I can NOT stand that rule about punctuation always going inside the "s. It is evil. It doesn’t add any meaning, so it’s just a way to be wrong without anyone actually having a problem understanding you. In fact, it actually takes out meaning, and causes confusion!
e.g. Did she say “splunge?”
The question mark isn’t part of what’s being quoted, so why the hell should it go inside the quotation marks? Same goes
for stuff like
He said “splunge,” which was rather peculiar.
The , is part of the sentence outside the "s.
Perhaps if you think stuff like a full stop both inside and outside the "s is ugly there should be a rule about only putting one, but I hate that bloody rule!
Anyone else with any grievances to air regarding stupid rules of grammar that don’t make sense?