I love the semi colon. I think that the reason we don't use it so much these days is because we are too lazy - I blame meily Dickenson for the dash.
I, too, LOVE the semicolon! I always get told off for using it too much in my essays - but there's a place for it everywhere. There is never a dull moment that can't be spiced up be a semi-colon here or there.. *sigh*
I've also been inconsistent in my spelling of the phrase semi colon for which I apologise; my spelling and grammar has taken a turn for the worse since I became an employee of retail.
wow - two defenders of the semicolon! i just had a look on wikipedia. apparently the earliest use of the semicolon was in 1591. the comma, or rather the proto-comma on the other hand has been around since 3RD century BC.my, truly a wondrous world we live in ...
And now there is also a fight to defend the possessive apostrophe!http://workofmyownfiction.blogspot.com/2009/01/save-possessive-apostrophe.html
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