That’s right, every holiday is a good chance to celebrate. That is why linguists, translators, teachers and philologists, at least in the USA, have an additional day to remember.

Happy National Punctuation Day!

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National Punctuation Day

National Punctuation Day is a celebration of punctuation that occurs each year on September 24th in the United States of America.
On this day in 2004 Jeff Rubin decided to reserve this holiday for promoting the correct usage
of periods, commas, semicolons, and any other punctuation mark you can think of!

It is said that Rubin founded the holiday after his frustration with punctuation errors he noticed
in the newspaper. His background as a reporter and newsletter editor made him hypersensitive to the errors he saw daily,
prompting him to create a holiday dedicated to punctuation
awareness.

According to Rubin, this holiday is to be celebrated by:

  • sleeping in late
  • identifying punctuation mistakes on business signs or in the newspaper
  • writing your own error-free letters

Any other ideas on punctuation day?
Or what are you hypersensitive about in terms of punctuation?

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