Sunday, September 25, 2011
Website & Contest: 10 Websites and Blogs of Punctuation Protectors
10 Websites and Blogs of Punctuation Protectors
Posted: 23 Sep 2011 09:58 PM PDT
In honor of National Punctuation Day, commemorated on September 24 (you didn’t forget, did you?), here’s a directory of Web sites documenting, usually with photographs, egregious punctuation errors.
First, by the way, note that the founder of National Punctuation Day, a freelance business-newsletter writer named Jeff Rubin, sponsors a Punctuation Paragraph Contest. The only rule is that you must write one paragraph, maximum of three sentences, using these punctuation marks:
apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, and semicolon.
(You may use a punctuation mark more than once.) Send your entry to the email address at Rubin’s Web site http://www.nationalpunctuationday.com/ by September 30, 2011.
*1.* Apostrophe Abuse http://www.apostropheabuse.com/
Tagline: Links and visuals illustrating an orthographic pet peeve.
*2.* Apostrophe Catastrophes http://www.apostrophecatastrophes.com/
Tagline: The Worlds’ Worst. Punctuation;
*3.* The Apostrophe Protection Society http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/examples
Tagline: Examples of misuse of the apostrophe as seen by you!
*4.* The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/
*5.* English Fail Blog http://www.englishfailblog.com/
Tagline: Public Butcherings of the English Language
*6.* The Gallery Of “Misused” Quotation Marks http://www.juvalamu.com/qmarks
*7.* GrammarBlog http://www.grammarblog.co.uk/
Tagline: Mocking poor grammar since 2007
*8.* The Grammar Vandal http://thegrammarvandal.wordpress.com/
Tagline: Taking it to the streets and correcting America, one comma at a time.
*9.* The Great Typo Hunt http://greattypohunt.com/?page_idX
*10.* Wordsplosion http://www.wordsplosion.com/
Tagline: Showcasing the best of the worst of the wide world of words
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