Tag Archives: Punctuation

New punctuation marks

We might not be using all the punctuation marks available to us already, but The New Yorker wants us to invent some more. They asked readers to help out, by submitting suggestions. Some examples: Some drew upon celebrity affectations. From @rockskimmer came the Tilde Swinton, which would precede any sentence that’s to be read with(…)


More punctuation

I recently posted a great infographic about the ampersand. If you’re interested in punctuation, you’ll appreciate another article I found on 14 punctuation marks “you never knew existed”! My favourite is probably the interrobang, as I’ve discussed previously. But I also really like the guillemets (<< >>), which are used in non-English languages as quotation(…)


National Punctuation Day

Today is National Punctuation Day and I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the interrobang. Whilst it’s not technically included in National Punctuation Day’s celebration of “the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis”, the interrobang is nonetheless useful and should be(…)


National Punctuation Day

Are you a stickler for correct punctuation? Do you appreciate a well-placed apostrophe? Then your day has come – it’s National Punctuation Day! Now in its seventh official year of celebration, the holiday started when one man, Jeff Rubin, grew frustrated of spotting errors in his newspaper. The event has grown since then, with Rubin’s(…)