The semi-colons are half caste now ; We have now colons with the body guards of slash,slash

Has modern life killed the semicolon? – By Paul Collins – Slate Magazine

“French commentators blame the semicolon’s decline on everything from “the modern need for speed” to the corrupting influence of English and its short, declarative sentences. It’s a charge leveled for years stateside, too, with Sven Birkerts bemoaning the Internet’s baleful influence on semicolons a decade ago”

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