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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

un?

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

t

Fake accen

oot it very, very g Yah, Gunter,

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


Sarcasm d and uments soun rg a r u o y d n fi Yes, I proceed would like to

e eye

Twinkle in th

I would love

g to come alon

Wink oin’ How YOU d


Part 2: Atti tu

de

Arrogance Back door c

ompliment

Brightly / po

sitively

Negatively

Careless / n

o filter

Confidence

Faking confi

dence

Cutting rem

ark

End of discu

ssion

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

ompliment

Back door c

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

ositively

Brightly / p

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

Negatively and the et is flooded But the mark nant mpletely stag co is y m o n eco

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


Confidence grocery ting paid my it n k , lly a u ct A ol raduate scho bills during g

fidence

Faking con

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

ark

Cutting rem

our way ck needling y Well, good lu to prosperity

ssion

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


Pride ast ten rk over the p Our hard wo ess ught us succ years has bro

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

Wisdom ’t help us attitude won That kind of ls meet our goa

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


uence

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

t Part 3: Emo

Impatience Amusement

Loathing

Annoyance

Nervous

Begging t

g outrigh ing not to be

Try

Pleasure

Camp

Propaganda ble entendre

Randy / dou

t

Complimen

atically [Over] Dram

Regret Truthful

Excitement Fear Fibbing Flatness g

in Foreshadow

nsumption

co Immersion /


Amusemen

t

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

t

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

Complimen

t

You do certa inly

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


[Over] Dram

atically

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

Foreshadow

ing

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

Immersion

/ consumpti

I’m sorry I just

on

can’t - think about anything else right now


Pleasure I know, and it

is wonderful to see you relax and enjoy someth ing

Propagand

a

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

Randy / dou

ble entendr

e

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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The Guidebook of New Punctuation  

In honor of punctuation past and in anticipation of the future's glyphs, I share this set of doodles as a light-hearted rhetorical solution...