Punctuation: Wielding Parentheses

Corey Truax

happy birthday mom.jpgIlike parentheses in the context of blogging.  It allows me to sneak in all kinds of extra information.  I probably overuse them a great deal in here, but honestly, I’m not scribbling the Magna Carta.  I don’t seem to use them much in my storytelling.  That doesn’t mean you can’t though!

Note: Parenthesis = singular & Parentheses = plural

Let’s see how many times I screw that up.

Noah Lukeman, in his book A Dash of Style, offers an enjoyable definition of what parentheses can do.  “Parentheses, on the other hand, respectfully interrupt you, so that you needn’t cease speaking or change your train of thought.  Their interruption is more of an enhancement, like a trusted adviser whispering in your ear” (p. 112).

I like the idea of the trusted adviser whispering in your ear.  I find the occasional use of parentheses in blogging, personal…

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