Of Semicolons; and Word

Whenever I read something online or in print and there are semicolons all over the piece I think, “no fair, they know how to use semicolons…or do they?!” Is this writer like me, who after years and years of using Word, and it’s constant “semicolon suggestions” they are not even sure they really know how to use them anymore!?! I think years from now people will look back at the writings we have left behind and wonder why we had a semicolon fetish. I swear I feel like such a pretender every time I put one into my document at Word’s suggestion, just to make the squiggly green line go away. It’s the Word Document’s version of “JUST MAKE THE VOICES STOP…JUST MAKE THE SQUIGGLY LINE GO AWAY!”

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  1. #1 by For Better GENiUS on December 7, 2011 - 1:44 am

    if you want something that’ll make English majors stab their eyes with the corner of a soda can, try http://forbettergenius.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/what-youre-really-saying/ where I make all attempts to destroy the ellipsis punctuation mark

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