Update: Welcome The Bloggess readers. You might enjoy this post about Jenny Lawson, The Bloggess. But I’m guessing you won’t.
Once again Punctuation Day is upon us. (9/24) Those of you who make a living as writers should, pause! take a. deep breath (and be glad’ there are little marks~ among the * written words that “give” readers; some guidance on how: to navigate… your prose?
Punctuation marks have been bastardized by the texting crowd. `:-) :-(` etc. Which is really too bad because these seeming insignificant marks are far to important to convey emotions rather than convey emotions.
Never fear, a service has popped up to allow all kinds of symbols to be used in Twitter.
So instead of saying “Cutting out too. To take a night flight to doctor. Death is Peace. Cut a fart, must go number two.”
I would tweet…
It’s a drag and drop type deal but I can’t read the symbols, so it’s a bust. Nice try fellas, but lets not abandon the good old punctuation marks that can give us such great art as this:
I did this as an image rather than the code because I have some very cool Mac friends and I guess Mac doesn’t recognize the code and WordPress makes it difficult and that’s that, so bug off.
Punctuation Day is like Grandparent’s Day. It was started to further a commercial venture. Jeff Rubin runs Punctuation Playtime(R) and launched Punctuation Day to get some publicity. As far as commercial holidays go? I’ll take Punctuation Day over Grandparent’s Day. It’s just a matter of little guy idea, vs. giant corporation manipulation.
Just to settle your Punctuation Day, enjoy a little Punctation Rap – not too dissimilar to Conjunction Junction!