Posted by: Jack Henry | September 23, 2014

Editor’s Corner: Preparing for National Punctuation Day

Tomorrow, September 24, is National Punctuation Day in the United States. It is a day to love, honor, and cherish your favorite punctuation mark. My favorite way to celebrate is by sharing a few unfortunate photos with you. While many of these are spelling-related, I still think today is as good a day as any to share them with you.

· Nothing says forever like a tattoo. I hope it gets better than this unnecessary apostrophe and bad grammar.

· While you are waiting for it to get better, how about another tattoo letting people know there is “nohing” to regret? And if you’re going to say it wrong, say it bold and say it strong!

· Eww. A good, old-fashioned comma and putting the modifier in the right place would improve this gossip tidbit.

· A surefire way to upset your parents is by ordering a cake with quotation marks used inappropriately. If there is some question about your paternity, you might not want to broach the discussion at a party.

· Is it the spelling error that makes this bad? Or is it the school bus that looks like a converted bread delivery van? Perhaps it the artistry of a second-grader using a dull needle and bottle of India ink to do their own tattoo that makes me cringe a little? All I know is that this tattoo is listed as a failure, but it succeeded at bringing tears of amusement to my eyes.

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

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