Weird Holidays – August 22, 2009

o Today is POCKET-PHONE DAY. British Telecom introduced the first pocket-phones on this date in 1989. ***MARLAR: They were so big they instantly ripped through your pockets. 

o Today is NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY.  ***MARLAR: I caught my mom late one night when I was young. I’d lost my tooth the night before, and I woke up that night and saw my mom with her hand under my pillow. I was ticked. “MOM! The tooth fairy left that money for me!”

o Today is BE AN ANGEL DAY. The Angel Heights Healing Center of Upperco, Maryland, encourages you to do something nice for someone today.  ***MARLAR: Do you know what I think would be nice?  If people would only send me emails that are properly punctuated and correctly spelled.

o Today is NATIONAL PUNCTUATION DAY.  ***MARLAR: And this is a real pet-peeve of mine.  I get emails all of the time with people that refuse to use punctuation or even capitalization in any way shape or form.  A three page long email could have no period or exclamation points at all.  It’s just one big run-on sentence from start to finish.  It’s annoying – and for those of us who actually paid attention in English class and decided to put that knowledge to use in the real world, it’s painful to read.  Please… capitalize the letter “I” if you’re talking about yourself.  If it’s the end of sentence, please use a period or other punctuation mark to let us know that it’s the end of the sentence.  And be sure to begin the next sentence by capitalizing the first letter.  Please, for the sake of sanity.  Now, for sake of demonstration, let me repeat everything I’ve said in the form of how these emails occasionally come to me.  Please feel free to scream at anytime during the next run-on sentence:

and this is a real pet-peeve of mine i get emails all of the time with people that refuse to use punctuation or even capitalization in any way shape or form a three page long email could have no period or exclamation points at all its just one big runon sentence from start to finish its annoying and for those of us who actually paid attention in english class and decided to put that knowledge to use in the real world its painful to read please capitalize the letter i if you’re talking about yourself if its the end of sentence please use a period or other punctuation mark to let us know that its the end of the sentence and be sure to begin the next sentence by capitalizing the first letter please for the sake of sanity now for sake of demonstration let me repeat everything ive said in the form of how these emails occasionally come to me please feel free to scream at anytime during the next run-on sentence

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