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  • noun Plural form of semi-colon.


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  • Will Governor Tancredo outlaw semi-colons because they look at him funny?


  • The semi-colons here seem to function not as a marker of sentence boundaries but as just one more way to extend the list of details associated with the withdrawal.

    Narrative Strategies

  • I use air semi-colons, but only because I've never read anything by Jonathan Safran Foer, and I want to fit in among literary circles.

    Happy, National Punctuation Day?.!!,()&

  • Apparently, Kurt Vonnegut felt that semi-colons are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing.

    Australia v England - live! | Rob Smyth

  • Just as typographic markup (i.e. punctuation like periods, exclamation points, commas, semi-colons) makes prose more readable, slashtags and hashtags are designed to make communicating over Twitter better and more efficiently reflect the intentional message of the author.

    Clarifying a few things about Twitter typographics like hashtags and slashtags | FactoryCity

  • And I think I've used them once or twice, but mostly find myself changing my own scripted semi-colons into double dashes when I'm lettering pages.

    Nate Peikos’s Comics Punctuation

  • We chose a place by the harbor and decorated it with inflatable periods and commas, colons and semi-colons.

    End of the World

  • To be even more petty and nitpick than the commenters above me, the author also misues semi-colons, hyphens, and capitalization.

    Won’t someone please think of the adverbs? « Motivated Grammar

  • How bizarre to hear a message about semi-colons from such a prosperous and busy man first thing in the morning; I had a new boyfriend, myself, and not one who'd pondered the use of the semi-colon much; he thought in songs himself.

    The Cool Report

  • No one else seems to wonder how many semi-colons there are in the library or how many other people own the exact shirt you're wearing right now.

    Myra's Cigarettes


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