The audacity of punctuation: Word nerds stopped by Obama slogan, ‘Forward.’

Forget the audacity of hope -- Obama's real audacity is grammatical. Obama has ruffled some feathers recently, but not exactly the same feathers he regularly ruffles. This time it's the word nerds, and even more specifically, the punctuation nerds, who are displeased with the President. The source of their displeasure? A period. That's right, a small dot no larger than the tip of your pen. More specifically, the period that follows his new one-word slogan, "FORWARD." According to a

The audacity of punctuation: Word nerds stopped by Obama slogan, ‘Forward.’2012-08-02T14:48:05+00:00

The power of punctuation.

It took me a minute to figure out what Robby was trying to say here. Aye caramba! Who would want to watch his grandpa engage in sexual relations with a man in the hospital?

The power of punctuation.2012-01-09T23:56:11+00:00

If the Oxford comma could speak…

Surely it would be invoking the famous Mark Twain line right about now: The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Twitter was aflutter this week with rumors that the Oxford comma, aka the serial comma, has been abandoned by the very institution that gave it its name: Oxford University Press. Here

If the Oxford comma could speak…2012-01-24T21:37:02+00:00

Above the Law makes hyphens sexy.

Above the Law is the go-to source for breaking news on law-related scandals, hot lawyers, secret firings, and associate bonuses. Imagine my delight when I saw this headline on the site: Small Firms, Big Lawyers: The

Above the Law makes hyphens sexy.2012-02-14T16:28:23+00:00