just at the right place. – Isaac Babel
Both of the above cartoons are used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com.
September 24 is National Punctuation Day®. For those who didn’t know such a day existed, I suggest a visit to Jeff Rubin’s website. He has ideas on how to celebrate, gifts for punctuation enthusiasts, photos of signs with obvious errors, and much more.
I found this great example of why correct punctuation is so important in the name of a Facebook group called "'Let's eat Grandma!' or, 'Let's eat, Grandma!' Punctuation Saves Lives."
Another illustration of why we need such a day is a love letter that, with a few strategic changes to the punctuation, becomes a Dear John letter. You can read that letter here.
There are some wonderful photos on flickr that show punctuation marks used as art, as well as signs with punctuation goofs. I wanted to post a few of them, but the photos I clicked on required permission to use. If you’d like to see them, click here.
I’ll leave you with this:
Do punctuation errors make you laugh or do they drive you up the wall? Have you run across any memorable blunders?
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll have a chance to stop by again on Friday (Sept. 24). I know it’s not my usual post day, but very special guest, J. Aday Kennedy, will be here talking about unique book marketing ideas. In the meantime, you can find out more about her by visiting her web page or blog.
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