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By June Casagrande | September 23, 2011
Someday soon, your local drugstore will spend the first part of September decking the aisles with dangling apostrophes and setting out display cases of semicolon-themed bric-a-brac. But until the day marketers sniff out the profit potential of another holiday, it's up to word nerds like me to help spread the word about National Punctuation Day. On Sept. 24, National Punctuation Day is the brainchild of Jeff Rubin, a professional wordsmith based in Pinole, Calif. With a strong emphasis on schools and kids, National Punctuation Day promotes games, activities, contests and lessons in classrooms nationwide and is now entering its eighth year.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | September 30, 2009
Thursday was National Punctuation Day. It?s a time when punctuation lovers of all stripes set aside their differences and unite in celebration of those little marks that are the fine line shielding us from communication chaos. True, different factions celebrate the holiday differently. Semicolon lovers sport their tightest girdles and spread tea-soaked mayhem in festivities that go on much, much longer than they should. Parentheses partisans plan simple affairs that invariably become over-complicated as they invite too many guests and insert too many ingredients in the dip. Comma lovers?
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | October 4, 2006
Are you getting ready? Can you feel the excitement in the air? That's right, it's time to mark your calendar because National Punctuation Day is just 50 weeks away. And be sure to do a better job of marking your calendar than I did. That way you won't find yourself scratching your head and wondering how you missed out on a golden opportunity to write a brilliant and timely column, show off your hard-earned punctuation expertise and feel like Lynne Truss for a day. According to its website, National Punctuation Day on Sept.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | October 25, 2006
Late: adj.: happening, coming, etc. after the usual, proper, or expected time; tardy unorganized: adj.: having no regular order, system, or organization; not behaving, thinking, etc. in an orderly way flake: n. [Slang] an eccentric, unbalanced, or irrational person. On the heels of my recent column about National Punctuation Day, which ran two weeks after that holiday, today I bring you yet another example of stellar organizational and planning skills. Welcome to a column celebrating this year's National Dictionary Day, which was on Oct. 16. Apologize: vi.: to make an apology; acknowledge, and express regret for, a fault, wrong, etc. National Dictionary Day may just be a way to sell books.
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By June Casagrande | September 23, 2011
Someday soon, your local drugstore will spend the first part of September decking the aisles with dangling apostrophes and setting out display cases of semicolon-themed bric-a-brac. But until the day marketers sniff out the profit potential of another holiday, it's up to word nerds like me to help spread the word about National Punctuation Day. On Sept. 24, National Punctuation Day is the brainchild of Jeff Rubin, a professional wordsmith based in Pinole, Calif. With a strong emphasis on schools and kids, National Punctuation Day promotes games, activities, contests and lessons in classrooms nationwide and is now entering its eighth year.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | September 30, 2009
Thursday was National Punctuation Day. It?s a time when punctuation lovers of all stripes set aside their differences and unite in celebration of those little marks that are the fine line shielding us from communication chaos. True, different factions celebrate the holiday differently. Semicolon lovers sport their tightest girdles and spread tea-soaked mayhem in festivities that go on much, much longer than they should. Parentheses partisans plan simple affairs that invariably become over-complicated as they invite too many guests and insert too many ingredients in the dip. Comma lovers?
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | October 25, 2006
Late: adj.: happening, coming, etc. after the usual, proper, or expected time; tardy unorganized: adj.: having no regular order, system, or organization; not behaving, thinking, etc. in an orderly way flake: n. [Slang] an eccentric, unbalanced, or irrational person. On the heels of my recent column about National Punctuation Day, which ran two weeks after that holiday, today I bring you yet another example of stellar organizational and planning skills. Welcome to a column celebrating this year's National Dictionary Day, which was on Oct. 16. Apologize: vi.: to make an apology; acknowledge, and express regret for, a fault, wrong, etc. National Dictionary Day may just be a way to sell books.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | October 4, 2006
Are you getting ready? Can you feel the excitement in the air? That's right, it's time to mark your calendar because National Punctuation Day is just 50 weeks away. And be sure to do a better job of marking your calendar than I did. That way you won't find yourself scratching your head and wondering how you missed out on a golden opportunity to write a brilliant and timely column, show off your hard-earned punctuation expertise and feel like Lynne Truss for a day. According to its website, National Punctuation Day on Sept.
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