Punctuation Patrol

Most word mavens are grammar geeks and punctuation patrollers. And there are plenty of signs out there to keep us busy.

This one resides in the parking lot of my mailbox store, and I’m faced with it almost every day. I’m someone who laments the current trend of removing commas, especially when they assist with meaning and cadence. A former broadcaster, I insert commas whenever and wherever I want the reader to pause – to create tempo in a well-tempered sentence.

This is one pause too many!

How about you? Do you have a favorite example of mangled grammar or punctuation? Feel free to share in the Comments and include a photo link, if you like!