Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Regarding new punctuation I proposed

I just found out that author Ambrose Bierce wrote his essay "For Brevity and Clarity" and proposed a new type of punctuation mark to convey jest, which he knew would make the satire a little more clear in typewritten correspondence.

So I'm not some sole loon to think that snarky or jest deserve to be its own sentence type.


Misttar said...

Also came across this A Giant Step Forward for Punctuation as an example of someone proposing the same idea.

Misttar said...

Found another here

What I mean by 'Idea'

By 'Idea' I mean something practical. This might be an improvement or something new but it should be practical.
For example:
"We should all have jet packs."
While a great idea, it's not very practical.
If I had an idea on how to improve the thrust/weight ratio, then that would be a practical idea. That being the only real problem that would need to be solved for jet packs.