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Is National Punctuation Day Becoming Too Commercial?

Happy National Punctuation Day!

One of my guest writers, Charles Carson from the journal American Speech, sent me a funny message asking if I thought National Punctuation Day is becoming too commercial.

I laughed and posted the message to Twitter and received these amusing responses. You people crack me up! Add your own sentiment in the comments section.

@jmayson Stores have had Punctuation Day decorations up since July 5th. The holiday has lost its true meaning. :-)

@bpende The real problem was when Father Punctuation started showing up on Coke cans … that was just too much.

@dcperry I think the Great Colon will find my parentheses pstch the most sincere parentheses patch of all.

@worldsofwayne Thought you wrote “Punchuation Day”. That would be a painful day…

@dcperry I think the Great Colon will find my parentheses pstch the most sincere parentheses patch of all.

@ffluvssg1 Rockin’ around the Comma Tree, have a happy holiday…

@djcitymaus all depends on if there are Hallmark Cards — which would be pretty ironic considering their creative use of punctuation.

@mightymur What? Next you’ll be telling me that I shouldn’t have a National Punctuation Day wish list.

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5 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Read about National Punctuation Day with interest! Thought this may perhaps tie in with another issue – it’s an old one (January 2009) but still worth discussion…

    Scene is set for a pedants’ revolt as city dares to banish the apostrophe from its street signs


    1. E on March 29th, 2009 at 10:44 PM
  2. *Wow* Perhaps we shouldn’t over-emphasize an event so many months in advance!!!!!!!!!!! It kind of spoils the festivity…

    2. RSalcedo on September 25th, 2008 at 8:18 AM
  3. I see Carlos has managed to fit four PUNctuation marks into one comment.

    3. Marie on September 24th, 2008 at 8:03 PM
  4. Have an exclamatory National Punctuation Day!

    4. Josh on September 24th, 2008 at 5:30 PM
  5. It is comma knowledge that punctuation day has been commercialized for too long a period. I colon all people who genuinely care about the holiday to protest tilde tide is turned.

    5. carlos benjamin on September 24th, 2008 at 5:07 PM