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 Post subject: Los Angeles Times quote
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 4:43 pm 
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From the LA Times Sunday, September 24th... sorry, drawing not available on line:

http://tinyurl.com/pj2oh

OBSERVANCES

A Dash of Zappa

September 24, 2006

Sunday is National Punctuation Day. "How," you'll undoubtedly ask, "will you celebrate?" Of course! By using 11 key punctuation marks: the apostrophe; colon; comma; dash (our out-and-out favorite); exclamation point; hyphen; parentheses; period; question mark; quotation mark; and semicolon, which is much misunderstood—just as we did right there. We'll then kick back with "The Central Scrutinizer" by Frank Zappa, at right. The song speaks of a guy with "exhaust hoses" that "propel him and punctuate his dialogue with horrible smelling smoke rings." We prefer the dashes ourselves.

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 Post subject: LA Times Gail follow-up
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:41 am 
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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valle ... 4811.story
LETTERS

A Better Zappa Pick?

October 15, 2006

It's very surprising that you didn't pick Frank Zappa's classic album "Apostrophe (')" to celebrate National Punctuation Day ("A Dash of Zappa," Sunday Punches, Sept. 24). A most appropriate choice, don't you think?

Neil Proffitt
Redondo Beach


It's not true that Frank Zappa stored pink guitar picks in his hair (as the illustration seems to indicate)! But diacritically speaking, it is true that FZ wrote an album called "Apostrophe (')." Thanks so much for the honorable, honorable mention.

Gail Zappa
Via the Internet


You left out another often useful and sometimes misunderstood punctuation mark: the virgule. Most people don't know what to call it. I know you couldn't include all punctuation marks in your piece, but this one does seem worthy of discussion.

John Kingsley
Woodland Hills


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