The Personality of a Semicolon

Punctuation mark personality? Yes, please! My favorite is the semicolon, so apparently this is me:

Semi-colon (;): You’re well-read and urbane. You knew where this was on the keyboard before it became part of the winky emoticon. You’re more easy-going than Colon or Period types, but you’re still put together and usually organized. People are comfortable around you and tend to like you, though they may not be able to say exactly why.”

You could also read this as “you have a hard time committing to a real colon.” But I’ll stick with “well-read and urbane.”

Sadly, this list is missing some of the more unusual punctuation marks, but how often can you really use the interrobang, anyway?

4 thoughts on “The Personality of a Semicolon

  1. I love the semi-colon, perhaps a little too much. And then there’s Kurt Vonnegut’s quote:

    <i<"Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college."

    After which, a few sentences later, he uses a semi-colon. Love it.

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