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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Comically Innovative Punctuation

Many thanks to Heath Misley for alerting me of this list of much needed additions to our standard collection of punctuation marks. Mike Trapp, the author of the article, is in all likelihood a stunning genius and, in all certainty, my new hero.

Read the full article for maximum laughter. Some of my favorites:

8 New and Necessary Punctuation Marks - Image 1

Only think what Edgar Allen Poe might have accomplished with such a tool at his disposal.

8 New and Necessary Punctuation Marks - Image 1

I proudly plead guilty to being such a hater.

8 New and Necessary Punctuation Marks - Image 1


  1. Much have I traveled in the golden realms,
    And many run-on sentences have known--
    Yea, many commas spliced unto the bone,
    And many dashes have I overwhelmed.
    Oft place I semi-colons at the helm,
    And never thought to see them lose their throne;
    But hemi-demi-semi's now have pwned
    Whomever dares to undertake to spell'm!

    Now feel I like some washer of the loo
    When new bleach products promise to expunge
    The griminess and grimness that accrue
    Before his plunger has a chance to plunge--
    And new horizons shade my Mountain Dew,
    Silent, as I ponder this at lunch.

    1. Keats just died again. But I think Homer is laughing hysterically, as am I.