Totally Self-Indulgent Mid-day Humor Break.

Writing a blog can be tough at times, especially when you are not the bestest use of grammar or punctuation ty?pe of guy.  It’s the semicolon that usually does me in, and today I decided to finally put this demon to rest.  I Googled “How to use a semicolon,” and to my pleasant surprise the first result was from “The Oatmeal.”

I spent the next 30 minutes laughing my ass off, reminding me why this is one of the funniest and most creative sites on the web.  Oh, and I finally learned the proper use of a semicolon.

The Oatmeal

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  • I like Kurt Vonnegut’s take on semicolons:

    “First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”


  • would you believe that I was at a meeting last night and the Chairman asked if anyone had any issues with the minutes of the prior meeting. I responded half-sarcastically that a semi-colon that had been used should have been a “full colon.” Got that shit FIXED. don’t know if I was right though, so maybe I got it screwed up instead…

    • bclund

      When ever I hear “would you believe…?” I always hear it in my head being said by Don Adams as Maxwell Smart 🙂