Punctuation! The Day I Thought My Teacher Invented a New Letter

Can you remember learning a punctuation symbol for the first time? Maybe I’m odd because I can remember that. But at first, I thought it was a new letter.

A question mark taken from a sign. The question mark is tilted sideways and lit up with bulbs inside.
(Source: Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash.)

OK, I can’t remember the day I first learned about using periods. Not even question marks? Or exclamation points! Let, alone, my, beloved, commas. But one memory does stand out.



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Anne Marble

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