A few posts back I was complaining (shocker) about the overuse of exclamation points. I believe I might have scared (or scarred) a few of you thinking that you overuse them too.
I’m sure this post will make me sound b*tchy, but please don’t hate me.
And I had to add them to the title too because I’m wearing my sassy pants today.
This is what I was talking about, I copied these from the Facebook:
Happy Birthday Becky!!!! The big 21!!!
I just still can’t believe my baby is 21!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!
You are such a beautiful young woman,
You are kind, helpful, so very caring to everyone!! I’m so very proud to be your Mom! All your accomplishments, all your hard work, so much ahead for you!! I can’t believe you are almost a senior in College!! Love you!!!
I miss my Harley! Only gone 6 months but I think of her every day!
She may have saved our lives!
If you had to purchase exclamation points, these peeps would be BROKE.
There is a time and a place for everything though:
Punctuation saves lives: there’s a meaningful difference between ‘Duck’ and ‘Duck!’
But, much like the little boy who cried wolf:
“There is really only one rule when it comes to the exclamation mark: don’t use it. This is an exaggeration of course! In fact, rare usage is the point: the Chicago Manual of Style says the exclamation mark ‘should be used sparingly to be effective.’”
Did you know that September 24th is National Punctuation Day?
Me neither, we should celebrate with a margarita though.
Yesterday marked FOUR weeks that I started with my flu symptoms.
The cough hasn’t left me. It slowed down a bit, but it refuses to vacate my body.
Guess how I was feeling yesterday?
I coughed/choked most of the night. Am I having a relapse? Is it the common cold?
Dr. Suz also wonders if it’s a sinus infection.
Don’t even mention the C-word that I’m sick of hearing. *dusting off my shank*
I’m sure I’ll live, but I’m ready to feel healthy again.
I mean, I’m ready to feel healthy AGAIN!!
I’m far from being an English major. More like a grammar minor?
Nevermind, I’m over 21.
Does it bother you when I change fonts? Or when I use italics? How about when I refer to Facebook as The Facebook?
I used to be guilty of using too many ellipses…
Now….I’m trying to wean myself from them…
…..it’s difficult because they are so addicting…
Anything you feel the need to get off your chest today?
I’m also talking to YOU way in the back who never comments; I know you have something to say.