Bacon Punctuation: A Sentence about Bacon for Every Use of Punctuation

There are fifteen punctuation marks in the English language, each of which serves a variety of purposes. A couple months ago, I charted each of the fifteen punctuation marks in order of how much each punctuation mark does. As insightful as that may (or may not) have been, that chart didn’t provide an example for all the ways to use punctuation marks.

So my solution? I wrote a sentence for every single way to use each of the punctuation marks. And what better thing to write about in each sentence than America’s favorite food?

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Bacon Punctuation: A Sentence about Bacon for Every Use of Punctuation



9 thoughts on “Bacon Punctuation: A Sentence about Bacon for Every Use of Punctuation

  • August 28, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Where was this 15-20 yrs. ago? I just got 8 yrs. of English lessons in 5 minutes.

    Don’t judge my use of punctuation. I still have to absorb it all.

  • August 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Love this! Just one error: in the period section, “i.e.” is used and is not followed by a comma, despite the comma section explaining correct comma usage after “i.e.” and “e.g.” 🙂

    • August 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Yeesh! Nice catch! I updated the graphic so it is correct now. Thanks!

  • August 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Is this available for purchase? I’m a middle school English teacher and would love this for my classroom!

    • September 2, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      I’m working on making a poster version that will be available purchase. The version online is 100 inches tall, which doesn’t work so well when printed 🙂

  • August 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    learned a lot about punctuation reading all sentences with bacon in it.

  • January 9, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Your big fat apostrophe near the top of this page looks like a 6 and it should look like a nine. It’s upside-down!

  • January 15, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Is there a poster or handout for purchase yet? I’d love to use these and haven’t been able to print them in a good format yet. Thanks!

  • October 2, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Thank you very much!

    But what about the sign “/” and “@”? I would appreciate it much if you could give us explanations and examples as well 😀

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