Happy Punctuation Day! Here are four easy ways to celebrate:
- Enter the National Punctuation Day Haiku Contest for a chance to win a punctuation chotchke. Since the organizers are suspiciously vague about the prizes, I'm guessing that we're talking about a pencil, eraser, or maybe some stickers. But who cares? If you won't do it for the prize, do it for the fame and glory, people!
- Show someone that you care enough to send the gift of grammar. You know that cafeteria lady who has everyone snickering about her "fresh salads" and "healthy veggie burgers"? Send her this post or maybe this one. Do it anonymously, of course. You should never mess with anyone who prepares your food.
- Send this CNN story to a text-obsessed student or two. With any lucky, they'll stop ROFLing and OMGing long enough to realize that the real world is right around the corner. They may even figure out that being clueless about grammar will make it very difficult to pass the SAT, let alone graduate and eventually land a decent job.
- Follow me on Twitter. Like me on Facebook. Add my RSS feed to your Google Reader. It's free and painless, people. And heck, we all just might learn something once in a while.