El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo


As you know, Bob, Kurt Vonnegut said that we are what we pretend to be and then pretended to be a lovable simpleton. Since we are at most also what we pretend to be, Vonnegut remained a brilliant writer most of the time, but every so often he would say something like “Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” Not only is the semicolon a useful device for people who do not want to write like lovable simpletons, but it can save lives.

Thanx to Chronicle
Tags: punctuation
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