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National Punctuation Day Today? Where, would ... we; be! (without) it.

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Last week we celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Between you and me, I'm just now shaking that rum hangover and putting that eye patch into storage.

Thankfully, there's a new holiday to fill the void.

Today is National Punctuation Day.

You're probably asking yourself how to best observe this momentous day. We've got you covered.

  • Sleep late.
  • Take a long shower or bath.
  • Go out for coffee and a bagel (or two).
  • Read a newspaper and circle all of the punctuation errors you find (or think you find but aren't sure) with a red pen.
  • Take a leisurely stroll, paying close attention to store signs with incorrectly punctuated words.
  • Stop in those stores to correct the owners.
  • If the owners are not there, leave notes.
  • Visit a bookstore and purchase a copy of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style.
  • Look up all the words you circled.
  • Congratulate yourself on becoming a better written communicator.
  • Go home.
  • Sit down.
  • Write an error-free letter to a friend.
  • Take a nap. It has been a long day.

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I would start by pointing out that you used the word know instead of the correct word now in your second sentence.

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