No doubt, fellow compositors, one of life’s little crackers that may or may not have baked your noodle will be answered for you today – When do you write O or Oh? Sit back, and watch me try to make this little ditty as interesting as finding a pineapple in your sock drawer.
Use an ‘O’ when you are forming a vocative i.e. addressing or invoking a person or thing, and, when it is closely associated with the noun or thing. It should not separated by punctuation. For example:
“O Mighty Putin!”
“O for the wing of a fried chicken!”
“O Palmer loyal friend of China!”
Use ‘Oh’ as an independent exclamation, which is followed by a comma or exclamation mark. For example:
“Oh! It wasn’t me!”
“Oh…that’s not mine.”
“Oh, when is the boss coming back?”
Till next time, crack some queer whids!