Happy National Punctuation Day 2014!

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September 24 is National Punctuation Day, the special day of the year for people who can’t stand the improper use of punctuation marks. To put it more positively, it is the day when we celebrate the correct use of punctuation marks. This day was “invented” by Jeff Rubin back in 2004, and he “encourages appreciators […]

Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation Marks

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The debate on how to use quotation marks has been raging for a very long time, probably just as long as any other grammar issue. Perhaps one of the main things that bother people is how quotation marks are used unnecessarily. There is another issue about quotation marks that often come up: how they are […]

More Funny Signs that Could Use Better Grammar/Spelling

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It’s been more than a month since I posted the first group of funny (or not-so-funny for some) signs on FWJ. When I woke up this morning, I thought that it would be a good idea to post some more signs for the grammar section. After all, it is a Monday, and we can all […]

What’s the Apostrophe Doing There?

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The apostrophe is an innocuous-looking thing, but it does have the power to screw things up – just like the comma.  I don’t know about you, but I feel so uncomfortable when I see signs and other written material that look like the following. Photo credit: Jeffrey Hill Photo credit: Quezi So what’s wrong with […]