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PostSubject: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:05 am

Seventh Annual National Punctuation Day

Today"s the day; that we celebrate '/proper punctuation,"
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:17 am

never heard of this day!
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:30 am

Me neither, until this morning.
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:35 am

Oh, cool!! Here's an example of the importance of punctuation....The same exact words written from a young woman to a gentleman....but changing the punctuation changes EVERYTHING:

Version 1 Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy -- will you let me be yours? Gloria

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Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Gloria
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:38 am

So for today, Fife will be watching, not only for spelling errors, but proper punctuation, too? Is that what you're trying to say?


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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:40 am

That's hilarious!
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:08 am

Savannah wrote:
Oh, cool!! Here's an example of the importance of punctuation....The same exact words written from a young woman to a gentleman....but changing the punctuation changes EVERYTHING:

Version 1 Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy -- will you let me be yours? Gloria

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Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Gloria



That is THE BEST!!! bravo
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:40 am

Savannah wrote:
Oh, cool!! Here's an example of the importance of punc tuation....The same exact words written from a young woman to a gentleman....but changing the punctuation changes EVERYTHING:

Version 1 Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy -- will you let me be yours? Gloria

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Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Gloria

Laughing My Communication 1 instructor showed examples like these when I took that class. Using the wrong punctuation certainly can make it hard to communicate what you're saying. I know with texting being popular these days, I've seen a lot of people just forgoing using punctuation altogether and writing on forums and such as they would if they were texting (both teens and adults). I spend half the time trying to figure out what exactly they are saying. scratchead


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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:35 pm

Speaking of the importance of punctuation, does anybody remember the '70s song My Girl Bill by Jim Stafford?

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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:53 pm

GREAT! I'm going back in my hole. I have no hope.




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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:33 pm

Back when that song was on the charts, our local radio station would play it, but the deejay had a habit of talking over the last few bars of every song. And if you don't hear the last line of this one - "But you'll have to find another, 'cause she's MY girl, Bill" - you totally miss the joke.
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:51 pm

Yes! Let's show our comma some respect, appreciate the semicolon, applaud the dash & try not to abuse the exclamation mark!!!!!!!!!! greenS


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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:27 pm

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Back when that song was on the charts, our local radio station would play it, but the deejay had a habit of talking over the last few bars of every song. And if you don't hear the last line of this one - "But you'll have to find another, 'cause she's MY girl, Bill" - you totally miss the joke.


That was too clever!! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:00 pm

Here's a couple of examples of the importance of commas.

Let's eat Grandpa!
Let's eat, Grandpa!

I'd like to thank my parents, the Pope and Mother Theresa.
I'd like to thank my parents, the Pope, and Mother Theresa.


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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:26 pm

Savannah wrote:
Oh, cool!! Here's an example of the importance of punctuation....The same exact words written from a young woman to a gentleman....but changing the punctuation changes EVERYTHING:

Version 1 Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy -- will you let me be yours? Gloria

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Dear Jon: I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Gloria

grinsmiley Laughing laugh3 ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: National Punctuation Day!   Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:29 am

Too much funny! laugh3 ROTFL We have these kind of jokes about punctuation in Spanish...I can't post them here, since I don't know if you'll understand them and they cannot be possibily translated. But yes...Punctuation changes totally a sense of a sentence . Nowadays, lots of persons writes without any punctuation and it's hard to understand them at all. More than once, people left comments on my blog and I don't know if they are saying good things about it
or criticizing it

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