Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: September 24 was National punctuation day

September 24 was National punctuation day

September 24 is recognized as National Punctuation day. I am sorry I forgot to write this post on the 24th.

It was founded by Jeff Rubin 10 years ago. 

I know most people do not use punctuation marks when they text. In  fact I saw a texting dictionary at the store the other day.

I have a client who likes to text but no one can understand some of her messages because she just writes the first letter of a word and  the last letter of the word and I am supposed to guess what she is saying. 

I just pick up the phone when I get such messages and talk to her .


When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site


She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email


 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.



Comment balloon 16 commentsGita Bantwal • September 27 2014 04:53AM


I like texting short and sweet.

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) about 4 years ago

Steven, Thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago

I am not a fan of texting at all, but I am a fan of punctuation.  Interesting that there is a day for it!  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 4 years ago

Text is the communication of choice for many and punctuating properly is becoming a lost skill

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 4 years ago

Gita: I could use a punctuation lesson, especially where texting is concerned. Have a blessed Saturday!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 4 years ago

I try to punctuate in a way that appears I know what I am doing. When faced with uncertainty I rewrite to avoid the decision no comma, comma, no comma...

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 4 years ago

I hope that I dotted all my Is and crossed all my Ts on that day..I am sure I did!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 4 years ago

Gita, one of my best friends is an English teacher and she won't even use the text abbreviations, it just goes against her core.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) about 4 years ago

I! Love! Punctuation!

Posted by Aaron Poling, Working to get YOU the BEST Deal! (Long & Foster) about 4 years ago

Amanda, I am glad there is a day for it.

Sally, I agree it has become a lost skill.

Anita, I wonder why they do not use punctuation when they text.

Gary, Good idea to write it and rewrite to see if it makes sense.

Kristin, I am sure you did. 

Sybil, I can understand how she feels.I do not like them either.

Aaron, Thank you.



Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago

Texting does play a very important and convenient place in our lives today. My family of 9 adult children, grandchildren, etc. are scattered basically across the US (Orlando, Tampa, Chicago, Green Bay, Kansas City, Idaho, San Diego) -  from the East Coast to the Hawaiian Islands (Oahu and the Big Island). In a matter of seconds we can be in communication. Immediately a number of us are in group messaging. You will see quite a variety of punctuation:) Fairly sure we all missed honoring the September 24th day -  National Punctuation Day.

Posted by Jane Chaulklin-Schott, TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836 (TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766) about 4 years ago

What? I hadn't any idea at all! There is this: Have fun with it!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 4 years ago

Jane, It is nice to have family in Hawaii. 

Laura, I hope you will remember next year.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago


Interesting post.  I didn't know that this was a holiday.  However, I agree there are times when a text just want get it.  I do text some ... not much. 

Posted by Dinah Stallworth-Lewis, NATCHITOCHES, LA HOMES FOR SALE (Priority Real Estate LLC - 800.978.4847) about 4 years ago

Dinah, Thank you for reading.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 4 years ago

Good morning Gita,

It is interesting that there is a National Puctioation Day, when I text, I include (,) (?) etc. It does become time consuming, so I use the voice text and half the time I need to correct it. Gita, thank you for the awareness of the holiday......

Posted by Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308, Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, Realtor (Stake Your Land Realty, Inc.) about 4 years ago