SAMPLE: The Misunderstood Semicolon

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Some punctuation marks are abused with excess, while others rarely make an appearance. In the latter camp is the most misunderstood of all punctuation marks: the semicolon. I remember first learning about the winky eye of the emoticon world when I was just a young boy in grade school…

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