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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WHY, EVERY PUNCTUATION MARK COUNTS!

Today's post title is the subtitle of this book

This is the companion book.

Here are some sample pages from "Twenty-Odd Ducks":










Both BuzzFeed & I think some punctuation is needed here:






 
































Remember, half the people you know are below average----fishducky

 


23 comments:

  1. "please use caution when hunting pedestrians"
    Okay then.
    I get very annoyed at misplaced commas, I see them everywhere. It's as if all the missing commas were picked up and sprinkled over random pieces of writing.

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  2. I am certainly not eating diarreah (how ever it is spelled). In school notes my mother always described it as the urgencies which is easy to spell and true. Apostrophes and misplaced commas are irritating, even when funny.

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    1. It's spelled diarrhea & I don't blame you!!

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    2. Thanks Elephant's Child. I like urgencies. It is descriptive and really is easier to spell. I over heard a man at a doctor's office say to his wife as he was filling out a questionnaire, "I have had diarrhea for over a year and I still can't spell it." It is a toughie.

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    3. I always have to look it up & it still looks wrong!!

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  3. I was absent from class during every one of these lessons.
    Lisa

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  4. My grammar is knot very good, but thanks to spell-check my spelling is grate!

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  5. Half the people I know are below average? Since I'm below average how will I know which half?

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    1. This was an English lesson--not math!!

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  6. Janie's gonna LOVE this one. (I do, too!)

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  7. Wait! You left out "Let's eat Grandma" as a missing comma example. Though I suppose the person loving to cook family and pets is kind of the same thing.

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    1. How about,"It's lunchtime. Are you ready to eat Val?"

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  8. I have Eats, Shoots & Leaves. I can't choose a favorite photo or cartoon. They're all hilarious.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. The slow children sign seems kind of harsh to me.

    I never know where or why to use the colon and semi-colon. Course, I'm sure there's no proper place for the .... I am so currently fond of.

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  10. "Slow children playing" really doesn't make sense with punctuation either - unless it were a street sign. Even then, it'd be odd. Oy vey, Fishducky. The world's getting weirder and stupider by the moment. Don't you think?

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    1. We have a city sign near our street that says just that. I can't help but read it as mentally slow!!

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