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Like swine flu, poor punctuation reaches epidemic proportions

Published 09/23/2009, Grand Forks Herald

Dear Shirley, This is National Punctuation Day. So I hope you are paying attention to your commas, semicolons and ellipsis. This is one of those zany holidays that people think up to promote a cause. Most of them I just ignore. But the idea of Punctuation Day appeals to me. It is the brainchild of Jeff Rubin, a former newspaperman, who comes up with more gimmicks for the day each year.

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