The Guidebook of New Punctuation

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The Guideb ook of New Punctu ation b y Carrie C F irman

The Guideb ook of New Punctu ation b y Carrie C F irman

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o Part 1: Hum

Did you get


that clever p

Fake accent In jest Sarcasm e eye

Twinkle in th Wink

that Did you get

clever pun?

are so handy These gloves


Fake accen

oot it very, very g Yah, Gunter,

In jest re ld go buy mo Well, we cou chocolate

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e eye

Twinkle in th

I would love

g to come alon

Wink oin’ How YOU d

Part 2: Atti tu


Arrogance Back door c


Brightly / po



Careless / n

o filter


Faking confi


Cutting rem


End of discu


Hope Patience / w it

h care

Pride Respect Sassy finger

Disrespect snap

Wisdom I would roll my eyes if it were socially acce ptable

Arrogance EO so , I know the C Lucky for me test b was no con getting this jo


Back door c

, we must is impressive Your resumĂŠ at e same form have used th


Brightly / p

to do e experience Well, I have th job sure I’ll find a this and I am

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o filter

Careless / n

at ould just look sh u o y e b y a Yeah, m itting lans –your kn p p u ck a b r u yo

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Faking con

t again, could do tha it re su m I’ o S ft fairs we’ve got cra


Cutting rem

our way ck needling y Well, good lu to prosperity


End of discu

Thanks, I will

Hope s an report show ty ri a ch l a u n Our an onations increase in d

ith care

Patience / w

ize to get y will reorgan By 2020, the eed to those in n more of that

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Respect st of is behind mo r e iz n a rg o r Ou ant solutely brilli this, she’s ab

Disrespect ost st hired the m ju ’s e sh h g u Tho singly istant, surpri arrogant ass

r snap

Sassy finge

got ng here if I’ve lo st la ’t n o w He o with it anything to d

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my eyes if it I would roll y acceptable were sociall

ease iming to decr a e ’r e w ss le Un leasantries morale and p


s of Infl e ic v e D d n ions a

t Part 3: Emo

Impatience Amusement




Begging t

g outrigh ing not to be




Propaganda ble entendre

Randy / dou



atically [Over] Dram

Regret Truthful

Excitement Fear Fibbing Flatness g

in Foreshadow


co Immersion /



I absolutely lo ve this show , it’s so brilliantly do ne

Annoyance Sorry, could you move a b it to the right so the T V isn’t blocke d

Begging When it’s ov er could we p lease go get food so w e can eat tom orrow

Trying not to

beg outrigh


Well... it’s a m arathon, so m aybe we can go in the morning

Camp Darling, hon ey-pie, swee tie, I simply can’t get by w ithout my sco nes



You do certa inly

make a good scone, I’ll giv e you that

[Over] Dram


Yes, that’s all I’ve got, just th e scones, I’ve g ot nothing els e

Excitement Look look loo k this one’s a guest episode, these are the best

Fear Oh no, we’re really, truly n ever going to go g et food are w e

Fibbing Yeah, yeah, d on’t worry, w e will go after this one ends, okay

Flatness Yeah, sure

Impatience Look, I’ve hard ly had any tim e off this season a nd this is my break

Loathing And you pro mised me tha t we would spend that time tog ether

Nervous Please let’s n ot start in on this now



This isn’t the first time this has come up, but it will be the last


/ consumpti

I’m sorry I just


can’t - think about anything else right now

Pleasure I know, and it

is wonderful to see you relax and enjoy someth ing



TV is just perf ect for gettin g your mind off of th e office

Randy / dou

ble entendr


Well maybe I need your q uality “tube time”

Regret I know, I kno w... I never sh ould have taken this job , it has ruined us

Truthful But it is a big step up, you can move to a new job soon, and we ’ll be fine

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