Fresh on the heels of the news that the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary has removed the hyphens from some 16000 words comes a fantastical announcement: today is officially National Punctuation Day! [Hat tip to Lucinda for the link on the sad fate of all those hyphens. I wonder where they’ll all go?]
The official NPD site is a treasure chest of awesome, from the tips on how to celebrate which include sleeping late and eating a bagel (both of which I did – thanks!), to cooking the official meat loaf of National Punctuation Day – there’s a PDF of the recipe on the main page of that site.
I’m bummed that there aren’t more pictures of bad punctuation in action; do you have any egregious examples near you?