#SOL19: Saving Lives
Miss Fran Miss Fran Miss Fran Can you come here We need help Jeannie fell down and she is crying
20 simple words
Words that I had to replay in my head to understand what I had just heard
The sense of urgency The fear The need
20 simple words that were uttered totally like verbal diarrhea that can make sense in print with a rereading or two Capital letters help with sentence sense but the work is difficult when punctuation is left out
I do believe the message on this shirt that I found on Facebook
Punctuation can save lives as illustrated by the Tshirt above.
Punctuation. can. cause. major. headaches.
Who is punctuation for?
If you are still reading this post, how did you make sense of the text above the picture. How were you able to read text without punctuation? Often in a fast and furious draft, punctuation is spotty or left out. Ideas.are.the.focus.
Thinking about punctuation brings to mind one of my favorite tools – punctuation sticks and I wrote about them here.
Because these are clear, they can easily be inserted into several points in a line in order to determine that best location in any particular piece of writing. It’s a playful way to experiment with varying punctuation as well!
Why does it matter?
Today is National Punctuation Day. Try varying your “usual” punctuation today.
Does anyone notice?
Is punctuation more important for a Reader or a Writer?
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