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August 24th, 2007


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09:49 am - Comma Comma Comma Comma Comma Chameleon
Does anyone else get that itch to post if you haven't posted in a few days? It's probably directly related to the amount of comments you're getting.

Also, it's Friday, which means it's Friday fun time. Here are some high-larious links from CollegeHumor.com for you:

Minesweeper: The Movie: What's fucking awesome about this is it almost feels like it could be a real movie. And the tagline rules. As does most everything else about it.

Facebook Off: Cute idea and very topical!

Internet Commenter Business Meeting: A must-see for anyone who has commented on the Internet.

I am currently doing an AMWA workshop called Punctuation for Clarity and Style. It inspired this poll.

Poll #1044555 Did you know a female editor is called an editress?

What is your favorite punctuation mark?

Comma
6(6.7%)
Semicolon
24(27.0%)
Colon
1(1.1%)
Em Dash
12(13.5%)
En Dash
3(3.4%)
Parentheses
10(11.2%)
Square Brackets
3(3.4%)
Hyphen
1(1.1%)
Apostrophe
2(2.2%)
Forward Slash
1(1.1%)
Quotation Marks
2(2.2%)
Ellipses
17(19.1%)
Period
1(1.1%)
Question Mark
1(1.1%)
Exclamation Point
5(5.6%)

What is J.K. Rowling's new favorite punctuation mark?

Colon
26(34.2%)
Colon
8(10.5%)
Colon
17(22.4%)
Colon
16(21.1%)
Colon
9(11.8%)


Feel free to explain your choice in a properly punctuated essay.
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Comments:


From:ikcelaks
Date:August 24th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
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I was torn between the semicolon and parentheses. They are both extremely useful. I went with parentheses because, while the semicolon is much more aesthetically pleasing, the parentheses have unmatched versatility. Parentheses allow us to unambiguously embed whatever we want (single words, phrases, full sentences, mini-paragraphs, and even other parenthetical phrases (nestability!)) right where we need it in the sentence. Even if it goes against proper style, how can you not love that kind of easy to use power?

I give the hyphen an honorable mention, because I love modularity.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 24th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
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I love the rationales people are giving.

I am skeptical of your hyphen love, given your neglect to use them in "easy-to-use power."
From:ikcelaks
Date:August 24th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
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I hyphenate phrases all the time. I'm not sure why I didn't in this case. I really should have.

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