Prepare your pet peeves. Punctuation Day is fast approaching
I know a guy — well educated person — who doesn't like periods. He can write a 200-word paragraph without using a single one, until the end. Instead, he pauses long, long sentences with multiple semicolons and commas. Drives me crazy.
He could benefit from a little remedial training on sentence structure. Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style," might be a good start.
National Punctuation Day for the last seven years has been celebrated on Sept. 24. That is, if you can actually "celebrate" a day dedicated to proper punctuation in an era when a lot of people under the age of 30 have a difficult time writing a complete sentence without straying from using actual words :)
Anyway, send me your biggest punctuation pet peeves and I'll include them in a blog post and/or column a week from Saturday.