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Feel like you've been hit by a semi?

"All journalists can cop to this: The semicolon allows woozy clauses to lean on each other like drunks for support."

Being someone who has repeatedly been asked to refrain from wanton semicolonics--particularly by my editors of the Britishish persuasion--this defense of the semicolon, however shaky, feels a lot like sweet, sweet vindication.


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