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The Semicolons History

Is a punctuation mark with several uses. The Italian printer Aldus Manutius the Elder established the practice of using the semicolon to separate words of opposed meaning and to allow a rapid change in direction in connecting interdependent statements. "The first printed semicolon was the work of ... Aldus Manutius" in 1494. Ben Jonson was the first notable English writer to use the semicolon systematically. The modern uses of the semicolon relate either to the listing of items or to the linking of related clauses.

Semicolons are cool to learn about.

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"They are more powerful more imposing more pretentious than a comma but they are a comma all the same. They really have within them deeply within them fundamentally within them the comma nature."

Semicolons Fun

Semicolons are fun. They are the little punctuation signs that make the Winky faces for Emojicons. Life Would Be Left Out If We Didn't Have Semicolons.