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How do people celebrate National Punctuation Day, an event that promotes the correct use of punctuation?

Here are some suggestions from Jeff Rubin, the founder of National Punctuation Day in 2004:

  • Sleep late.
  • Take a long shower or bath.
  • Go out for coffee and a bagel (or two).
  • Read a newspaper and circle all of the punctuation errors you find (or think you find, but aren’t sure) with a red pen.
  • Take a leisurely stroll, paying close attention to store signs with incorrectly punctuated words.
  • Stop in those stores to correct the owners.
  • If the owners are not there, leave notes.
  • Visit a bookstore and purchase a copy of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style.
  • Look up all the words you circled.
  • Congratulate yourself on becoming a better written communicator.
  • If you still have time and energy, you can enter the first National Punctuation Day Haiku contest. Submit original poems about punctuation marks to

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