In Praise of the Semicolon

Do you have a secret and inexplicable desire to use semicolons, but feel the world has beaten them out of you?

Perhaps you do, but will not admit it to yourself. Or perhaps you use them unabashedly (like me) and dare people to contradict you. (NO! it must be a colon!! — Or an arch remark like, Really, my dear, a period will do.)

No matter your position on semicolons, you must read this wonderful essay by

. It’s  titled “The Passion of the Semicolon,” but due to LJ’s problem with Firefox 3, I can’t link you directly to it.

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    For some reason, that reminds me of this bit on fonts on James Enge’s blog. – Lou

  2. Kay says:

    Fonts and other trivia

    A very fun You Tube clip.
    Plus you will be in the know about the Trajan font craze.

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