Origin of punctuation
Examples from the Web for punctuation
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
“And to see great fashion,” he added half-heartedly, in monotone and with no punctuation.
You might say that this is part of my side of the story… Please excuse my handwriting, punctuation, and spelling.
It was more like punctuation, a real life comma that emphasizes the constant pressures of our daily schedule.
The rise to infamy of the “SarcMark”® is unparalleled in the history of punctuation.
Inconsistent hyphenation, punctuation, printing and spelling errors have been corrected silently.A Fair Mystery|Bertha M. Clay
In the use of punctuation marks; first of terminal marks, then of the marks within a sentence.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
Obvious errors in spelling and punctuation have been corrected.Wagner as I Knew Him|Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
Punctuation has been standardised, and obvious typographical errors have been repaired.
Spelling, punctuation and inconcistencies in the original book have been retained.Customs and Fashions in Old New England|Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for punctuation
Word Origin and History for punctuation
1530s, "pointing of the psalms," from Medieval Latin punctuationem (nominative punctuatio) "a marking with points," noun of action from past participle stem of punctuare "to mark with points or dots," from Latin punctus "a prick" (see point (n.)). Meaning "system of inserting pauses in written matter" is recorded from 1660s.
[P]unctuation is cold notation; it is not frustrated speech; it is typographic code. [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style," 2004]