It’s the 10th Anniversary of this day. Ten years ago they suggested how to celebrate National Punctuation Day:
Sleep late, take a long shower or bath, go out for coffee and a bagel (or two), read a newspaper and circle all of the punctuation errors you find (or think you find, but aren’t sure) with a red pen, take a leisurely stroll while paying close attention to store signs with incorrectly punctuated words, stop in those stores to correct the owners, visit a bookstore and purchase a copy of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, look up all the words you circled, congratulate yourself on becoming a better written communicator, go home, sit down, write an error-free letter to a friend, and take a nap for it had been a long day.
Now, ten years on, they are asking “Has National punctuate Day made a difference?” and asking for essays of up to 250 words explaining how National Punctuation day has affected the way you think about punctuation and how the holiday has affected your writing.
• Click here to get to their web page for National Punctuation Day.
• Click here to get to their newsletter about this. The one problem we have is that name of their newsletter is The Exclamation Point. Please ignore it’s title and all of the exclamation points used in it. The other information in it is very interesting for dull men.
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