Thursday, September 24, 2009

Palaver

I hope you all enjoyed National Punctuation Day! It would be a much more diverting world if more people celebrated this holiday. Perhaps I should write to Claire McCaskill to see if she can get us another day off of work for it...

This homage to the semicolon is especially enjoyable:

“Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.”
Lewis Thomas, “Notes on Punctuation,”
The Medusa and the Snail 1979

2 comments:

Abbie said...

Bubby you are a dorky dude, but that is why I love you.

Mom said...

Dern it; I didn't know National Punctuation Day was coming; if I had only realized, I would have been happy to celebrate!