Thats the exclamation of Jeff Rubin, who organized the punctuation celebration to draw attention to the importance of commas, semi-colons and correctly-used quotes in the English language.
Rubin says a day devoted to the ellipsis and exclamation points is necessary because the increased popularity of phone and e-mail is causing a swift decline in basic writing skills.
This is only the second year of National Punctuation Day so the tradition is still developing. However, Rubin plans to celebrate by reading a local newspaper and correcting spelling and grammatical errors in red ink.
Sadly, he says writing skills have deteriorated so much that there will be so many errors that the newspaper will probably look like it popped a vein.
(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2005 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.