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Honest Dating Profiles of Punctuation Marks I The New Yorker

Discussion in 'English' started by AndrewvanZyl, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    (Hi English Teachers-I just picked up this New Yorker piece which might be useful/fun. Enjoy, Andrew)

    Exclamation Point

    Love life! Love adventures! High-energy! People enjoy me in small doses but don’t like to bring me around to their bosses! I don’t know why!

    Semicolon
    In search of a low-drama, long-term partner who will be a good parent; I come from two dysfunctional independent clauses who would stick me in the middle of everything. My last partner dumped me for a period.

    Ellipsis
    Proud triplet . . .

    To me . . . it’s all about what’s left unsaid . . .

    Some say I’m creepy . .
     
  2. baius

    baius New commenter

    I like this: a lot. Thank you. (I would have used other punctuation, here, but - well - I just couldn't.)
     
    tall tales likes this.
  3. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    :D Brilliant.
     

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