Man learns how to use semi-colon; now uses it in every sentence.
Dana Whitman, a paralegal, recently discovered one of the English language’s toughest-to-master pieces of punctuation.
‘It all started with an argument,’ he told us. ‘My mate Dave said there is no use for a semi-colon.’
‘Well,’ he continued, ‘One quick trip to a search engine sorted that one out, right quick.’
Dana told us that he then proceeded to use the semi-colon in every single company e-mail he sent, quickly gaining the attention of his bosses and colleagues.
‘They get annoyed with me,’ he said. ‘But, in my opinion, we should all be using proper punctuation to keep our beautiful language alive.’
‘Don’t ask me about exclamation marks, though. I have no idea what they’re all about.’