Wednesday, September 24, 2008

National Punctuation Day on September 24th

Apparently the nation's punctuation is appalling. At least Jeff Rubin, the founder of National Punctuation Day, believes so. And I, to my dismay, am at fault often. I had adequate English teachers in school, but my brain isn't growing any younger. I'll admit I have forgotten most of my lessons. Lucky for me I can regain some of my skills by reading the website dedicated to this serious problem. And so can you.

Also worth mentioning on this day are three great children's books by Lynne Truss that cover this very subject:
Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, every punctuation mark counts!
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
The Girl's Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can't Manage without Apostrophes!

Disclaimer: All grammatical or punctuation errors made by this author are due to lack of practice, time, and sleep. I apologize profusely for any oversights.