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If, like me, you’ve sometimes felt that current grammar rules are just not enough to stop all the ugly grammar that happens online, then you’ll be thrilled to know there’s a second level of grammar. They include Isolation Marks, which are used to ensure your readers know that you’re only quoting bad spelling, and the Demicolon that connects anything and everything, far more advanced than the semi-colon which only connects related yet independent clauses.
My favorite by far is the Double-Reverse-Sarcastimark. It allows you to correct other people’s grammar sarcastically, and back track if it offends. Genius!
To see the rest of the new punctuation, visit College Humor.
I’ve earned quite a reputation for being a bit of a stickler for grammar. Some may even call me a grammar nazi. I can’t deny the fact that I (mostly) silently correct people’s grammar on the internet ALL of the time. The wrong use of its vs. it’s makes me cringe and holding back from my instinct to correct the culprit(s) makes me anxious. Wouldn’t it be great if this set of Internet CAPTCHAs, created by Matthew Baldwin, really did exist to help create a peaceful online experience? Well, at least for me.
Get them wrong? Access to the internet not allowed (not not aloud)!
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