Two Colons Too Many: Super Editor, Where Are You?

Precise Proofing Sign with Colons Punctuation Error Mistake Grammar

Faster than a speeding em-dash! More powerful than an exclamation point! Able to leap tall buildings in a single carat! Look! Up in the sky! It’s a semicolon! It’s an ampersand! It’s SUPER EDITOR!

Help! Super Editor, where are you?

Signs like this always make me wonder about those who commissioned the sign, those who designed the sign, those who printed the sign, those who packaged the sign for delivery, and those who installed the sign. Did nobody notice the unnecessary, superfluous punctuation? Who checks up on these things? One ought to be careful about applying punctuation willy-nilly.

Just another case for Super Editor to swoop down and edit out those colons.


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