Punctuation Overload? Or: Maybe Not? Okay; Slightly.

Have you read a story with more punctuation in it than actual words? I myself am guilty of abusing the very basic comma. You have likely noticed me doing this in my posts. Every. Single. One. I like using periods to emphasize how I am feeling as well.

You see what I did there, right? Oh; I did it again, just now.

Okay. Sorry. I am really done now.

But as I have watched, and continue to watch, my 4 daughters go through school, it is beyond obvious that the emphasis on basic grammar and language structure is nowhere near what I stressed about. They do not even have to read the books that my 3 siblings and I had to read. I am positive none of my girls have any idea what “The Scarlet Letter” is.

So I am about to unleash some random Proper-English-Etiquette-If-You-Care-To-Use-It posts.

I am pretty sure we are all going to have fun with this one 🙂

7 thoughts on “Punctuation Overload? Or: Maybe Not? Okay; Slightly.

  1. Constant Geographer July 7, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Oh, I’m looking forward to this. I grade a few hundred college essays each semester. One student used no punctuation other than a period. Each sentence was the equivalent of about 3 or 4 sentences. When I asked why he didn’t use punctuation, or capital letters, he replied, “Well, that isn’t the way people talk.”

    Punctuation saves lives, right?

    • Angela July 7, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      It saves lives, and minds LOL 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nicolette Elzie July 11, 2015 / 8:15 am

    I’m looking forward to these upcoming posts! I could really use them in my writing labs! Lol! I run into so many student who not only don’t know how to use a comma properly but a period, a semicolon, quotations. You’d be surprised how many don’t know how to use a question mark! I mean, I thought that one was pretty easy. 🙈 Thanks for sharing your work!

    • Angela July 11, 2015 / 9:42 am

      They will begin in the next day or two Nicolette 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and reading my post!

  3. gpeynon July 14, 2015 / 8:33 am

    I am also guilty of commacide in the first degree, so I get where you are coming from.

    Have you read Last Exit to Brooklyn? There is the absolute bare minimum of punctuation in that and it still flows quite nicely. Tells you a lot.

    Nice post, thanks.

    • Angela July 14, 2015 / 8:40 am

      Thanks for sharing! I have not read Last Exit yo Brooklyn; yet. ☺

      • gpeynon July 14, 2015 / 8:44 am

        It’s a brilliant book, but a little on the heavy side.

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