Thursday, September 24, 2009

National Punctuation Day

Yes, that's right, today is National Punctuation Day. Who knew? Actually, not me. I just found out.

Are you into punctuation? Me, I follow the rules, but it's not my first love. I'm more of a Grammar Geek (known to my friends as a Grammar Nazi) than a Punctuation Gal (god, I wish that were alliterative, but I don't know how to make it so. Any suggestions, I'd welcome them.).

PS: There are 14 punctuation marks in standard English grammar. How long does it take you to name them all?


  1. Oh gosh, I could use a friend who goes by grammar nazi! I'm a "this sounds right, so it must be ok" kind of gal!

    I'm celebrating national punctuation day by overusing exclamation marks! Fun!

  2. I can't believe there are 14 of them. I don't think I could come up with them, but I'm like Lisa and Laura, I've been overusing explanation points all day!!!!!!

  3. There's that song that cover a few of them. "I love you period. Do you love me question mark. Please please please exclamation point. I wanna hold you in parenthesis."
    That covers 4! :)

  4. LnL -- My friend once passed me a note that said, "Yes, I just corrected your grammar." I hang with some grammar losers in my spare time.

    LW -- I was shocked, too, the first time I heard. I still struggle to try to name them all. It's a matter of sport with my sister, a salute to our absolute geekdom.

    Karen -- I think my favorite from that list is 'I wanna hold you in parenthesis.' It sounds so beautifully poetic.