Discussion in 'Writers' Corner' started by TheApostrophe, Feb 26, 2016.


If you fell in love with a punctuation mark, what would it be?

Comma 1 vote(s) 5.9%
Period 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Question Mark 5 vote(s) 29.4%
Exclamation Point 2 vote(s) 11.8%
Dash 1 vote(s) 5.9%
Semicolon 4 vote(s) 23.5%
Colon 0 vote(s) 0.0%
How could I choose when they are all so beautiful? 4 vote(s) 23.5%
  1. YOU
    The Love Song of the Grammar Nazi

    You, exquisite perfection.
    The expertise with which you wield your commas
    Makes my heart leap with wonder.
    The delicate curling of their tails as they subordinate
    Your clauses astounds me, always with perfectly parallel structure.

    You, who tosses semicolons and dashes
    Like a juggler, without effort or mistake.
    The pinnacle of punctuation, the overlord of organization;
    Ah, how I wish that I could make use of direct objects
    So creatively as you do.

    You, who is more beautiful than a complex-compound sentence,
    Who can tell an adverb clause from an adjective clause
    Even with the blaring, incorrect torture
    Of spoken sentence fragments blaring in your ears.
    The comma splice does not exist in your world!

    You, who smiles when I correct your family's grammar,
    Because deep down, it really annoys you, too,
    And who sometimes uses contractions simply
    Because you love the flavor that the extra apostrophe
    Adds to the sentence, a soaring comma of hope and brevity.

    You, who makes me more happy than-
    Wait, what's that? Did you just end a sentence with a preposition? The shame!
    That's it. We're done. You're not putting enough work into this paper-er, relationship.
    When you pass your basic English course, maybe I'll reconsider.
    Yeesh, the nerve of some people....
    ShelLuser, Dufne, 607 and 6 others like this.
  2. Wait before I go on who are you?
  3. <------- See Avatar/Signature :p

    I am TheApostrophe, shorting sentences and showing ownership since the 1500s.

    But yeah, no, really I'm Hashhog. Feel free to trash this incredibly random and horrible love poem as you wish. :p
    ShelLuser and FoxyRavenger like this.
  4. That is all I wanted to know hehe. I thought you were a new member :p

    I would be quotation marks just putting my explanation point on it xD
    ShelLuser likes this.
  5. I don't know why, but I do actually like the question mark. I think that that is because questions are a good thing. I maen, when you're asking something you are automaticley asking for more knowlege, and knowlege is a good thing, because you did ask something and used a question mark, whait, that's a circle-redanation, isn't it?
    607 likes this.

  6. Savage...
  7. I'd fall in love with the sexy question mark ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)
  8. no way I make a point! with my love !:D
    Jelle68 likes this.