Poor punctuation again!

I found this on the BBC


Now there are spaces starting to appear before punctuation ie spaces before ?

Why?  The BBC is supposed to be the guardian of all that is good in language. You don’t need a spece before a question mark, do you?

The damn punctuation!



Great article for linguists and those people who (like me) are irritated by the overuse of exclamation marks. Great name for it by the way – bangorrhea. Could it also be a flightless bird from Wales!


Do women do this more than men as the article claims?

I notice a lot of them [!] in students’ assignments and also far too many capitals on words that should never have them (Table, Chair etc). Anyone want to suggest a word for using capitals too much/indiscriminately? I will email suggestions to the Urban Dictionary?