by Trina Boice
Did you know that September 24th has officially been declared as a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis? Well, now you do, so let the party begin!#$?!
Our words, both spoken and verbal, really affect our brand and how others perceive us.
The ninth annual National Punctuation Day®, the September 24 holiday that reminds
The rules: Write one paragraph with a maximum of three sentences using the following 13 punctuation marks to explain which should be “presidential,” and why: apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, and semicolon. You may use a punctuation mark more than once, and there is no word limit. Multiple entries are permitted.
In short, persuade them that your favorite punctuation mark should be the official punctuation mark of the President of the
In 2011, 220 entries in their paragraph contest were received from the
Have a great punctuation day!