[caption id="attachment_58" align="alignleft" width="284"] Punctuation Can Save Life[/caption]
Being an editor, punctuation are always at the back of my mind. I acknowledge their importance, and the void they create when they are out of sight. But, never ever in my fondest memory, I realized that punctuation can save lives as well!
Don’t be aghast, I am not making any bold statement. IT’S TRUE!
If you don’t believe me, or are wondering if I am out of my mind, read the blog post title again; maybe you could grab what I am trying to convey.
‘Let’s eat Mom’ and ‘let’s eat, Mom’ are as different as chalk and cheese!
While the former smells like a conspiracy to eat Mom right away, the latter is an invitation extended to Mom, to eat.
Anybody can write, and I dare say that penning down thoughts is the best way of expression; but, only if you mind little grammar. Incorrect grammar, missed punctuation, wrong spellings, or logic flow going haywire, can take away all the fun from your writing and convey a meaning that is totally different from what was intended.
While writing, remember to pay little attention to punctuation. These are tiny creatures, but have the capacity to spread rumors and create melee.
Live and love,