Friday, December 21, 2007

Semicolon Abuse

Dr. Who spots a misused semicolon

In a lot of technical material, it's very common for items to be introduced and listed in point form, for example:
  • Point 1
  • Point 2
Did you notice I introduced those two points with a colon?

I've lost count the number of times I've seen this instead;
  • How can I hear you
  • When you offended me with that semicolon?
There. I feel better now.

So please remember, hold down that shift key when pressing the button that has the colon/semicolon.

I found this site of a lovely man who is doing a good thing for the apostrophe, The Apostrophe Preservation Society.

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