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National Punctuation Day


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#1 dirac

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 10:09 AM

Last Friday, unbeknown to me, was National Punctuation Day.

Check out the haikus.





#2 sandik

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:03 PM

This is fabulous -- thank you so much for the link!

While I like to write,
Punctuation is a drag.
Thatís for editors.

I am still giggling.

#3 Bonnette

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:13 PM

Yes, that's marvelous! Thanks from me, too.

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 04:51 PM

Marvelous indeed. It's especially nice to see the semi-colon given a little recognition.

[size="1"]Shy semi colon.
Oft ignored; misunderstood.
Linker of our thoughts.
[size="2"]
I wish the typeface used by Ballet Talk allowed for truly legible exclamation marks. The " ! " looks like an ordinary vertical line; one needs a magnifying glass to see the dot. No wonder so many of us are driven to over-using emoticons like :smilie_mondieu:, :yahoo: and :jawdrop: .

[size="1"]Exclamation mark!
A way of shouting softly,
Without brash pictures.
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#5 Kathleen O'Connell

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 07:05 PM

[font="Arial"]Oh how I wish whoever codified English punctuation way back [/font][font="Arial"]whenever had thought to appropriate the fabulous upside-down question marks and exclamation points Spanish speakers use[/font][font="Arial"][size="3"]![/size][/font] [font="Arial"][size="2"]¿Are they overkill? ¡Surely not![/size][/font] [font="Arial"]

(Alas, they are not very elegantly rendered in Invisionzone's standard fonts, with the perhaps unfortunate exception of [font="Arial"][size="2"]comic sans[/size][/font]...)[/font]

#6 dirac

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 02:45 PM

The more the better, I say.

I like this one:

Raised by two parens
Iíve been bracketed since youth.
Iím an inside job.




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