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It’s Like “Inception” for Punctuation Nerds

Over at the Spectator, David Crystal reviews Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson, who was kind enough to grant permission for an excerpt of the book to be published by the Paris Review – which is where I first learned that a semicolon, along with the comma, colon, and period, was once regarded as a precise measurement of a pause.



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