looking for a certain quote on semicolons

Reply Wed 18 Dec, 2013 12:54 pm
Hey all - hoping someone can help me with this!

Years ago, I came across a quote somewhere online, along the lines of, "You can use the semicolon exactly twice in your life - use them wisely." The idea, of course, being to discourage overuse of the semicolon.

I'm one of those semicolon sticklers myself - I hate them. So every now and then, I get into a debate with a friend over their usage, and I remember this quote and wish I could pull it out to support my argument. Does anybody know where this comes from? I'm guessing I don't have the quote quite right, since a lot of Googling has so far gotten me no where.


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Jack of Hearts
Reply Wed 18 Dec, 2013 02:36 pm

It must be a very old line; semicolons are underused IMO.

Now, the hyphen - don't get me started - don't even get me started.

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