The importance of punctuation.

punctuation_saves_livesWhat is a word that’s formed of 4 letters, but consists of 3, sometimes is written with 9, never with 5, and occasionally is made up of 12.

Get it? No? OK, how about if I write it like this?

‘What’ is a word that’s formed of 4 letters, ‘but’ consists of 3, ‘sometimes’ is written with 9, ‘never’ with 5, and ‘occasionally’ is made up of 12.

NOW you get it. Punctuation. Use it, bitches.

Sorry, I came over all Jesse Pinkman there. Original number sentence nicked from @TeaAndCopy on Twitter.

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About wombat37

A Yorkshireman in the green hills of Lancashire, UK Not a real wombat, obviously, or typing would become an issue. I do have short legs and a hairy nose, however. Oh, & a distinctive smell.

Posted on February 27, 2014, in Grammar, Punctuation, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Totally agree. How DARE the powers that be even consider not teaching punctuation in schools, even though more often than not it’s not used correctly

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