Satire Punctuation … By Anonymous Posted on December 24, 2018 Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments Related Items: Share Tweet Share Share Email Author Credits: [show_post_categories parent="no" parentcategory="writers" show = "category" hyperlink="yes"] 4 Comments 4 Comments Annie January 16, 2019 at 9:44 am I feel better about punctuation because punctuation assists comprehension. For example: “Bertie was not a candidate for Stendhal Syndrome. He was thrilled to be in Paris, and he stuck his nose to the window of the bus and gazed, open-mouthed, at the streets of the elegant city.” (A. McCall-Smith). Isla MacGregor January 10, 2019 at 6:48 pm I am trying to improve, and I’m observing corrections with gratitude. Leonard Colquhoun December 29, 2018 at 1:09 pm Possible question quite widespread among recent school leavers: “What’s punctuation?” (99% through no fault of their own – boo! hiss! to scores (maybe hundreds) of education ministers, hundreds (maybe thousands) of edufacademics, thousands (maybe tens of thousands) of teachers (but with maybe a clear majority being truly able to claim “We’re victims too, y’know!”). Surely this is close to mass child abuse, and constitutes systemic professional dereliction of duty! (Background mutter from a very model of a modern main-herd academic: “What is ‘duty’?”) William Boeder December 24, 2018 at 2:30 pm So much at stake for want of ancillary marks, and spots of punctuation!