Moira Donohue’s Penny and Punctuation Bee and Alfie the Apostrophe both hit paperback this month. As part of our musical welcome, I wanted to introduce you to the person who made me love punctuation (before Moira, I mean). I first saw Victor Borge do his skit on punctuation pronunciation on The Electric Company back in 1974. I can still do the sound effects. Shhhhhh ptt. Here’s a video where VB puts punctuation to music, ably aided by Dean Martin.
And, because punctuation is SO COOL, I’m also posting a link to Interjections from the fine folks at Schoolhouse Rock. They’re my heroes, and not just because I can still sing you the Preamble to the Constitution.
I was unable to find the chords online, dangit, but you can find the lyrics here. (Try A, D and E).
Look for an interview with Moira at the end of the week, along with a chance to win a copy of her book.