Comma comma chameleon How, many times; have you had to decipher a poorly. Written sentence just, like this?
Are you overcome by uncontrollable rage when confronted with a dangling participle? Does steam billow from your ears when your eyes stumble across fragmented sentences? Do you just fucking hate people who don't know how to use a goddamn comma? Well, happy day, Grammar Gestapo! Sept. 24 is National Punctuation Day, huzzah!
Head over to nationalpunctuationday.com, which tells us said reverent day is "a celebration of the lowly comma, correctly used quotes and other proper use of periods, semicolons and the ever-mysterious ellipses."
... and what about those ellipses? Scroll down the page and click on those happy three little dots to learn when and where you should (and shouldn't) bust 'em out.
And be sure to check out the photos section, where grammatically astute readers have submitted photos of marquees, signs and billboards and even tombstones, yikes! that bear misplaced commas and apostrophes.
And if you totally want to dork out, why not buy yourself one of the site's spiffy T-shirts, like the one with a giant red apostrophe accompanied by the reminder, "It's not possessive."
But our personal favorite is the "Jesus and the 12 Apostrophes" tee. Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah? Can I get you to use "it's" properly just one damn time?Know of an interesting, bizarre or educational Web site you’d like to see featured here? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org