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As promised, here are the answers to the Proofreading Fun quiz.

Probably Valentin de Boulogne - Saint Paul Writing His Epistles - Google Art ProjectChallenge One: matching the characters to the names.
1D, 2E, 3A, 4F, 5B, 6G, 7H, 8C
Which is to say:
guillemet «
interrobang ‽
obelus ÷
pilcrow ¶
asterism ⁂
solidus /
hedera ❧
octothorpe #

Challenge Two: where would you hyphenate the following words?
min-ute (tick tick, not tiny)
strength (there’s the trick question I warned you about)

Writing the Declaration of Independence 1776 cph.3g09904
Congratulations to those who took part. No one has yet said anything opprobrious regarding the Oxford Comma, but I trust that those who harbour ill-will towards it will feel welcome here nonetheless.

Proofreading Fun

Are you ready for some good clean proofreading-related fun? I thought as much.
Here are three challenges for you to whet your wits upon. Put your answer in the comments, and I’ll release the correct answers in due course.

Disclaimer: one part of one of these challenges (and no, I’m not telling you which) is something of a trick question. One of the other challenges may not even have a correct answer, but may result in injury, maiming or death. You can’t say I didn’t warn you.

Gun panda

Challenge One: match the characters to the names.
1 guillemet
2 interrobang
3 obelus
4 pilcrow
5 asterism
6 solidus
7 hedera
8 octothorpe

A ÷   B ⁂   C #   D «   E ‽   F ¶   G /   H ❧

Challenge Two: where would you hyphenate the following words?
minute (tick tick, not tiny)

Battle between the imperial and the revolutionary army Wellcome L0040011
Challenge Three: are you for or against the Oxford comma? «barricades self under desk and refuses to come out»