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.” 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!