Actually, as a former English major

I knew most of these things.  Note that I wrote former, and not old....From Time.

7 Things You—Probably?—Didn’t Understand About Punctuation!!!!
We use it every day. It’s on nearly every page we read. But that wasn’t always so. A thousand years ago writingyouseelookedalotmorelikethis 
It took centuries for the punctuation marks we use today—and the rules we have now about how to use them—to be invented and adopted. Along the way, there were marks that didn’t make it, rules that got thrown out and opinions so violent that men have been brought before judges to account for their apostrophes.


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