13 comments for “Ozy And Millie: Punctuation protest song

    • Language may change, but there are already ways to emphasize a word without misusing quotation marks and using apostrophes incorrectly just makes you look like a dunce. After all, there is a difference between it’s and its for a reason.

      • to be honest it’s should be spelled differently altogether, the use of an apostrophe in a contraction is rational iff the contraction is not so common as to constitute a common construct or to be assumed in writing. however the contraction it is, should not be confused with its.

        c when pronounced as a soft s, in my view should never be written c except before e. ch ought to not to be pronounced k. words taken from foreign languages should retain accents in accordance to the original spelling.

        Also not all change in language is innately good, e.g. I think that the loss of productivity, is actually a loss of expressiveness.
        since you both seam to disagree, their are some spelling reforms that would at-least make some sense.
        as for spelling reform, as for plural, streets’/breadz’ would be more aesthetically pleasing, than always using the same plural suffix. ŋ or ŋg should in all casses of ng, where ng is pronounce ŋ/ŋ.g, in order to retain a more distinctive shape, ŋ would become ŋŋ when used as at the end of a complete word. the letter þorn should be reintroduced. actually we should probably reinstate all letters lost in senseless spelling reforms.

        • I think the quotes thing is partly due to people who are used to TV Tropes markup. In that, single quote marks doubled up are used to create italics, and I for one have caught myself doing that in other forums.

  1. If Sammy Hagar can have a hit with a song protesting the 55 MPH Speed Limit. far as I’m concerned, EVERYTHING’S on the table

  2. What annoys me is that hardly anyone uses adverbs anymore. It seems that adding the -ly to a word is too much effort. What also annoys me is people who dont understand how to use apostrophe’s.

    • Is that last sentence a joke based on what it says (missing apostrophe in “don’t”, unnecessary apostrophe in “apostrophes”, or just accidental grammatical errors?

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