Not since I read Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation have I been so excited about periods, commas, and colons. In an era when many people take the easy road to punctuation (i.e. Really, I have to actually use one of those stupid “symbols”? Can’t people, like, get what I’m saying???! – and, no, using three question marks does not make your question any better or worse. One will suffice. Furthermore, using an exclamation mark/point will not make your question any more poignant. It’s a question. Leave it at that.), we have to remember that punctuation is still important.
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