A period, a comma, a semicolon, a question mark and an exclamation point are examples of some of the punctuation used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning. National Punctuation Day commemorates these and all punctuation annually on September 24th.
Across the country, National Punctuation Day events test skill, educate and even poke fun at some of those embarrassing errors.
- The founder of The National Punctuation Day sends out a challenge every year. Visit Jeff Rubin’s website to enter the contest.
- FontFeed credits National Punctuation Day with the revival of the interrobang.
- Auburn Elementary School of Auburn, MI celebrates National Punctuation Day annually.
- CBS’s Live with Regis & Kelly mentioned National Punctuation Day on their morning television show on September 24, 2008.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Make sure to use proper punctuation and use #NationalPunctuationDay to post on social media.
Jeff Rubin founded National Punctuation Day in 2004 as a way to promote the correct usage of punctuation.
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