Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Punctuation – A Guide to Commas

Over the years, I've seen lots of user submissions. Articles, reviews, competition entries… Reading these submissions has always made me wonder: do they even teach punctuation in school anymore?

I know that in a world of text speak (or would that be txtspk?) it's no longer fashionable to spell correctly and to use punctuation. But English literature major that I am, I refuse to accept that it's okay to present someone with 200 hundred words with no punctuation whatsoever.

When you write something to someone, presumably you want them to understand what you're saying to them. You're trying to communicate. Decent spelling and punctuation are tools in your toolbox to help you communicate. Style, clarity of expression and organisation, among other things, can come later.

All this blather, by the way, is only a lead-up to an excellent article I read today. Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to share with you The DumbLittleMan Guide to Comma Use. Enjoy. :)


Anonymous said...

OMGGG *stalks*

hi Apple i was just randomly browsing and... THIS IS YOU RIGHT? you got your domain back? x)


Appledoe said...

Yup, it's me!