Punctuation Saves Lives!


Punctuation is “the use of spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and correct reading, both silently and aloud, of handwritten and printed texts.”[1] Another description is: “The practice, action, or system of inserting points or other small marks into texts, in order to aid interpretation; division of the text into sentences, clauses, etc., by means of such marks.”- Source : Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation

Well, punctuation is my OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
I punctuate even when I shouldn’t.
I over punctuate, by all meanings, always.

When I edit the text,it looks like a forest of punctuation marks.

I erase some of them,but, I love the play and the scenery they can make.

They are too important to me.

And you now what?

Let me show you how important their use is!

1. “Woman, without her man, is nothing” (emphasizing the importance of men),
2. “Woman: without her, man is nothing” (emphasizing the importance of women!!!).

Choose your favourite, 1 or 2.Do you see what difference they make? I just adore them.

And now a little game!

A sentence and word puzzle, where the proper punctuation is needed and adds a full meaning to the following:

“That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is”.

I tried it several times, playing with it, like a child with puzzles. Amusing, isn’t it?

Share the love of the punctuation power, since it can save lives!

Or you can eat your grandma by mistake!




69 thoughts on “Punctuation Saves Lives!

  1. andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 2:09 PM

    (Grabs a giant leaf blower and blows away all the punctuations and commas)

    oh hai Tina! didn’t see you back there (waves) 😛


    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 2:41 PM


      Waving back at you from the pile of punctuations and commas using only exclamation mark!

      😛 😀


      • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 2:51 PM

        (Holds up a giant exclamation mark) 😛


        • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 3:31 PM

          (Holds up an exclamation mark size of the Empire State Building with a smile on a face) 😛


          • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 3:33 PM

            Pokes the tip at the feet top and watches you drop to a cushion of dots

            Holds up a giant question sign 😉


            • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 3:37 PM

              At least the cushion of dots is soft
              As feathers
              The question sign lands
              Right on the tip
              Of your nose
              Leaving a trace that will stay there
              For a long time
              As a reminder of my accuracy 😉


              • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 3:44 PM

                Pulls a cord and an endless stream of commas fall down on you hah! you’ll be a lil while 😉


                • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 4:29 PM

                  As comma’s trapped me
                  In an infinite loop
                  Of a delay
                  In life’s stream
                  You forget about
                  My existence
                  Until one day
                  You looked in the mirror
                  At the tip of your nose
                  Where the question mark
                  Plead you to
                  Pull me out from the infinity. 😛


                  • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 4:35 PM

                    You’re evil, I like you but you’re evil lol!


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 4:41 PM

                      How? I am evil? (sobbing in tears).

                      I just replied to your evil. LOL. 😀

                      And this play of sarcasm was fun.
                      Not evil.
                      And don’t worry about your nose.

                      At least it saved me from the black hole of nonexistence, where you have put me, in the first place! (LOL, but still sobbing).

                      Weeping! 😛


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 4:58 PM

                      Breaks out the violin owwww!!!! 😛 for the nose! 😛


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 5:22 PM

                      I can fix your nose.
                      I am a nurse, after all, but I can do it without any problem.



                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 5:26 PM

                      A lady who’s picture is only of a very dangerous look of an eye? mmmmm…. 😛

                      Liked by 1 person

                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 5:30 PM

                      Dangerous? LOL!

                      I’m a little girl.

                      Small sized. Fits everywhere.Has no cruel intentions.

                      Wears a mask of evil maybe, but just to push away unwanted interactions with other people (psychos, annoyers… add more as you want….).

                      😀 😛


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 5:31 PM

                      lol where do I fit into the mmm….! 😛


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 5:33 PM

                      I don’t know. 😛

                      But the answer lies here: I AM INTERACTING WITH YOU, Andy. 😀

                      So you’re not on the list written above…LOL! 🙂


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 5:35 PM

                      whew!!! safe nose happy guy lol 😛


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 5:38 PM


                      Satisfied now? 😀

                      Btw, I saw just now that you wear glasses, so forget about anything dropping on your head.

                      I don’t want to hurt you for real. And it would be a shame to ruin that nose. 😛


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 5:42 PM

                      lol!! yeah I don’t got the best nose for this type of glasses 😛


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 5:55 PM


                      That wasn’t what I meant,but let it be your way.

                      The glasses are just ok for your nose. 😛


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 6:11 PM

                      Great Looks at his nose in mirror now she’s got me wondering 😛


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 6:14 PM


                      You have a great nose, no you do not need a nose job or the lips correction, or the…..whatever!


                      I shall put my picture, so you can make fun of me, instead of wondering what’s wrong with your nose. 😛


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 6:28 PM

                      Great thx now I’m thinking about more! 😛

                      I’ll be waiting for the photo! 😉


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 6:32 PM

                      Waiting, waiting……. 😛

                      Maybe I’m not brave enough,LOL!



                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 6:48 PM

                      Oh first my nose then my lips and everything else and THEN you are camera shy? geez 😛


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 6:51 PM

                      Poke poke pokes you with exclamation marks and follows with a giant 😛 emoticon sign!


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 7:04 PM

                      Poke right back at you right in the eye!

                      Oh no,you wear glasses. Defense!



                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 7:30 PM

                      muahhahhahaha! I like what I see so more pokes!! (pokes your nose)

                      prolly should take this to email huh lol


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 7:45 PM

                      LOL you’re right.

                      Never too late to get smart. 😛

                      Poke back at you.:D


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 7:08 PM

                      Check out my profile. You…. 😛




                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 7:16 PM

                      Finally! there she is! poke poke poke double poke triple poke 😛


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 7:41 PM

                      Double dare, poking time
                      You had poke me
                      In the eye.

                      That’s what changed my mind. Your poke pokepoke pokepoekpoke….LOL! 😀


                    • andy1076 June 29, 2014 / 7:47 PM

                      Hah! dare ya email me now 😉 (poke everywhere)!


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 8:47 PM

                      Oh my…you are a poking machine with a double dare feature! 😛


  2. blainecindy June 29, 2014 / 2:14 PM

    Ha, ha! Your post made me chuckle. What a great way to start the day. I love punctuation, too. And you’re right – it’s so much fun to play with. Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 2:42 PM

      Thanks a lot!

      Poor grandma almost ended in the…oven. LOL.

      Punctuation, my fav!

      Have a cheerful day! 😀


  3. ivyon June 29, 2014 / 9:51 PM

    Haha, I always hear about the poor Grandma when reading about punctuation. 😀
    I loved your game and playing with commas, I think my punctuation of (to much) liking is this: …
    How do you call that? Dot dot dot?


    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 9:54 PM

      Yeah…I love to dot dot dot dot….

      The more, the merrier! 😀

      I’m fully into dotting…….look……:D


      I’m glad you commented on this post of poor grandma. 😀


      • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 9:58 PM


        I would share my enthusiasm but it is midnight here 😀
        There I give dots as a form of communication haha


        • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 9:59 PM

          Same here! 23:59 to be precise.

          I’m from Croatia, Europe…and you?



          • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 10:01 PM

            Wait whaaaaaaa?

            Ne seri! 😀


            • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 10:02 PM

              Ma daj …me nemoj…hahahahhaa


              I jos Haaaaahhahah

              Zagreb. 😀


              • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 10:06 PM

                E baš to… Reko sad ću ja ispast iz zemlje trećeg svijeta 😀

                Al bitno da se mi na engl razgovaramo 😀


                • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 10:12 PM

                  Znas kaj je najgore? Ide nam dobro na engleskom! Ha!

                  Ma kakve zemlje treceg svijeta…cetvrtoga. Ovdje ionako prevladavaju ameri. As usual. 😀

                  Liked by 1 person

                  • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 10:17 PM

                    Da istina, al ok su… Najbolji su mi oni koji kao znaju neš o Hr pa mi pričaju, tako mi je jedna žena kao znam ti ja neku blogericu koja je isto iz HR, na kraju ispala žena iz dijaspore iz u-es-ej piše o Hrvatskoj i Tuđmanu. O, lucky me…


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 10:20 PM


                      Ja nisam pisala otkuda sam,jer se uopce,ali uopcene zelim natezati s Hrvatima,i nemam pojma koliko ih je ovdje. 😀

                      Ali ok,tvoj blog…wow…dot dot ddot…dddoot…wow!

                      Svaka cast! 😀


                    • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 10:23 PM

                      Thanks! 😉

                      Ma meni je pisanje na engl oduzelo bilo kakva natezanja, stvarno… Onima kojima se raspravlja se neda čitati ingliš muahahah 😀

                      Fakat ti hvala na komplimentu, ja isto idem kroz tvoj sad i došla sam do OP posta, jebeno… Sorry ak ne voliš psovke 🙂 Baš ću pročitat šta si sve napisala, i da znam taj osjećaj provjeravanja greški XD


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 10:28 PM


                      My middle name. 😀 Fak dat šit i tak dalje…muahahah!

                      Sve ćeš pročitati? Jes’ luda?

                      Uzmi godisnji. 😀

                      Ma salim se, nema tog puno,pa tu sam tek mjesec dana!

                      E, super ti je onaj dio sa DIY robicom…to i ja radim..volim prepravke, popravke i dodatke.

                      Najdraze mi je kupiti majicu za 20 kn u HM-u i napravit punk style top sa zakovicama ili nesto slicno..

                      Imamo zajednickih interesa,osim kaj vidim da ne volontiras za macke…hahahhaha! 😀


                    • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 10:35 PM

                      Ozbiljno? I već te pozvao OP? uuuuuuuu 😀 Hahahha… On glasi kao neka faca među blogerima zbog broja čitatelja al nije mi nešto extra za čitat, više je orijentiran da skupi što više followera… Zato mu je avatar zastava od J.Koreje, jer od tamo je neki lik koji ima više sljedbenika od njega i on se s njim natječe…. Čudno mi je zamislit ga ko prosječnog Azijata s klincima 🙂
                      Ja sam redoviti posjetitelj textil house-a, volim te prerade, sve sam nešto radila simo-tamo pa bude i na blogu završilo…. Misliš Pravošapci i to? Imam micu koju možeš nać u kategoriji Animals, ona je internetska zvijezda xd i htjela sam volontirat s macama, ali to će mi bit moguće samo kad ću imat svoj kutak, najradije bi bila privremeni udomitelj ❤


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 10:42 PM

                      Pa da,mjesec dana…nekak me puklo da pocnem pisati na blogu, kad vec to i ovako radim…why not?

                      I da, pozvao me taj OP, alimeni je on ok na neki svoj cudan, sarkaastican nacin..ponekad i presarkastican, a to da se snekime natjece, nisam ni znala. Kao ni to da je faca. Znam samo da ima followera pun k…

                      I da, Prava Šapa. Tri udomljene. 😀

                      Imala sam namjeru postati privremena teta cuvalica, ali imam maloga koji je star tek 4 mjeseca, macak, pa nije cijepljen bio i tak. A stan od 45 kvadrata, tako da ne znamkuda bih ja stala ako postanem i teta. 😀

                      Na strop,valjda. 😀

                      Zato ponekad razvozim mace, skupljamo mace, vodimo ih vetu…bilo sto treba,tu sam 😀

                      Moram vidjeti taj tvoj Animal….zvijezda velis?

                      Pa i ti si na neki nacin…imas awarda na blogu da ti ne stane na jednu stranicu, hahhahaha! 😀


                    • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 10:48 PM

                      Hahahaahah 😀
                      Baš sam znala da je Prava Šapa, oni su nekak najviše u Zg-u aktivirani… Tri mace? Omg, blago tebi, ili “blago tebi” 😀 Meni je i ova jedna pune ruke posla, sad se bila tu smucala iza mene… Ali kad vidim macu na cesti i pozovem ju il vidim da je gladna, napuštena, il mače k tome… Ma imala bi stan pun miceka,..

                      Pfff, nisu te nagrade dokaz neki, al tenks. Meni ih je uvijek drago dobit, baš se osjetim nekak posebno, još moraju napisat zaš baš meni… Ma super je ovaj WP. Meni će bit za nekih 2 tjedna godina dana kako pišem i nisam mislila da će mi tolko značit moj mali blog 🙂


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 10:52 PM

                      Ma nagrade znace puno. Znace da ono sto radis,pises, vrijedi!

                      Ima tu ljudi koji su godinama prisutni ali su nevidljivi.
                      Jer ne vrijede. 😀

                      A mica je zaaaakon! 😀 Preslatko stvorenjce!

                      Meni su dvije macke bile premalo. Tri su optimala,cetiri bi bile super, a deset genijalno!



                      Meni je blog ispusni ventilcic.

                      Bas nisam neki pricljiv tip, pa radije pisem.

                      Tko skuzi, skuzi. Tko ne, ko’ ga jebe. 😀


                    • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 11:00 PM

                      To je istina 😀 Fala ti ko bratu 😀

                      Joooj, već vidim da bi drugi morali bit glas razuma jer bi ih ja natovarila kod sebe kad god bi vidla na cesti gladne… :/

                      Ma blog je zakon, da sam znala kolko ću imat beneficija od pisanja počela bi ranije… Al valjda ono, sve ima svoje vrijeme… Vidiš da volim točkice haha 😀 Super za ovo životno razdoblje. I koje su šanse da naletim na tebe preko Daily Prompta? Jer sam samo proskrolala i kliknula na 5,6 koji su me privukli da vidim… Et. Život.


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 11:04 PM

                      Ma nista nije slucajno.
                      Carl G.Jung – Teorija sinhroniciteta 😀

                      A DP nisam pisala danima jer su teme bile kasljuc kasljuc…tako da ponovno, nista nije slucajno! 😀

                      Malo psihologije i ostaloga,preporucam 😀

                      A koje su ti beneficije? Osim kaj si faaacaa! 😀


                    • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 11:16 PM

                      To e to.

                      Ma hrpa… Ko prvo, uopće nisam znala da sam tak kreativna dok nisam počela pisat jer sam počela brijat po kreativnim stranicama i razmišljat šta bi još, kako, gdje i ona sam uzela fotić u ruke jer je trebalo poslikat to, pa sam otkrila weekly photo challenges, uglavnom danas se ne odvajam više od fotića skoro, obožavam fotografiju, prije nism niš znala o tome… I naravno, volim pisat, volim da me drugi čitaju, komentiraju, upoznavat dr ljude sa svih strana i doć do super zanimljivih blogova… Nisam NIKAD bila osoba od kuhinje, al nešto mi nije dalo mira i krenula sam to proučavati i eksperimentirati, i onda sam našla challenge za to! Koji ne treba gledat na prazan trbuh.. 😀 I to mi je dalo još jedan razlog da se ukopam u kreativu, koju mogu pojest poslije… 😀 Plus svašta još nešto, al kužiš… 🙂


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 11:22 PM

                      Vrapca ti, sto ces jos napraviti?!

                      Slijedeca postaja mackocuvateljica. 😀

                      A ja te challenge,onak…najgorimi onaj Tipsy Lit..skuzila sam da glasaju sami za sebe….hahahahha! Ludilo!

                      Imam i ja hrpu fotki, ali taaako mi se ne da to editirati, pa stavljati…DSLR fotic,ma sve super, ali mi se ne daaa… LOL…

                      Moram jos malo sazrijeti tu na WPu-u za taj potez 😀


                    • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 11:26 PM

                      Ma tako je…laganini 😀

                      Nemam pojma 😀 Nadam se još puno toga 😀
                      Ne znam za taj Tipsy Lit, iako mi je ime poznato i vidjela sam ga, al ne znam koja su pravila, šta je to uopće…? Meni su se par uhvatili, među njima challenge za kućne ljubimce, naravno da sam tamo bila par puta… 🙂


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 11:29 PM

                      Ah i taj za kucne ljubimce…ma ne znam…vidjeti cu.

                      Za Tipsy Lit? Komplicirano. Ja sam se uvalila, bila citana,dobivala komentare,i onda kad procitam druge uratke i vidim tko je dobio..maaaa daaaj me nemooj…

                      Odustala. Uglavnom su challengi za pisanje, po zadanoj temi, do 500 rijeci, bilo koja vrsta pisanja, fiction, non fiction, poems….biras.

                      Probaj, imas na mojoj stranici link.



                    • ivyon June 29, 2014 / 11:30 PM

                      Baš budem… Fućka mi se za glasanje, ak je dobra tema a inspiracije nema… 😀

                      Uživaj i tipkamo se! 🙂


                    • Tina The Mess June 29, 2014 / 11:34 PM

                      I odi!

                      Ja cu glasati za tebe..pa nek se jebu! 😀

                      Tip tip i click click…do daljnjegaa! 😀


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