Back in the day, I envisioned this blog to be subtitled: Running, Writing and Reading on Canada's East Coast - a great way to give the blog some focus. Since I have nothing on any of those subjects, it's a good thing I didn't go with subtitle route! Of course, back in the day I had set up this blog I wasn't working The Day Job and thought I'd have all the time in the world to run, write and read! I whine about there not being enough hours in the day...when really there are just not enough FREE hours in the day!
Have you noticed lately I've been overusing the Ellipsis (...) in my writing? Not sure where I picked that up from, but a quick Google search tells me that if used correctly, the Ellipsis can show an omitted section or used when the writer wants to expand on something already mentioned in the sentence. Also, Grammar Girl has this quoted from The Chicago Manual of Style: Ellipsis points suggest faltering or fragmented speech accompanied by confusion, insecurity, distress, or uncertainty. Umm, doesn't that say a lot! I also learned from that quick lesson that it can become annoying - fast - so I'll try to curtail my use of Ellipsis!
The scene from Mamma Mia when the girls are discussing Donna's sex life (dot, dot, dot) is now playing over and over in my head!
What grammar punctuation do you tend to overuse? Besides the Ellipsis (and I just love to say and type that word), I love exclamation points! Lots of them!! Anything new and exciting out there that I should know about - because this post ended up being a grammar lesson instead of anything newsy and interesting? Hmm, perhaps I should look up the Dash (-), I tend to overuse that, too!