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

Bacon Punctuation A sentence about bacon for every use of punctuation After superciliously licking his lips, Ned shouted, “My bacon's even better than your fancy 'grandpa-style, home-smoked' version you bragged about!" Daphne's favorite desserts are chocolate bacon poke cakes, bacon caramel apples, and salted caramel bacon bark. Once he started eating meat, that dude became a bacon- eating, ham-chewing, don't-touch-my-pork-loin rodizio connoisseur. Indicates a quote within a quote Separates items within a list creates Compound adjectives There are 15 omits letters and numbers Bacon's always been an American favorite, but it really took on a life of its own in the Separates coordinate adjectives Stu likes his breakfast best when it comes with crunchy, percolating, and hot-off-the-pan bacon. creates two-digit numbers There are forty-three people in the United States named Harry Bacon ( good ol' '90s. punctuation Separates coordinating conjunctions There are four b's in the phrase, "Breaded bacon is always better with butter." I eat bacon every day, yet I still crave bacon today. Porky resigned himself to his fate when Farmer Frank re-signed the bacon factory paperwork. creates a plural for a single letter where there are two independent Clauses clarifies verbs with Common prefixes marks in Zeb's bacon was juicier than Myrna's bacon but not as delectable as Wally's. When Buddy ingests bacon, his tummy feels better. Dissing on bacon is practically anti-American. Makes a noun pOssessive Separates dependent Clauses Joins prefixes to capitalized words the English Hyphen What's the FDA's conclusion about bacon? It's approved. Makes an acronym possessive Separates conditional Clauses If you drop bacon on the floor, the three-second rule bumps up to three minutes. Joins a number to a word Barnaby figured he'd impress Clementine by cleaning his 6-cylindar John Deere with bacon grease. language. Each mark has very Apostrophe The children's bacon was found in the men's bathroom next to the nuns' kitchen When Rutherford ate his jowl bacon, bacon made from the pig's cheeks, he delightfully chortled just a little. All signs indicate that smoked bacon dates to the pre-1800s. creates plural possessions Separates appositives Joins a prefix to a date specific and It wasn't the bad bacon that ruined the night, it was Humphrey and Fiona's persnickety attitude. Percolating intensely in the blackened grease, the bacon appeared more savory than ever. The bee-eater likes his bacon best in fall-like weather. Separates prefixes and suffixes when three letters come in a row creates Compound possessions Separates introductory phrases Comma purposeful uses. Fitzgerald, is that another bacon tattoo on your forehead? Shows tifles wifthin headings Millions Flock to Watch 'Attack of the Bacon Cakes' at Local Theaters Separates a direct address Inserts related but unnecessary information Rupert never really liked ratatouille (that eggplant-tainted French vegetable stew) until he added bacon to it. One mark- () My, what a lovely piece of crinkled up bacon! Bacon is made from pigs*. Separates interjections If bacon weren't so beautiful (and I mean mesmerizingly gorgeous), Henrietta probably wouldn't always be so tempted to kiss it right before she inhaled it. Directs reader to further information the asterisk- clarifies a writer's state of mind Separates the day of the month from Francis Bacon didn't eat bacon on January 22, 1561; he was born that day. has only one The word "bacon" is derived from the old German word bacho, which means "buttock" (Wikipedia). the year Parentheses Indicates Citations function; The Bacon Explosion dish, which was made famous by the BBQ Addicts blog, contains over 5,000 calories. Separates numbers larger than 999 Completes a statement I eat bacon for dessert. (independent Clavse) commas, on the Separates Cities and Counties from states Bacon County, Georgia wasn't named after its exceptional taste in pork delicacies; it was named after a much less interesting thing: a senator named Augustus Bacon. Asterisk Ends a fragment Cbreaking the rules), for emphasis Bacon is good on pizza. And ice cream. *More specifically, bacon is made from a pig's fatty belly (at least in the good ol' USA), then soaked in salt and cooked up to heavenly perfection. other hand, are Bacon isn't commonly produced from jungle animals (e.g., monkeys and capybaras), but it is frequently made from other non-pig substances such as coconut, beef, turkey, soy protein, and duck. Comes after abbreviations i.e. and e.g. Dr. Pork just kissed Mrs. Bacon, daughter of Rev. Plumpypimple. Period used in more Philbert said with concern, "but Xavier [the new bacon curer] is a vegetarian!" creates abbreviations Inserts Comments from someone ofher than the author "The best therapy is a hug.and a plate of bacon." than a dozen Indicates an omission of words in a quote Identifies acronyms (but not all acronyms) Bacon makes awesome sandwiches (i.e., BLTS and chicken clubs). Modifies quoted nouns and pronouns to fit The plaintiff, who was allergic to maple, flatly accused Bubba of "adding maple to the bacon just to make sure [Bubba] would get it all to himself." the sentence ways. Indicates hesitating speech in dialogue Why don't movie theaters sell bacon? Baccon [sic] is more savory when you know how to spell it. Inserts sic to show original error in a quote is not a typo Asks a question Cend of sentence) "If I hadn't eaten that last piece of bacon, I would have never." Ellipsis Shows a person being cut off in speech Brackets "Ack! I don't want to hear it!" I just watched Mark-is he for real?-sniff each piece of bacon. This chart Identifies added emphasis that was not in "It was the broccoli that gave Stewart the stomachache, not the bacon" [italics added]. Asks a question (mid-sentence) Question Mark original quote If only cabbage tasted as scrumptiously delightful as bacon. Indicates a frailing off in speech includes one Inserts parenthefical material inside parenthetical material Bernie was to become the next Chief Bacon Baker (the wildly sought-after [unpaid] position at Doppelganger's Donuts). Katy Perry once said, "I unfortunately still crave chicken McNuggets and bacon, which is the meat candy of the world" (Hollywood Life). Indicates a direct quotation sentence for Movie theater popcorn-you, know, the good stuff-has more fat than "a fries, and a steak dinner combined" (New York Times). Expands a main Clause with emphasis breakfast of bacon and eggs, a Big Mac and Indicates a dictionary definition Bacon: "The back and sides of the hog, salted and dried or smoked" ( There's only one thing in this world better than bacon: bacon cheeseburgers. Expands or Clarifies a main Clause every usage of My old roommate-the one who always wore the furry shoes-strangely smelled like clarifies with added defail bacon. Em Dash Next time you go "eat lunch" with Phineas, tell him he better start bringing home the bacon. Three people come to mind when you say the last name "Bacon": Francis Bacon, the English philosopher; Yehuda Bacon, the Israeli Artist; and Kevin Bacon, that dude that's within six degrees of anyone in Hollywood. Indicates sarcasm or snarkiness our punctuation marks using Introduces lists that I Suggests an interruption in thought or That new maple bacon milkshake sounds so bizarre couldn't possibly-oh, what the heck, give it to me! Quotation If I ever hear the word "bacon" again, I'm going some! Dr. Miss Piggy: Change in direction Mark Addresses a word as a word You're about to be bacon. Sincerely, Farmer Heavybottoms Follows a salutation in formal leftter the theme of Indicates a period of time (replacing "to" Penelope ate nothing but bacon from 2010 – 2014 and then Ferdinand the Ferocious just belted out his lovely new hit cover song, "No Fakin', I was Mistaken for Bacon." Bacon Wars: Canadian or American on Italian Pizzas? went cold turkey for two days before resting in peace. Indicates a tifle of a short media piece Separates titles from subtitles En Dash op "through") an all-American colon I love bacon! I had a maple bacon donut at 8:32 this morning, then a BLT at 12:46 for lunch. Quintavious just ate his first piece of bacon; it changed his life Designates time Shows excitement and gusto Joins two related complete sentences forever. favorite: bacon. Hey, that's my bacon! The ideal salad recipe (in measured ounces) requires bacon crumbles to lettuce be 40:1. Seraphina has three favorite kinds of pizza: ham with bacon and pineapple; and hamburger, turkey bacon, and black olives. Shows a ratio Gives emphatic clarification Separates complex list items bacon, Canadian bacon, and bacon bits; VICTOR: I love bacon. But I love you more. GRETCHEN: Flattering. But you come second on my list. Amber totally snarfed our bacon! Shows dialogue in a play Exclamation Shows anger Separates list items with Commas Poppy has lived in four places: Bacon County, GA; Bacon Peak, WA; Baconton, GA; and Bacon, IN. | 2015 Mark Semicolon

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

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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 ...


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