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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  by September 30, 2011.

*1.* Apostrophe Abuse

Tagline: Links and visuals illustrating an orthographic pet peeve.

*2.* Apostrophe Catastrophes

Tagline: The Worlds’ Worst. Punctuation;

*3.* The Apostrophe Protection Society

Tagline: Examples of misuse of the apostrophe as seen by you!

*4.* The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks

Tagline: none

*5.* English Fail Blog

Tagline: Public Butcherings of the English Language

*6.* The Gallery Of “Misused” Quotation Marks

Tagline: none

*7.* GrammarBlog

Tagline: Mocking poor grammar since 2007

*8.* The Grammar Vandal

Tagline: Taking it to the streets and correcting America, one comma at a time.

*9.* The Great Typo Hunt

Tagline: none

*10.* Wordsplosion

Tagline: Showcasing the best of the worst of the wide world of words


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