Connecting the Dots

September 22, 2015

How did commas, colons, dashes, and question marks come into existence? Keith Houston writes for BBC about the history of punctuation.

is an intern for The Millions. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in BOMB, Ploughshares online, Music & Literature, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. She is currently the assistant fiction editor for Washington Square Review. She tweets at @bdantaslobato.

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