Submitted by Lydia:
This is my tribute to the greatest and most neglected punctuation mark.
This is Nate Logan’s semicolon.
noun /ˈsemiˌkōlən/ /ˈsemˌī-/
Bonus: How to use a semicolon!
This is Sarah Shay‘s tattoo:
Yep. It’s a semicolon. I’m a grammar and punctuation nerd by nature, and I love the semicolon in particular because, as many semicolon-haters will eagerly point out, you don’t “need” them. Unlike the more utilitarian period or comma, a semicolon never really needs to be used. It’s a stylistic choice; you can create really elegant sentences with them if you know what you are doing. I’m considering an interrobang on the other wrist.
This is Gordon Lane’s semicolon tattoo:
this semicolon, on my tricep, was purchased in tucson after returning from mexico city, where i had gone on vacation from the army, an act that would shortly thereafter get me out of the army. it was an appropriate piece of punctuation for the time. plus, i simply love semicolons, even to the excess that william t. vollmann can use them.