Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Briskets, Semicolons, Trial and Error,

Blogorrhea Steve has liveblogged a smoked brisket. (Different guy from the NASCAR Steve referenced two posts ago....) History has been made.

Halfway through the smoking process, punctuation concerns take over.

Steve wants to hasten the decline of the semicolon; I think they're handy.

Funny stuff.

Start here, and keep hitting "newer post".

1 comment:

Steve said...

Yeah, that was a long night. Just had a mighty tasty brisket sandwich, though.

Maybe I'm the problem. Perhaps I was just never taught how to use the semicolon appropriately. I'm a pretty voracious reader and I just don't see it as that important. If I'm wrong, I'll be the first one in line for "remedial semicolon usage for the short-bus crowd."

But my first goal in the post was to gauge usage from the blogosphere. I haven't heard much of a clamor. But maybe everyone else is ignorant of the spectral shift in writing quality enabled by proper use of the semicolon?