Manner Monday: Manners and Punctuation

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You may have noticed the disclaimer on my blog; “punctuation” and “grammar” are not my strongest points.

I LOVE this analogy and had to share!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do…

“Truly good manners are invisible:  they ease the way for others, without drawing attention to themselves.  It is no accident that the word “punctilious” (“attention to formality or etiquette”) comes from the same original root word as punctuation.  The practice of “pointing” our writing has always been offered in a spirit of helpfulness, to underline and prevent awkward misunderstandings between writer and reader.” -Truss Lynne, Eats Shoots & Leaves, Gotham Books, 2003

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