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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Punctuation Day!

That’s right – September 24 is the official day to celebrate commas, colons, semicolons, and other punctuation marks that grace our English language.

If you would like to participate in a simple way: Smile as you read this.

If you would like to pay serious homage to the occasion: Consult your favorite style guide to help you determine when to replace a comma with a dash.

If you are an over-the-top Punctuation Day enthusiast: Produce a pastry in the shape of a punctuation mark and submit it by September 30 to National Punctuation Day, 1517 Buckeye Court, Pinole, CA 94564. For more information, visit www.nationalpunctuationday.com. (This is not a joke.)

Chief Punctuation Enthusiast
Goff & Howard, Inc.