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Monday, September 24, 2007

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The world is a bleary place these days if you're a semicolon; the majority of Americans would rather use a comma splice and form a run-on sentence. And how do you think It feels when its possessive form is so often given an unneeded apostrophe? It isn't alone, either; the local gas station is selling hot dog's. And need I mention the thousands of American families who think it's appropriate to add a possessive apostrophe to the plural form of their family surname? Oh, and don't even get me started on everyday offenses concerning your and you're.

And so my friends, I call your attention to the fact that today is National Punctuation Day. Celebrate with me!

3 comments:

  1. Please, please, PLEASE tell me your gas station doesn't really say "hot dog's." That is just more than I can bear...

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  2. ...it's kind of a math punctuation error, but it drives me nuts as an engineer, and it ties in with "hot dog's". Look at the price sometime, they often advertize ".99¢" Huh - that's cheap.

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  3. I love semi-colons; I use them as often as I can.

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