An accent on punctuation

  • Article by: KIM ODE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 23, 2008 - 11:03 AM
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lizajaneSep. 23, 0810:08 AM

We verbivores salute you.

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slashdotSep. 23, 0811:30 AM

The interrobang (‽). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrobang)

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SGT_MSep. 23, 0812:00 PM

on this website alone are guilty. This includes me, for I tend to use (parenthesis)too often. Maybe we should all retake a English composition class to refresh ourselves.

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personSep. 23, 0812:02 PM

I hear stuff like "I *could* care less" or "Water *over* the bridge." Just to be clear, water only goes over the bridge during a catastrophe - so you probably want to say under instead. Also, it's "couldn't" care less because you're pointing out how you don't care at all.

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amyhaselbergSep. 23, 0812:59 PM

If we’re really going to go there, how about using actual quote marks and real apostrophes instead of those “straight quotes”? I know it’s everywhere, but " means inches, not “I’m quoting another person.”

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gregdiedrichSep. 23, 08 1:01 PM

period

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AnneHendersSep. 23, 08 1:15 PM

It's unfortunate we need a day like this but I think it's great!

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matheusSep. 23, 08 2:14 PM

The Parenthesis is a wonderful piece of punctuation. No where has it been more glorified than in the programming language LISP where *everything* (wow there's me using the * improperly and enclosing this comment in parenthesis) is enclosed by parenthesis and multiple layers of them. I'm honestly not sure what their proper usage is but they work wonderfully to enclose a commentary within your text. I ((())) em :)

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zappy123Sep. 23, 08 2:14 PM

One of the best books on this is Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. Hilarity ensues when wrong punctuation is used!

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buckbadgerSep. 23, 08 2:50 PM

Embrace your period.

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