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Happy National Punctuation Day! Let’s Celebrate With Some Meatloaf.

September 24 is National Punctuation Day, the annual celebration of “the lowly comma, correctly used quotation marks, and other proper uses of periods, semicolons, and the ever-mysterious ellipses.” Grammar and punctuation lovers can celebrate in a variety of ways, including cooking up some of the official meatloaf of National Punctuation Day. Yummy and educational! Other punctuation-themed things you can find on the NPD web site include some giant cookies, photos of punctuation fails, and a t-shirt featuring “Jesus and the Twelve Apostrophes.” Happy punctuating!

(via: Neatorama)

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  • Robert Vary

    Reading just the headline, I totally thought you meant Meat Loaf, the singer. Little known fact: in the song “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” the “that” Meat Loaf is referring to is “giving up the Oxford comma.”

  • According2Robyn

    Thanks a lot. Now you’ve ruined that song for me.

  • According2Robyn

    This is, awesome.

  • Lisa Liscoumb

    Hey, punctuation can save lives:

    “Let’s eat grandma!”
    “Let’s eat, grandma!”

    Yeah, it’s an oldie – but then so am I. :)

  • Robert Vary

    I live to serve.

  • Sarah K

    Let’s not forget the dangers of forgetting the Oxford comma. For example:

    We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin.
    We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin.

    Totally different party atmosphere, I promise.

  • Anonymous

    The poor semicolon doesn’t get much play, outside of text speak and badly-written term papers. ;~;

  • Lisa Liscoumb

    And, of course, punctuation (in the form of the apostrophe) is the difference between knowing your s**t and knowing you’re s**t. ;)

  • elsie

    my stepmom recently bought a nearly new red Mercedes SLS AMG Convertible only from working off a home computer… More hints


  • Delphi Psmith

    Best punctuation amusement is Victor Borge’s Phonetic Punctuation :)