The period is to be thanked — for silence.

A pause is a sun, a comma is a shadow.

The well-placed comma removes all the trauma, or adds some drama.

Dance, laugh, yell, anoint — celebrate the screaming point!

Reading is guessing and testing, punctuation pausing and resting.

The colon wears a coat and tie: “Hello, enumeration,” never, “Hi.”

The slammer — a verbal hammer!

The apostrophe is Procrustean; it owns, shortens, and relengthens.

There will always be more to be said; the semicolon will never be dead.

The dash is brash.

There are no stupid question marks; only stupid exclamation points!

The written word is inadequate to convey the human voice; our only hope is to someday reinvent punctuation.

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