Happy National Punctuation Day!

Happy National Punctuation Day!

Ok, I’m totally . . . what do the British say? Gobsmacked. That’s such a great word! Did you know that in the United States, today is National Punctuation Day? Yep, that’s a real thing. Today, September 24th marks the 17th annual National Punctuation Day.

So what is it you ask? Might as well, I had to, and I’m American for Pete’s sake. So this is it. National Punctuation Day is a day that was created to celebrate TEACHERS! Yes, those unsung heroes that shape young minds.

Anyway, I digress, National Punctuation Day was founded in 2004 by former newspaperman Jeff Rubin to continue “to remind Americans that ‘a comma is not a state of being.’” And, hopefully, underscore the use of proper punctuation.

It has been defined as:

“A celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotes, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipsis.”

I can really get behind this! My eyes are constantly offended by horrible grammar and sloppy punctuation (if any). I guess that’s why I’m a good proofreader. These mistakes actually hurt my eyes! LOL!

So happy National Punctuation Day! May your comma ever be in the right place. http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/

Deborah is a native US citizen currently living in Mexico. After having a long corporate experience, she gave it up to travel to different parts of the world. Freelance writing suits her need for freedom. She has a solid background in digital marketing and has SEO experience because of her extensive marketing training with My Lead System Pro and other intensive courses she has taken over the years. She lives with her two rescue dogs and three rescued cats in a little beach house in the Yucatán.

Deborah White

Deborah is a native US citizen currently living in Mexico. After having a long corporate experience, she gave it up to travel to different parts of the world. Freelance writing suits her need for freedom. She has a solid background in digital marketing and has SEO experience because of her extensive marketing training with My Lead System Pro and other intensive courses she has taken over the years. She lives with her two rescue dogs and three rescued cats in a little beach house in the Yucatán.

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