Tuesday, April 15, 2008

On Punctuation: The Semicolon

I just don't use semicolons all that much, do you? I mean I use them for lengthy lists with numerous commas, but, really, that's about it. So, I wasn't surprised to find that my punctuation mark is the colon instead. (Quiz via Bookshelves of Doom.) So, yeah. I'm a little bossy and emphatic.

Speaking of punctuation marks...here are two great pieces on the semicolon:

And Now He's Dead: Semicolon; Punctuation Mark

And the evidence for the Gawker post: Jon Henley on the Semicolon for the Guardian
. (Lots of writer opinions on the semicolon as well.)

What's your punctuation mark?