Thursday, September 24, 2009

National Punctuation Day®

Today, September 24, is the 6th Annual National Punctuation Day®!

Who knew?

I didn't, until I was up way-too late, thanks to an unexpected shot of expresso in my Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. Being a Starbucks novice--I drink ice tea when I go to Starbucks--I did not realize latte = expresso. My more experienced daughters broke the news as I pinged around the kitchen, talking rapidly in an overly-loud voice.

But that is totally beside the point of this blog post.

National Punctuation Day® is, and I quote, "A celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotes, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis."

So just how do you celebrate National Punctuation Day®? The Web site gives plenty of suggestions, including:

*Participate in the first National Punctuation Day® Baking Contest. (Bake something in the shape of a question mark or a comma or an exclamation point!)
*Share punctuation peeves with NPD founder Jeff Rubin at Jeff@NationalPunctuationDay.com.
*Send photos of incorrectly punctuated signage to Jeff Rubin at Jeff@NationalPunctuationDay.com.

The Web site also has links to punctuation products, a "Punctuation Playtime Progam," and punctuation resources.

Note: If there are any punctuation errors in this post, I blame them on the expresso!

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