National Punctuation Day is Sept. 24, and the fine folks who invented it have announced a new contest to mark the occasion.
Here are the rules:
Write one paragraph, maximum of three sentences, using these 13 punctuation marks: apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, and semicolon.
Entries will be accepted at Jeff@NationalPunctuationDay.com through Sept. 30. Jamming all that punctuation into three sentences sounds tough to me. You might want to start now.
Meanwhile, enjoy these punctuation-themed haikus from the winners of last year's contest.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011