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“They still believe in God, the family, angels, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other obsolete stuff”*…

Exclamation Comma

“Just because you’re excited about something doesn’t mean you have to end the sentence”

The Interrobang, the Asterism, and a dozen other curious connectors at BuzzFeed’s “14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed.”

* Isaac Bashevis Singer


As we resist coming to a full stop, we might send silent birthday wishes to Adolph (later Arthur) “Harpo” Marx; he was born on this date in 1888.  Harpo’s signature style, he recalls in his autobiography, was born after reading a review of one of the earliest performances he did with his brothers; it read, in part: “Adolph Marx performed beautiful pantomime which was ruined whenever he spoke.”  Thereafter, of course, it was all whistles and horns…

And mallets:  Harpo was inducted into the Croquet Hall of Fame in 1979.



Written by (Roughly) Daily

November 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

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