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.