The Talk Show Episode #5

The Talk Show – Episode 5

Believe it or not, my favorite 3 minutes of the whole show are when John and Dan talk about proper punctuation with quotes.

Putting the punctiuation on the “inside?” or on “outside”?

The American rules say inside, and that drives me nuts. But with my wife being the grammar stickler that she is, and since I love her to death – I’ve always followed them.

UPDATE: Thanks to reader, Nima, who pointed out that my above example is incorrect –

Exclamation and question marks can go outside of the quotes, whereas commas and periods (almost) always go inside.

The Talk Show Episode #5