Like words? Care about punctuation? Welcome home!

I love words!

Words can inform, helping us learn.

Words can misinform, leading us astray.

Words can heal, helping us feel better.

Words can hurt, damaging our self-esteem.

Words can make us happy, make us angry, make us laugh, make us sad.

Words can help us influence others, convincing them of a concept or persuading them to take some kind of action.

Punctuation matters as well; commas, periods, semicolons and exclamation points add meaning and clarity to the way we arrange our words. 

You’ll find examples here of how people use — and misuse — Standard American English, all with the purpose of informing you, appreciating (or not) the utterances of others, and sometimes entertaining us all.