Re: Ban the Semicolon?

Subject: Re: Ban the Semicolon?
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 10:18:02 +0100

>Andy Rooney wants to see the semicolon banned from the English language.
>Makes me wonder... I use it all the time.

Ahem... After my first posting, I have been enlightened about the role
Andy Rooney plays in contemporary American culture. Having been unaware
of that role (I'm not living in the US), I had taken his column to be
meant seriously.

I apologize for having posted an irrelevant comment, and my hat is off to
Mr Rooney for sounding just like an authentic nitpicker.

Regards
Jan Henning

PS: And thanks to Michael and Peter for politely pointing out the
misunderstanding.

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