Thursday, September 24, 2009

"I Love You Period"*

I think I heard "I Love You Period" at a karaoke night (I generally don't get up and sing myself, except to maybe provide backup when the girls get up and do "Baby Got Back" or "Ice Ice Baby"). It's really quite a terrible song, but I thought it fitting for National Punctuation Day (yeah, yeah, we all know I'm a big dork). Here's the full chorus in all its glory:

I love you period
Do you love me question mark
Please, please exclamation point
I want to hold you in parentheses

I've been thinking about what my favorite punctuation mark is, and I have to say I don't think I can decide. I'm a big fan of the semicolon; yet I also really enjoy ellipses...and I'm sure you have all noticed how often I like to use parentheses (they're great for asides). What's your favorite?

*Dan Baird