It seems like we live in an age where it is more important for text to be copyright protected than grammatically correct. The New York Times, however, has a pretty funny article celebrating the proper usage of a semi-colon in a sign placed in subway cars. The article contains a tidbit about David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam serial killer who was, according to one columnist, “the only murderer he ever encountered who could wield a semicolon just as well as a revolver.”

The article also has a great quote from Kurt Vonnegut:

“When Hemingway killed himself he put a period at the end of his life. Old age is more like a semicolon.”


2 Responses to ;)

  1. bpt2 says:

    The correction at the end of the article is priceless.

  2. brianbunton says:

    Slate is finally catching up.

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