The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about punctuation today.
I really wish the "snark" was on my keyboard.
But did you know that the space (yup. you're loved-by-your-thumbs spacebar) is a form of punctuation?
Check out this lovely blog post about emoticons by Anne Trubek! Here's my favorite excerpt.
"A space is a punctuation mark, remember, so in those days, everyone used a script called scripta continua, which, as you may guessed, meant therewerenospacesbetweenwords. As more people began reading, itbecamehardertoreadthedamnedmanuscripts, and punctuation marks were invented to ease reading aloud."