National Punctuation Day in the USA
Old 09-24-2009, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's today. Celebrate with the whole website dedicated to it.

http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/

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RULES FOR THE NATIONAL PUNCTUATION DAY BAKING CONTEST

1. Entrants must send a recipe and a sample of their cookie, cake, pastry, doughnut, or bread baked in the shape of a punctuation mark to National Punctuation Day, 1517 Buckeye Court, Pinole, CA 94564.

2. Entrants must send two print photos—one putting the item in an oven before baking and the other taking it out when it’s done. Make sure we can see the baked goods clearly.

3. First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive a box of non-edible NPD goodies, and all entrants’ photos and recipes will be published on the National Punctuation Day website.

4. All entries must be received by September 30, 2009

The NPD website—in addition to highlighting the latest in literacy news and featuring incorrectly punctuated signs from all over the world—serves as a resource that helps educators teach good writing skills and helps students understand the basics of punctuation. Business people worldwide use it as a reference guide.

“Casual shortcuts bred by e-mailing and text messaging have no place in school papers or professional business writing,” says NPD founder Jeff Rubin. “In the business world, words have power and help decision-makers form impressions immediately. Careless punctuation mistakes cost time, money, and productivity.

“There’s an epidemic of poor punctuation in the United States, much like the Swine flu. It’s too bad there’s no vaccine to prevent it.”

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K, I was wonderin' what "punction" was.

I loooove punctuation.
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K, I was wonderin' what "punction" was.

I loooove punctuation.
Heehee. I guess something happened there.
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