Social media is often a minefield for those who care about proper grammar. The abundance of slang like “bae” and “lol” is enough to make any English professor weep.
But today grammar Nazis finally get their day in the sun, because it’s National Punctuation Day. Founded in 2004 by publisher Jeff Rubin, the day celebrates the proper use of periods, commas and other grammar staples.
This year, Twitter got in on the fun too. The holiday got its own hashtag and was among the top trends around the country, as the Internet (somewhat ironically) started paying attention to punctuation:
Copy editors rejoiced at Twitter’s newfound love for proper grammar:
Kids today—they just don’t appreciate a good em dash.