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Date: 01/26/10 06:31 AM

41 Responses to How To Use A Semicolon

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1273 posts
    January 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    Link: How To Use A Semicolon - The most feared punctuation on earth! Print this illustrated graph out and keep it on you at all times.
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 6:40 am
    Hehe. Got to love Oatmeal. :) I like his post on how a web design goes straight to hell.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 6:44 am
    Any good English teacher should buy this poster and place it in the classroom; students would really benefit from it. :D
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 6:47 am
    This was a good post; I like cheese.
  5. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 7:02 am
    Geez and I thought it was just to make a winky face ;-)
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2010 at 7:03 am
    This is awesome; I learnt something new.
  7. Profile photo of lemmingboy15
    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
    635 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 7:36 am
    psh i learned how to use semicolons in the 5th grade; and i use them perfectly ;)
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 7:48 am
    vv No; you don`t.
  9. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 8:53 am
    Finally someone explains it!
  10. Profile photo of DrVenkman
    DrVenkman Male 18-29
    287 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 9:06 am
    @Lemmingboy

    That`s not how you use a semicolon correctly.

  11. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 9:19 am
    That is, if you are a complete moron; otherwise, you should have learned all this in Elementary School.
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    dreadqueen00 Female 18-29
    331 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 9:44 am
    I think lemmingboy15 is joking.


    I hope.

  13. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 9:58 am
    I rarely use semiclons; I find I rarely have a need for them.
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    OverTheMoo Female 18-29
    460 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 10:17 am
    That was very informative, but also quite disturbing; I learned that I should only kiss a diseased rat on its rear end.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2010 at 10:22 am
    I wish I had dinosaurs and bears teaching me puncuation in school :(
  16. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 10:23 am
    "With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say I have a great respect for the semi-colon; it`s a very useful little chap."

    -Abraham Lincoln

  17. Profile photo of alk3v
    alk3v Male 18-29
    340 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 11:04 am
    It is my opinion that semi-colons make you sound overly pretentious and snooty, furthermore it imbues the writer with a false sense of superiority; instead we should just speak like normal people.

    They also have a tendency to create heavily embellished and frivolous sentences with a convoluted stream of consciousness, causing one to lose the attention of or confuse the reader; as demonstrated in the previous sentence.

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    MeAndMySnail Male 13-17
    54 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 11:34 am
    @gorgack2000:
    And that`s why TheOatmeal brings them to us =D
  19. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2010 at 11:36 am
    I support a grammatical genocide of the semicolon. It can be easily replaced by a period.
  20. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    i found all of the other little things one the bottom of the page to be much more interesting.
  21. Profile photo of krembill
    krembill Male 18-29
    1092 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    Hmm that Godzilla statement sounds just like a photo-comic I made one summer day when I was bored; I wonder if the Oatmeal saw it...
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    Hmmm...I`m still confused. :(
  23. Profile photo of your0mom
    your0mom Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    dakkar, i for one support the semi-colon; it`s much more grammatically correct.

    for the next subject, the Oxford comma . . . .

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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    what an awesome grammatical refreshment that i havent needed since i flunked out of college to go sell drugs :)
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    Ste08 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    got bored about a 1/3 down and just started reading the funny pictures
  26. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    There is only one correct way to use a semi-colon - like this: ; - )
  27. Profile photo of Rauron
    Rauron Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    THANK YOU
  28. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    January 26, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Educational AND entertaining. I love The Oatmeal.
  29. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32822 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    Meh, I knew all that; eh?
    (funny though!)
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    xRedheadx3 Female 13-17
    2045 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    Man I love The Oatmeal.
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    tws8631 Male 50-59
    316 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    Fun way to educate people. They need one for the use of a comma.
  32. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
    612 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    Oh, semicolon, thou art the most tricksy of all the punctuation.
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    Did anyone else skip the text and look at the illustrations lol?
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    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 9:14 pm
    THANK GOD!
    the worst punctuation ever, i cant even pen it correctly it always looks like a j
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    wereallboned Male 18-29
    256 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm
    I`ve learned a lot today; this will be useful for ENG201 tomorrow.
  36. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 26, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    The oatmeal should be teaching in schools.
  37. Profile photo of RepostPolice
    RepostPolice Male 13-17
    189 posts
    January 27, 2010 at 11:00 am
    I think I can use a semicolon now; but I cant.
  38. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    And here I am thinking that all semicolons are good for are winky faces ;>
  39. Profile photo of Spider13
    Spider13 Female 18-29
    115 posts
    January 28, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    Wow, how informative. :D
  40. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm
    ; <----- inappproptiate use of a semi colon :)
  41. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    356 posts
    January 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    I bought the poster!!!

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