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Ever heard of the Oxford comma?

Who cares where the comma is from? I mean, a comma is a comma, right?

OK, so this is not about where the comma is from, but you probably already knew that. 270 more words


Friday Fun: Commas Save Lives

I wrote earlier this week about the importance of a missing comma in an Ohio court case regarding a parking ticket, but proper comma usage can be even more important. 11 more words

Random Thoughts

Acronyms and Apostrophes

As this blog grows, you’ll find that I have no shortage of pet peeves when it comes to punctuation, grammar, spelling, and speech. Today’s peeve is the improper use of the apostrophe to pluralize an acronym. 180 more words

Pet Peeves

Pesky Punctuation, Pt. XIII: The Exclamation Mark

Ah, yes: the exclamation mark. A terminal punctuation mark, it denotes surprise, excitement, anger and more. It should not appear with any other punctuation marks (commas, question marks or periods). 298 more words


Pesky Punctuation, Pt. XII: The Question Mark

The world is a wild place, full of uncertainty and chaos.

Don’t go out alone! Here, take this with you—the question mark.

The question mark in its current form is attributed to English scholar, poet, and teacher… 365 more words