Excerpt: “Perhaps because they’re aware that I’ve had occasion to consider punctuation, some readers contacted me about the February 18 New York Times article about use of a semicolon in a New York City Transit subway placard….
And more generally, semicolons are creatures of nuance—less than a period, more than a comma. A contract isn’t the place for nuance.
But fans of semicolons shouldn’t despair: even with the limited use I put them to, my contracts still end up containing quite a few of them.” (Full post, here.)
(From Portland, Oregon: And then there is the Trimet PGE Park eastbound MAX station, where you can sit on semicolons and other punctuation. Whenever I alight from the train, it’s always right at the semicolon; it’s a mystery.]