Friday, September 24, 2010


Today is a very special day. It's National Punctuation Day!

I don't know when I became such a punctuation snob advocate for good grammar. My mom was an English major. She taught us to proofread by cutting out articles from the newspaper and asking us to find the mistake. Thanks to her, I can't read a headline like this without wanting to scream:
Granted, that is not a punctuation error so much as common sense.

Anyway, I thought those of you that enjoy (yes ENJOY) good grammar and the laws of punctuation might want to celebrate this holiday with me. Nerds unite!


  1. I will celebrate with you! As an English teacher, I am constantly bombarded with bad grammar (from my know, before I make them the best little writers ever!). I cannot stand it when people who are supposed to be professionals cannot get it right! The worst is "alot." I teach my students that it's "a lot" from the beginning of the year so that I don't have to endure this mistake!


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