6/6/09

The Semi-colonoscopy...



John:   "Hey Miss Jones,  what's a semi colon?"

 

"Well, it connects two short sentences that are related. I might write 'John is a darling boy; (STRESSING THE SEMICOLON HERE) he likes to make people smile.'  "

 

John:   "Wouldn't I just say 'and' there?"

 

"Yes, you could do that, but if you are feeling lazy, you can just put a semicolon in there, too."

 

John:   (with the most serious face and finger pointed in the air) -- "I should really look into using semi colons then..."


 

 

29 comments:

Chaka said...

...Eating at truckstops. That's a good one. I've never heard that before.

Unworthy said...

rofl.. That actually sounds like something I would say.. I'm so immature. :/
lol

Dana's Brain said...

Gotta love the semicolon. Except I still don't use them correctly!

Michel said...

No WONDER I love the semicolon so very much!!!

It all makes sense now.

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

semi hell. it's either in your ass or it's not in your ass.

*shudder*

LiteralDan said...

I'm with Michel-- I love semicolons, and I'm unbelievably lazy. I feel like this is a revelation.

It's good to know the next generation is well on its way.

Joyce and Dorothy said...

Well. I think that means I AM a semi colonWell. I think that means I AM a semi colon......

Barrie said...

I love the semi-colon. Sometimes more than my family members. :)

Phil Bennett said...

I love this blog; it makes me laugh.

Wooohoo I learned something today.

I drink beer; it makes me happy.
I love my wife; she's crazy.

TY martini mom...it's very useful

dizzblnd said...

His new nickname: "Shortcut kid"

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Well we know that at least one person in the younger generation will know how to use a semicolon properly--thank you!

Tammy Howard said...

Semicolons are useful; they make writing easier for lazy folks.

Pastor Sharon said...

Semi-colons are our friends. . . and I don't always use them right. . .

Jennifer said...

LOL! I should have the semicolon tattooed on my body, I'm so lazy!

Suzy said...

I see Eddie Haskell is alive and well.

The Mother said...

I never connected conjunctions and their use with personality, until I realized that my kids really did use a lot of semicolons.

Of course, they also type all their schoolwork, being dysgraphic and all.

You are absolutely correct. ; is just easier to hit than those pesky conjunctions. Laziness will out.

Fragrant Liar said...

I'm thinking that semicolon block is structurally inaccurate; no need for the semicolon or the parentheses after the word. Sorry, I have my editor's hat on today; and though I want to be lazy, I have too much work to do.

Gaston Studio said...

totally no need for parenthesus, and think a colon would work better

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Whatcha gonna do with a colon : ?

SkylersDad said...

Talks like Yoda ; the semicolon helps ; it does!

Twisted Family Values said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. wise child. Learn lazy early! ;)

Isabel Princes said...

I don't think I've ever used a semi-colon. I will try to work one in one of these days. Dang it! Missed opportunity. I'm too lazy to go backspace and erase. It's easier to just keep typing.

She said...

You are hilarious; I think I love you!
;-)

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

I've never known when to use the silly thing so have always been lazy I guess.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Jeanne said...

It only feels like you have a semi in your colon when you eat at a truck stop.

Rocksee said...

haha I like that kid.. :)

Beth said...

I nominate that kid for President.

Seeker said...

I love semicolons. They are my favorite form of punctuation.

(I'm a kindergarten teacher and have my B.A. in English :-) )

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