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A Costume Fit for a Geek


This, ladies and gentlemen, was my award-winning Halloween costume. I was a semicolon.

For the record, when I actually won the award (company Halloween costume contest), I had the full getup on, which included fake claws with fingers missing.

That made me a misused semicolon; I was separating incomplete clauses.

(Boy do I hope that semicolon use was right.)

Anyway, once again this goes a long way to proving I’m a geek.

November 4, 2005