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Last updated 3:03AM ET
December 5, 2021
Local News / First Take
Local News / First Take
September 24 is National Punctuation Day.
(kuvo) - What should America do about its general decline in literacy? While educators are alarmed, journalist/writer Jeff Rubin founded National Punctuation Day ten years ago to drive home his conviction that punctuation marks matter!

"Civilization is at stake it's very distressing to see this degradation of skills," Rubin said.

Near the end of this web version is a bonus explanation of semicolon; arguably, it's the most maligned and misused punctuation mark.

More information is available at the official website:

(Music on this feature is by Elmer Gibson, "Kid Stuff" from the CD Generation Dance.)

length of feature - about six minutes [6:00].

(Note: the narrative above includes all 13 punctuation marks listed on the website.)
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