Saturday, December 3, 2016
Abraham Lincoln, and the semi-colon
A few days ago I came upon a very enjoyable remark by Abraham Lincoln, from 1864. Perhaps the quote is well-known, yet I was not familiar with it.
Mr. Lincoln said:
"With educated people, I suppose, punctuation is a matter of rule; with me it is a matter of feeling. But I must say that I have a great respect for the semi-colon; it's a very useful little chap."