Author: Proof Positive

Holiday Puns

Takeout Food Thursday inevitably fell on (or near) a holiday, so I took advantage and crafted some takeout food puns which reflected whatever we were celebrating. Going through the calendar:…

Punday Monday: Sing a Song

Yay, more takeout food puns! Some kids grow up reading National Geographic and listening to whatever’s on the radio at the moment. I had my father’s collection of MAD magazines…

Cleaning Out the Jargon

If you’re writing for industry, you can find yourself using specialized terms which generally mean something only to people familiar with that industry. These words and phrases are called jargon.…

Punday Monday: All You Need Is Lunch

Time for another selection of dreadful takeout food puns! The Beatles are so well-known that it’s easy to pun off their songs, plus there’s never a bad time to celebrate…

The Almighty Apostrophe

I think the apostrophe (the single right-hand quote, called “the inverted comma” across the pond) may hold the title for the most mis-used punctuation mark in the English language. The…

Punday Monday

For over 10 years I worked for a design firm in Manhattan. I don’t remember how it started, but at some point someone in the office discovered an Indian takeout…

Common Punctuation Mistakes

A quick and handy list of common punctuation mistakes, and the correct versions: dashes and hyphens A hyphen is used to connect two or more words which need to be…