Comments on: Punctuation Abuse is on the Rise http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: midwestern girl http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113712 Thu, 12 May 2011 00:49:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113712 My comment is more about grammar than punctuation, but I need to vent, right here, right now! Just this past week, I noticed three grammatical errors from my children’s elementary school. The Principal wrote in his monthly newsletter, ‘This has been a real good year!’ (ouch!) The head librarian replied to an email,’You can pick up the material from Katie or myself.’ (ouch, again!) Then my son’s teacher wrote in a note home, “There was a mix-up between my assistant and I. (not too bad, but still not correct.)

This is considered one of the best schools in the Chicago area, so what is everyone else supposed to do? If elementary students aren’t learning proper English from their teachers and Principal at a top rated school….well then, American English has gone to hell in a hand basket.

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By: Boris C. http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113711 Wed, 11 May 2011 08:46:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113711 Sorry i meant @AmbrosePendragon:disqus

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By: Boris C. http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113710 Wed, 11 May 2011 08:44:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113710 @google-d67499c8c77cd71af3b00fc795440627:disqus you are right about digital footprint. Can you tell me what software was used to make make Chris’ picture look like in comics?

Thanks.

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By: Jordan Burke http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113709 Tue, 10 May 2011 19:36:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113709 As you and Cody both pointed out, there are some errors. That’s why it’s always important to have someone else read through what you write (especially blogs or articles); there are times I’ve published something I’ve read through 5 or 6 times and didn’t catch any errors, but the instant someone else reads it, they find a few. Though, as fast as Mr. Pirillo publishes stuff, I’m not sure he has time to have someone else proofread!

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By: Anonymous http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113708 Tue, 10 May 2011 18:49:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113708 I’m fourteen, still in middle school. And @AmbrosePendragon:disqus Jordan Burke said, “it doesn’t seem that young people (by that I mean 30 and under) are even
being taught the value of proper grammar and spelling in school.” I must say that I totally agree. In school they waste time watching movies, doing projects, and other miscellaneous things. I think that schools need to go back in time a little to when all you learned in English was how to read and write, and look at the practices they did to obtain their writing skills.

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By: wendy (Tomi's Aunt!) http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113707 Tue, 10 May 2011 15:25:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113707 Okay. I found two mistakes: in your first paragraph “do not the rules of PUGS”; and in your fourth paragraph, “I fix up an errors”. I only took the time and effort to point these out because of the statement in that same sentence in the fourth paragraph, “go back to correct anything that is pointed out to me later on.” I also make unintentional mistakes in grammar and punctuation, and strive to find them all before I post or print. I believe text practices are responsible for the lack of diligence and casual attitude of acceptance of poor spelling, grammar and puctuation so common today. Just for the record, I never graduated high school!

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By: Cody Richardson http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113706 Tue, 10 May 2011 15:03:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113706 “I fix up an errors I may come across…” I believe you meant to say “any errors.” Ironic, but you might want to correct that.

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By: Jordan Burke http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113704 Tue, 10 May 2011 12:28:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113704 I definitely agree with this sentiment; however, it doesn’t seem that young people (by that I mean 30 and under) are even being taught the value of proper grammar and spelling in school. The number of people I meet on a daily basis who don’t know how to correctly string together a simple sentence with subordinate clauses astounds me. You don’t have to always be perfect in your spelling and grammar – but making an attempt goes a long way vs. those who do not.

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By: Jordan Burke http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/05/10/punctuation-abuse-is-on-the-rise/#comment-113705 Tue, 10 May 2011 12:28:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=25627#comment-113705 I definitely agree with this sentiment; however, it doesn’t seem that young people (by that I mean 30 and under) are even being taught the value of proper grammar and spelling in school. The number of people I meet on a daily basis who don’t know how to correctly string together a simple sentence with subordinate clauses astounds me. You don’t have to always be perfect in your spelling and grammar – but making an attempt goes a long way vs. those who do not.

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