Friday, 24 September 2010

national punctuation day

Like Gabe, I can't get excited by National Punctuation Day. So here's something I mentioned last year that I think bears repeating (from The Oxford Companion to the English Language):

it appears from the evidence that there was never a golden age in which the rules for the use of the possessive apostrophe in English were clear-cut and known, understood, and followed by most educated people.

2 comments :

Gabe said...

Nooooooooo! I was counting on you to have a great NPD post this year to pick up my slack! I can't hold it against you, though, because that is a great quote.

Glen Gordon said...

I really wish Etruscans had learned to use punctuation. It would have really helped me out a lot. ;o)