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Saville’s Shout: China seeing red … art on the hoof … comma down …

Saville’s Shout: China seeing red … art on the hoof … comma down …

Margot Saville January 28, 2014 1 Comment

China is understandably angry about Australia's siding with Japan over a territorial dispute, so Abbott will have his work cut out for him in his first official visit as PM. Plus Chinese New Year art and the best of punctuation.

The beauty of the @ symbol

The beauty of the @ symbol

Crikey March 23, 2010

The @ symbol has been added to the New York Museum of Modern Art's architecture and design collection -- the design world's equivalent of winning an Oscar. So what makes it so much better than, say, a &, % or #?

Semicolons explained (with bears, party gorillas and hairy knuckles)

Crikey January 27, 2010

The Oatmeal explains the dos and don'ts of using the widely misunderstood semicolon in its own unique way: with unicorn burgers and Godzilla.

The apostrophe apocalypse

Ruth B August 14, 2009

We might expect erroneous apostrophes to show up all over stores, cafes and noticeboards (25% off all clothe's!), but lately, they've been popping up all too often in "professional" copy. It's time to stamp out this menace, says CJR! Spread the word: apostrophes don't mean "Here comes an 's'!"