Utne Blogs > Media

A Glimpse into the History of Punctuation

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Media, The Book Bench, emoticons, punctuation, Anne Trubek, Good,


Over at Good, Anne Trubek writes that emoticons have a natural place in the history of punctuation. Moreover, she suggests that the development of punctuation marks irritated some people as much as emoticons irk today’s grammar police. Even the spaces between words are punctuation, Trubek reminds us:

(Thanks, The Book Bench.)

Source: Good