I still have no idea who will be joining Piper D. Katt in the future, although there have been a few worthy candidates for the honor.
Now then, let us discuss punctuation.
Among his other talents, Victor Borge had a great routine on the subject that you can see here.
Unfortunately this blog isn't really a verbal medium, so I will have to do it visually.
The basic signs are
Quotation marks. Either ' ', for repeating something somebody already said well after the fact, or " ", for quoting something recently said although nowadays a lot of people don't want to be quoted for legal reasons.
This is a colon :
This is a semi-colon ;
It hasn't turned pro yet.
This is a comma ,
It's taking a pause to figure out what it wants out of life.
The hypen - – —
Regardless of length, like a colon, semi-colon or comma, it's used to separate words when necessary but needs more space because it won't stand up straight. 😉
And this is a period .
It puts a stop to everything, which sometimes is a good thing, but those situations have to be judged on an individual, case by case basis.
Punctuation is used EVERY day, but it must applied carefully.
For example: I love eating grandma and children.
The sentence should have actually been I love eating, grandma, and children.
No cannibalism involved.
Use Punctuation. It saves lives!
But even used properly, there are some odd moments. Like...
Oh, the irony. 😶
Now then, before we go, New Year's Eve is this coming Friday night, with Saturday the start of 2022.
Here's a friendly word of advice.
Just before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, make sure you raise your left leg.
That way you will start the New Year on the right foot.😉
So on that note♫ take care.
And please be back next weekend for more Sunday Funnies!—lh,jr.