Saturday, June 21, 2008

Has Modern Life Killed the Semicolon?

It's the old English teacher in me, I guess, that makes me read and enjoy articles like this.

3 comments:

Gerard said...

I use semicolons frequently; I probably use them incorrectly.

I also did not read the article.

Benjie said...

The first time I clicked on the link I found some obscure Wikipedia article--don't remember the subject (some woman I disremember).

When I found the article, a cursory scan made me laugh. I'm more worried about the death-blow to spelling delivered by the txt msg culture than I am about punctuation.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

How can you read Spillane without knowing what a semicolon is?