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I hate you semicolon; I hate you.

I really have nothing to say here except that I, quite obviously, am not fond of the semicolon. In fact, it's my least favorite mark of punctuation, as opposed to, say, the dash, which I use too often—much too often.


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May. 22nd, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
What the crap, lady; the semicolon rules.

Edited at 2008-05-22 10:00 pm (UTC)
May. 22nd, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
If I'd had a mouthful of anything when I read your comment, it would have ended up on my laptop screen. :D

It's that half-comma half-period ugliness; it's too much. See? Ugly. I'll take a comma, period or dash any day over a semicolon.
May. 22nd, 2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
I never use 'em myself. I always prefer the dash or just to make a new sentence.
May. 22nd, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Same here; I rarely use it (except for effect here). Sometimes I use a comma when I know a semicolon would be more appropriate just because I loathe the semicolon so. I think it knows. I think it loathes me back.
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