“I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after ‘semicolons,’ and another one after ‘now.’”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, fantasy writer; science fiction author
• Editorial Comment: Semicolons can only be half-assed, right?
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