As a result of that, punctuation is one of those things that just 'gets to me.' After reading "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" I realized that I am not alone! That I am not a single curmudgeon, cringing every time I see "apple's for sale" on a sign or "your" used where "you're" should be. In fact, there are enough of us crabby apples to bake a pie - or at least start an unofficial holiday!
Today is National Punctuation Day! Hooray! The official web site has some good tips on how to use commonly mis-used punctuation marks, if you need help or just want to read them again to add to your smug sense of self-satisfaction. *ahem*
*For any young people reading: those amusing sidewalk chalks that you love so well? They used to make them in thinner forms (about the circumference of a pencil) and teachers would use them to write upon special "chalk boards" that were mounted to the walls in the classroom. Sort of like your dry-erase boards of today (although these are probably being phased out in lieu of some newfangled projector screens).