Today is 24th September, the ‘National Punctuation Day’

September 24th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by David M N James  

Are you passionate about punctuation? Today is your day the. It’s September 24 and it’s the National Punctuation day. Though pundits have pointed out that everybody who’s anybody knows September 24 is National Punctuation Day, few people do.

Lest you forget, National Punctuation Day really puts the pressure on. One ill-placed comma and any time you could look like a grammatical dunce or poof. It’s a day when you have to do every punctuation right and celebrate the distinctiveness of grammar and the context of punctuation.

This day came to being in 2004. The man behind it is the so called ‘chief of the punctuation police’ Jeff Rubin, a former journalist. The National Punctuation Day is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

This day, the National Punctuation Day is listed in Chase’s Calendar of Events as “a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotes, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis”. People have been celebrating National Punctuation Day in the past. But today is the climax. People will be circling all sorts of punctuation mistakes on journals and all sorts of reads to laugh at the punctuation errors on them.

If you want to celebrate this day, buy a newspaper, read and circle the punctuation errors. Take a leisurely stroll, paying close attention to store signs with incorrectly punctuated words and “Write an error-free letter to a friend.”

And of you go!!! Happy punctuation day folks.

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