Semi Colons, ultimately pointless!

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Blokeonabike, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. The semi colon is a delightful little piece of punctuation but completely superfluous; it can usually be replaced perfectly well by a full stop (period if you are Trans-Atlantically challenged) and always by some alternative form of punctuation or conjunction.
  2. I can already hear the grammar Nazi's starting up the outrage bus

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  3. My colon is pretty useful to me. If nothing else somewhere for Jarrod to put his meat.
  4. Ravers finds a semi, and a colon, most useful I'd imagine.
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  5. i do wonder who still uses a SC nowadays; surely a full stop would suffice?
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  6. Now you mention it........

    Nazis (without an apostrophe) is the proper plural.
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  7. Sounds like we need Lynn Truss on the case here.
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  8. Damn phone dictionary! Probably written by a Yank

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  9. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Semicolons are sometimes thought to be written as two words; however, this is definitely not the case.
  10. Without it you can't make these :wink: :wink: :wink:
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  11. And I thought this thread would be given a stiff ignoring. Is everyone else having a slow day too?
  12. Semi Colon popularity ;;;;;;;;;;

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  13. I always use semicolons; they take up less space than full ones.
  14. But more ink when you print them.
  15. I'm productively using time up before going to work.