Punctuation, Punctuation

28 Aug

Have been going over my son’s study notes (he’s in the 8th grade) and discovering the importance of commas and full stops AND the right word in the right place. I don’t want to embarrass my son (although I threatened I’d put his stuff on the web if he didn’t improve), so here are some newspaper headlines that I thought fitted the “wrong choice of words and punctuation” category:

  • Something went wrong in jet crash, experts says
  • Police begin campaign to run down jaywalkers
  • Safety Experts say school bus passengers should be belted
  • Drunk gets nine months in violin case
  • Survivor of siamese twins joins parents
  • Farmer Bill dies in house
  • Iraqi head seeks arms
  • Panda mating fails; Veterinarian takes over
  • Teacher strikes idle kids
  • Squad helps dog bite victim
  • Shot off woman’s leg helps Nicklaus to 66 (for the Golfers)
  • Enraged cow injures farmer with ax
  • Plane too close to ground, crash probe told
  • Miners refuse to work after death
  • Juvenile court to try shooting defendant
  • Stolen painting found by tree
  • Two soviet ships collide, one dies
  • 2 sisters reunited after 18 years in checkout counter
  • Killer sentenced to die for second time in 10 years
  • War dims hope for peace
  • If strike isn’t settled quickly, it may last a while
  • Cold wave linked to temperatures

3 Responses to “Punctuation, Punctuation”

  1. some body September 29, 2006 at 4:34 am #

    maybe you need to get him his own copy of ‘eats, shoots, and leaves’

    – s.b.

  2. Vijay October 3, 2006 at 6:14 am #

    SB: I just did 🙂

  3. Veena Shivanna December 26, 2006 at 4:45 am #

    Full ROFLING.. sakkataagide.. Nikhil ge idanna torisi.. bysokoLLi avana kaili 🙂

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