“I found a great many pieces of punctuation and typography lying around dormant when I came along - and I must say I had a good time using them.” – Tom Wolfe
A lot has been said and suggested by authors, amateur and experienced, on how we should
and should not use
punctuation. Setting aside the perpetual debates
around specific punctuation marks, the importance of punctuation in making writing intelligible for a reader is never in doubt.
This issue features essays that provide a brief history of how punctuation evolved, its significance, some valuable tips and witty guidelines on using the marks.