Wednesday, January 19, 2005


As a hedonist by nature, I try not to make New Year's resolutions. They typically get in the way of my continuing pursuit of dissipation.

However, I've recently been examining an alarming trend: the issue of the rapidly disappearing and dreadfully misunderstood colon and semicolon. The shocking neglect I've recently observed has led me to a change of heart regarding resolutions. I resolve to make at least a token attempt to do my part and use these oft-overlooked bits of punctuation. I think this terribly necessary; otherwise, these useful markers could become so endangered that no one with a public-school education can readily identify them.

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