too much typing—since 2003


Go the Semicolons!

They're not just a good idea; they're grammatically correct!

PS: the title of this post is a bit of an in-joke...hello to those of you who get it.


czeltic girl said...

I hate not getting semicolon jokes. :(

2fs said...

It haveth naught to do with semicolons. On the Robyn Hitchcock mailing list, there was a discussion of the way British (and ex-British colonial) sports fans will include the article in referring to the teams. I can't remember the explanation exactly - something about distinguishing between the group of individuals making up the team and the team itself - but apparently it's common enough to hear things like "Go the Gunners!" So after that discussion, nearly any plural noun is subject to such formation.