Grammar humor – what a difference a dot makes

If you think punctuation is for the precious grammar police, have a read of these. Yes, most of them are funny.

Grammar humor - what a difference a dot makes
But trust me … incorrect punctuation really can get you into some serious doo-doo. Be warned, read on, and enjoy!

If you don’t think punctuation is important …

…try forgetting the comma when you write to someone “I’m sorry, I love you.”

Other classic whoopsies

I like cooking my family and my pets
I like cooking, my family and pets

Let’s eat, Grandma!
Let’s eat Grandma!

We’re going to learn how to cut and paste children!
We’re going to learn how to cut and past, children!

Caution pedestrians slippery when wet.
Caution pedestrians: slippery when wet

A woman, without her man, is nothing
A woman: without her, man is nothing

Stop clubbing baby seals
Stop clubbing, baby seals

What is this thing called love?
What is this thing called, love?

How are you my friend?
How are you, my friend?

Eat your dinner
Eat. Your’re dinner

And here’s how the Oxford Comma can get you out of deep doo-doo:

We went on a picnic with the horses, Johnnie and Spiro

We went on a picnic with the horses, Johnnie, and Spiro

Some more random punctuation goofs

Grammar: the difference between knowing your sh*t and knowing you’re sh*t

Dear Girls,
We hate Periods too.
Love from,
Commas

Practise safe text: use commas. (And never miss a period.)

Irony = Hyphenated … Non-hyphenated

Punctuation version one:
Dear John:
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy–will you let me be yours?
Jane

Exact same words, but punctuation version two:
Dear John,
I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be?
Yours,
Jane

I’ll never date another apostrophe. He was so possessive.

At a grammar teacher’s barbecue: Would you like your steak well done, well-done, or well, done?

What are your favorite punctuation slip-ups?

Please share here (below) in the comments!
Banana Skin words and how not to slip on them by Suzan St Maur

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